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Posted by:whalliburton
Subject:Kismet stands still...
Date:21:40:56 07/12/2006

I also have the same problem. Kismet will run for about 10 minutes and then nothing.

Using a PCI TRENDnet TEW-443PI. AR5212 card in gentoo linux kernel 2.6.17.

lspci output:

00:11.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)

dmesg output:

ath_hal: 0.9.16.16 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
wlan: 0.8.4.2 (svn 1531)
ath_rate_sample: 1.2 (svn 1531)
ath_pci: 0.9.4.5 (svn 1531)
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 0000:00:11.0
wifi0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
wifi0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36
Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
wifi0: turboG rates: 6Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
wifi0: H/W encryption support: WEP AES AES_CCM TKIP
wifi0: mac 7.9 phy 4.5 radio 5.6
wifi0: Use hw queue 1 for WME_AC_BE traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 0 for WME_AC_BK traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 2 for WME_AC_VI traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 3 for WME_AC_VO traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 8 for CAB traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 9 for beacons
wifi0: Atheros 5212: mem=0xe6120000, irq=10

> > When I start kismet and the GUI appears i see networks listet and Kismet also says how many packets it has collected at the begining.
> > But although there is much traffic on a certain AP the number of packets doesn't increase - it seems like kismet stands still, although it reacts on all commands. The only problem is that the number of collected packets doesn't change. - Why?
>
>
> Hi!
>
> I have exactly the same problem using an Atheros AR5212 card in Ubuntu 6.10, driver is ath_pci from madwifi-ng.
> I shut down all network-services like NetworkManager, dhcp before launching kismet, but it has no effect.
> madwifi version is 0.9.4.5
>
> anyone got an idea?
> Dominik


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