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Posted by:MarlonDean
Subject:configure broadcom support problems in Kismet
Date:06:42:49 17/09/2008


I had kismet working with my broadcom 4311. So feeling confident I gave my machine a well needed format and set out to install kismet again.

Guess what, I cant get it working again.

Here is what I did -

Downloaded the newest code from (2008-05)

make dep
sudo make suidinstall

Edited the config file to


Ok, so when i run kismet, i get :

FATAL: Support for capture source type 'bcm43xx' was not built. Check the output from 'configure' for more information about why it might not have been compiled in.

So I did this :

./configure --enable-bcm43xx
make dep
sudo make suidinstall

Again I got the same error.

So i searched google and downloaded the 2007-10 version of kismet, but no help.

So can anyone tell me what to do? I know it is possible to run kismet using bcm4311.
Does anyone know how to completely remove kismet? maybe the different version screwed it up...

Please help!

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