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Posted by:beijingjj
Subject:ipw2200 driver in the kernel
Date:14:55:25 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
> #define CONFIG_IPW2200_MONITOR
> 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

Are you using the ipw2200 driver that comes with the kernel source? If so, I'm confused because according to the README that version is 1.0.8. I have no problems with monitor mode if I separately install the ipw2200 driver directly from sourceforge. I was hoping to use the drivers that come with the kernel.

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