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Posted by:dom123
Subject:mac80211
Date:12:38:38 13/05/2011

Hi

Sorry for starting another thread but i thought it may help with clarity.

In attempting to fix my ongoing issue of broken SSID's, i'm wondering how significant this message is:

ERROR: Source 'wlan0' doesn't have mac80211 support, disabling VAP creation of
default monitor mode VAP

That message appears even with forcevap=true set at ncsource on the drone.

This is a freshly built openwrt firmware using the following settings, and applying the "__le32_to_cpu" fix to packetsource_pcap.cc.

root@OpenWrt:~# uname -a
Linux OpenWrt 2.6.32.27 #1 Fri May 13 11:57:48 BST 2011 mips GNU/Linux

root@OpenWrt:~# opkg list_installed | grep kis
kismet-drone - 2010-07-R1-1

root@OpenWrt:~# opkg list_installed | grep mac80211
kmod-mac80211 - 2.6.32.27+2011-04-19-3

root@OpenWrt:~# opkg list_installed | grep ath
kmod-ath - 2.6.32.27+2011-04-19-3
kmod-ath9k - 2.6.32.27+2011-04-19-3
kmod-ath9k-common - 2.6.32.27+2011-04-19-3
kmod-ipt-nathelper - 2.6.32.27-1

root@OpenWrt:~# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn Mode:Monitor Tx-Power=0 dBm
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:on

ifconfig
wlan0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-80-48-70-C8-2F-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING PROMISC MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:122332 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:94116512 (89.7 MiB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

Still ends up with:

<essid cloaked="false">BTHomeHub2-8ZSJ</essid>
<essid cloaked="false">\002pHomeHub2-8ZSJ</essid>

Could this be a faulty hardware, or directly related to the lack of VAP? AR9220 wifi btw.

We seem to be getting all the broken/corrupt packets - though this is an assumption.

Thanks in advance, very much appreciated.


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