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Posted by:fried
Subject:ipw2200 driver in the kernel
Date:12:11:50 04/06/2006

> I've been successfully using the ipw2200 drivers from sourceforge for a long time. I remember having some trouble with the ipw2200 driver which came with the kernel in the past. This last time around when installing kernel I thought I'd give it a try again and compiled it in. According to the README it should be version 1.0.8 which I have successfully used with Kismet in the past. According to the README it supports monitor mode, however this kernel driver does _not_ support monitor mode and kismet won't work with it.
> What gives? Are they purposely distributing a neutered driver with the kernel sources? If I download the driver from and paste it into my kernel tree will that work?

The drivers from worked for me after manually activating monitor mode:

I just put the line


after the #include-statements in ipw2200.c and recompiled everything.

versions: kernel, ipw2200-fw 3.0, ipw2200-driver 1.1.2 and ieee80211 1.1.13

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