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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Fatal error when starting Kismet at terminal.
Date:04:11:14 15/11/2010

> I have 2 Thinkpads which are identical except for WiFi cards. When I type kismet at the terminal of one it runs fine, but I get the following message for the other one:
>
> "FATAL: pcap reported netlink type 1 (EN10MB) for eth3. This probably means you're not in RFMON mode or your drivers are reporting a bad value. Make sure you have the correct drivers and that entering monitor mode succeeded.
> Done."
>
> Also, when I close the terminal after the above no-go I have lost my internet connection and have to re-boot to get it back.
>
> Note: the card that gives the error is an Aironet Cisco.

The aironet drivers are so old they probably don't act like any of the other drivers, and there isn't much support for them anymore.

Your simplest route would be to grab a cheap USB card like an Alfa off amazon, it will have a lot better performance in general (much more sensitivity and tx power), understand 11g, and support external antennas.


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