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Posted by:laserpad
Subject:stupid reason for needing to use wireshark too
Date:22:35:07 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

I've seen this message before when I used a Backtrack boot cd. I had to plug/unplug the device a few times until it loaded correctly and then I was able to use it like normal.

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