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Posted by:arbtu
Subject:how to specify sources on Ubuntu
Date:09:35:25 20/01/2011

I installed Kismet on my Ubuntu 10.04 machine as apt-get install kismet
every thing seems to work fine.

but when I launch it I see following error

Launching kismet_server: //usr/bin/kismet_server
Suid priv-dropping disabled. This may not be secure.
No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
Non-RFMon VAPs will be destroyed on multi-vap interfaces (ie, madwifi-ng)
Enabling channel hopping.
Enabling channel splitting.
NOTICE: Disabling channel hopping, no enabled sources are able to
change channel.
Source 0 (addme): Opening none source interface none...
FATAL: Please configure at least one packet source. Kismet will not
function if no packet sources are defined in kismet.conf or on the
command line. Please read the README for more information about
configuring Kismet.
Kismet exiting.

I followed this guide

how ever in kismet.conf I am not clear with following line


as to what should I change this to.

lspci -vnn shows

0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:000c]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at f69fc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Capabilities: [e8] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number
Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
Kernel driver in use: wl
Kernel modules: wl, ssb


iwconfig shows

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"WIKUCD"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: <something>
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power:24 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Managementmode:All packets received
Link Quality=1/5 Signal level=-81 dBm Noise level=-90 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:169 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

So what should I be putting in place of
with output I mentioned above ?

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