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Posted by:smaskell
Subject:try autocreate=none with madwifi
Date:21:47:13 31/10/2007

> > If anyone is finding they get no data from Kismet on madwifi+Atheros, try:
> > # modprobe -r ath_pci wlan_scan_sta ath_rate_sample wlan
> > # modprobe auth_pci autocreate=none
> >
> > It would seem it is ok to manually create a wlandev in sta mode before starting kismet_server, just not auto-create it. The only _obvious_ difference between the two is the name: auto->ath0, manual->ath1 (even if ath0 is specified).
> >
> > I'm using madwifi svn 2708 on a lenovo T60.
>
> Very interesting. In theory the auto-create vs wlanconfig code may use slightly different paths. How repeatable is this?
>
> I'll put a note in the docs, if this is consistent I'm sure people will be very happy.
>
> -m

Not consistent. At least not with my T60 laptop.
Downloaded latest MW code (0.9.3.3). Used the exact same commands:
modprobe -r ath_pci wlan_scan_sta ath_rate_sample wlan
then:
modprobe auth_pci autocreate=none

Kismet runs for a varying amount of time but will ultimately stop receiving packets. Once after 15 minutes and 102k packets. The next time after 5 minutes and 33k packets. The channel indicator continues to change channels but no data is received. (Currently scanning around 16 APs and a couple hundred clients)

Bummer. I guess I will have to continue to wait/hope for a fix from the madwifi code gurus...


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