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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:FreeBSD 5.x / wi
Date:14:46:50 23/01/2007

> Hi,
> I'm trying to run Kismet on FreeBSD 5.5 with a
> wi0: <NETGEAR MA401RA Wireless PC Card> at port 0xe000-0xe03f irq 11 function 0 config 1 on pccard0
> wi0: using RF:PRISM2.5 MAC:ISL3873
> wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary (1.0.7), Station (1.3.6)
> wi0: Ethernet address: 00:09:5b:3a:65:e0
> wi0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
> I try to run with the radiotap_bsd_b, but I know I miss packets constantly. I tried to sniff my home network, and after 1/2 an hour didn't get ANY "Cryptd"
> packets. I also ran into that the machine became unbelievably sluggish, but I'm kewl with that if it works. :)

Both those things sound like a driver problem -- userspace should never be able to make the kernel sluggish, but a bad interrupt locker in a driver certainly could.

If theres a new FreeBSD kernel you can go to, or perhaps a patch that fixes that, I'd suggest trying it.


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