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Posted by:jtmoney
Subject:No wireless networks coming up in scan
Date:08:54:55 09/07/2007

> > > > I've copied the working kismet.conf from BT to Kubuntu, and it still doesn't work. I have current MadWIFI drivers (dmesg reports, Kismet is 2005.06.R1
> > >
> > > > Any ideas what could be causing this?
> > >
> > > Considering that kismet is 2 years out of date, I have absolutely no clue anymore. Run a more modern version.
> > >
> > > -m
> >
> > Sorry, /etc/kismet.conf said the version was 2005.06.R1, but the Ubuntu package is actually 2006.04.R1. Regardless, I removed the package and compiled 2007.01.R1b from source. Still, no packets are being captured. Are there any files I should post in this forum? Kismet.conf or kismet_drone.conf perhaps?
> Try the svn development code.
> Also try changing to a different version of the madwifi drivers.
> -m

Okay, so it turns out that the madwifi drivers are somewhat flaky. If I ifconfig up and down ath0 and wifi0 in random orders, sometimes it works. Also, airodump-ng only works when Kismet is working too, and only after I turn set the interfaces up and down for a little bit. Weird.

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