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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:stupid reason for needing to use wireshark too
Date:19:46:34 16/12/2012

> there's a bug with every single program that tries to use an Alfa network card for some reason when it comes to setting up the interface, you always get this error:
>
> ioctl(SIOCSIWMODE) failed: Device or resource busy
>
> ARP linktype is set to 1 (Ethernet) - expected ARPHRD_IEEE80211,
> ARPHRD_IEEE80211_FULL or ARPHRD_IEEE80211_PRISM instead.
>
> kismet does the same I guess... the only solution I can find is to use wireshark to start monitoring the interface first, then run another program at the same time, then anything else works.

I don't know what you're talking about - I use alfas heavily and have never seen this.

-m


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