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Posted by:jasonmc
Subject:stupid reason for needing to use wireshark too
Date:02:32:46 17/12/2012

yeah it seems to be something in wireshark it does right initializing the device that nothing else does for me.

everything else fails to do so. but starting wireshark and having it monitor mode the device makes everything else work.


> > > 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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