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Posted by:casualprogrammer
Subject:ipw3945 vs. iwl3945
Date:12:49:04 11/08/2007

> > Some distributions ( Fedora 7, openSuSE 10.3 ) have changed to the new iwlwifi driver ( ) this changes from ieee80211 to mac80211 and ipw3945.ko to iwl3945.ko
> >
> > How can this be reflected in Kismet setup ?
> No idea, I don't have one ;/ Hopefully it works similarly, though I expect livetap to not work at all.
> If someone has one and can test, and preferably provide diffs for anything which is broken, that would be great. Otherwise it'll have to wait until either I get a laptop with 3945 support (unknown timeline) or until the iwl framework works with other cards (2915).
> -m

Actually i went to, where iwlwifi ( iwl3945 ) running in monitor mode is discussed.

Roughly following the steps given there:

ifconfig wlan0 down
iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
ifconfig wlan0 up

I can actually see packets coming in on wlan0 like:

1193 92.246725 Arcadyan_f1:c1:a8 Broadcast IEEE 802.11 Beacon frame,SN=1995,FN=0,BI=100, SSID: "WLAN-F1C125"

So I don't think it should be too difficult to make kismet capture them as well.

Alas I am a very casual programmer, so I would appreciate some hints on how to make kismet accept iwl3945 as source.

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