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Posted by:calamann
Subject:problems: kismet with Atheros AR5BXB63
Date:10:53:36 22/03/2008

I have one Asus eee-PC (701) with Atheros AR5BXB63 wlan adapter, running under XandrOS (default eeepc system). I've alrady installed tcpdump and libpcap 0.7 (and dependencies like bison, glibc and others) via apt-get/synaptics, and changed confs at kismet.conf. When I run kismet as root it shows:

clue: "source=madwifi_bg,wifi0,atheros (/etc/kismet/kismet.conf)"

#> kismet
Launching kismet_server: /usr/local/bin/kismet_server
Will drop privs to user (1000) gid 1000
No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
Enabling channel hopping.
Enabling channel splitting.
Source 0 (atheros): Enabling monitor mode for madwifi_g source interface ath0 channel 6...
ERROR: Unable to create VAP: No such device
ERROR: Unable to create monitor-mode VAP
WARNING: ath0 appears to not accept the Madwifi-NG controls. Will attempt to configure it as a standard Madwifi-old interface. If you are using madwifi-ng, be sure to set the source interface to the wifiX control interface, NOT athX
FATAL: GetIFFlags: interface ath0: No such device
debug - open failed: /sys/class/net/ath0/device/ No such file or directory

I know, at the "showtime" kismet is taking ath0... but I put wifi0 in kismet.conf....

All other settings have default values... where is(are) my mistake(s)?


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