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Posted by:roundqube
Subject:Kismet error: Failed to set channel 6 5: Input/output error
Date:21:45:12 27/03/2008

Try source=ipw2100,eth1,ipw,6

> OS : Slackware 12
> wireless card : ipw2100
> firmware for card : ipw2100-1.3.fw
>
> Hello i was reading about kismet and got interested in it.
> I downloaded the latest stable version (2007.10.R1)and installed it.
>
> all this as root
> ./configure
> ./make
> ./make install
>
> i created a kismet
> ./adduser kismet
>
> now as root i edited the config file
>
> source=ipw2100,eth1,ipw
> suiduser=kismet
> the other setting i left as default
>
> when i do an
> ./lsmod | grep ipw
>
> ipv6 226016 17
> ipw2100 64944 0
> ieee80211 29640 1 ipw2100
>
> then i changed my card in monitor mode
>
> iwpriv eth1 monitor 2 1
> ifconfig eth1 down
> iwconfig eth1 mode monitor
> ifconfig eth1 up
>
> then i try to start kismet which fails with the error
>
> FATAL: Failed to set channel 6 5:Input/output error
>
> any help will be greatly appriciated, and sorry i am a little bit of a newbie in linux and still learning. i hope i gave the right amount of information and if anthing else is needed it i will post it in other messages.


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