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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Help with Kismet configuration file needed
Date:13:02:34 03/10/2011

> I already have Kismet installed on one computer. I did not to this myself, so I am not quite sure how the information was gathered, but Kismet works.
> This is a Toshiba Satellite A215. This one is using Ubuntu as an OS.
> Kismet config file reads as follows:
> suiduser=jack
> #source= sourcetype,interface,name[,initialchannel]
> source=ath5k,wlan0,addmee
> My new computer is a Toshiba Satellite M645 With BackTrack installed as OS.
> The command lspci gives me the folowing onfo:
> Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconducter Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
> Network controller: Intel Corporation WiMAX/Wifi Link 6050 Series (rev 5f)
> Kismet.conf file reads as follows:
> ncsource=wlan0:name=Intel
> nscource,=wlan0:r8101=intel
> I AM NOT SURE THIS WORKS, but it does scan networks

This is a weird broken config line that just happened to function.

Your wifi card is intel. The RTL is your wired ethernet.

ncsource=wlan0 would be sufficient.

New kismet detects the type of card automatically and configures itself appropriately, if you have anywhere near reasonable drivers - and intel is an in-kernel driver that responds properly, so there you go.

> Any answers or hints are more than welcome. I have helped plenty of people on other forums, but not concerning programs like this. It would be nice to get some help back once in a while.

The quick start section of the documentation should get you on your feet more with the new kismet, but essentially you already have it working (if kismet finds networks, you've done it right). The rest got ignored as unknown variables added to the source.

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