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Posted by:nixor
Date:22:33:59 07/03/2013

> I'm new in the Kismet.
> I have compiled the kismet and install it.
> However,when I run it I cannot get zhe networks.When I quit the kis met ,I can get a imformation that tell me fail to find a type for auto-type.
> ERROR: Failed to find a type for auto-type source 'wlan0',you will have ro tell Kismet what it is by adding a type=[card type] to the ncsource config
> ERROR:It is possible that the dvice for interface 'wlan0' is not active or was not plugged in. Kismet will ignore this interface ,you may re-add it later.
> I run Kismet on Ubuntu12-04. I set the ncsource with ncsource=wlan0:name=yan.
> Can you give me a suggest about above question?How to solve it?
> Thank you!

For your kismet drone: Try to see what type of your wireless card is by command 'iwconfig' or 'iw info wlan0'

Then consult the readme page (Documentation) in section 5 and 7.

Basically you'd need to use smth like 'ncsource=wlan0:type=[yourcardtype]'
ex. 'ncsource=wlan0:type=ath9k'

For kismet server: I just use 'ncsource=drone,host=[routerIP],port=[kismetDronelistenPortOnRouter]'
ex. 'ncsource=drone,host=,port=2502'

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