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Posted by:newyorkpaulie
Subject:Fatal error when starting Kismet at terminal.
Date:23:29:46 23/11/2010

> > 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.
Yes, it was the Aironet Cisco card. I swapped it with another and Kismet ran without any probs.


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