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Posted by:ntropia
Subject:ZD1211: FATAL: Failed to set channel 6 22:Invalid argument
Date:12:57:55 18/03/2007

I was happy to see that after some time my "cheapy chipset" ZD1211 is finally supported in Kismet. After installing it from the official Debian Etch repositories, I just run "kismet", after configuring it using hints from all over the net, but I got the following error:

-----------8<---------8<-----------------
# 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.
No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
Disabling channel hopping.
Source 0 (zdnet): Enabling monitor mode for zd1211 source interface eth1 channel 6...
FATAL: Failed to set channel 6 22:Invalid argument
---------8<-------------8<--------------

For sake of usefulness I report here the essential lines from my /etc/kismet/kismet.conf file


---------8<-------------8<--------------
version=2005.06.R1
servername=Kismet
source=zd1211,eth1,zdnet
channelhop=false
channelvelocity=5
channelsplit=true
defaultchannels=IEEE80211b:1,7,13,2,8,3,14,9,4,10,5,11,6,12
defaultchannels=IEEE80211g:1,7,13,2,8,3,14,9,4,10,5,11,6,12
defaultchannels=IEEE80211a:36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64
tcpport=2501
allowedhosts=127.0.0.1
bindaddress=127.0.0.1
maxclients=5
...
---------8<-------------8<--------------

I'm not an expert at all, therefore I'll not be surprised to know that I made some great unforgivable mistake.
If there is some suggestion, I will be very happy to get it!

Thank you in advance,


eNjoy


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