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Posted by:sharpspark
Subject:channel get ioctl failed 22:Invalid argument
Date:15:01:34 26/12/2006

use interface athX and see what happends.


> Hi,
>
> I use a pcipcmcia-wlan-card with a atheros-chip. I madwifi to use the card and its working fine.
>
> Now I want to use kismet.
>
> I installed kismet, edited the kismet.conf (put in my username and the line "source=madwifi_g,wifi0,cisco") and inserted the card. After a few moments I started kismet. What I got was the following:
>
> $ kismet
> Server options: none
> Client options: none
> Starting server...
> Waiting for server to start before starting UI...
> Suid priv-dropping disabled. This may not be secure.
> Enabling channel hopping.
> Enabling channel splitting.
> Source 0 (cisco): Enabling monitor mode for madwifi_g source interface wifi0 channel 6...
> WARNING: wifi0 appears to not accept the Madwifi-NG controls. Will attempt to configure it as a standard Madwifi-old interface. If you are using madwifi-ng, be sure to set the source interface to the wifiX control interface, NOT athX
> FATAL: channel get ioctl failed 22:Invalid argument
>
> And this is my problem. What does this messages mean and how can I avoid it? Google knows nothing about it.
>
> I changed the line in the kismet.conf from wifi0 to ath0, but only to get another errormessage: FATAL: 'get_mode' does not return integer parameters.
> So I changed it back to wifi0.
>
> I tried "ifconfig ath0 down" before starting kismet (and the same with wifi0) but it didn't change anything.
>
> Could anybody help me or give me a hint where to look for more knowledge about this error?
>
>
> Thanks,
> Tom.


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