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Posted by:d3x
Subject:is brcmsmac driver not supported as source??
Date:07:52:45 05/06/2013

> > I am having brcmsmac driver in monitor mode. And am still not able to get started with Kismet. I have just started tinkering with kismet, so am still a noob. Pls help me out.
> >
> > This is the output of sudo kismet.
>
> > FATAL: Unknown capture source type 'brcmsmac' in source 'brcmsmac,wlan0,BCM'
> > Done.
> >
> > What should I do?
>
> a) I don't know what the brcmsmac driver is. If you're on linux you should always use the in-kernel drivers, in general the out-of-kernel drivers are a bit hacky and rarely support monitor mode (or poorly, if they do).
>
> [edit] It looks like brcmsmac is a mac80211 compliant driver and went into the kernel mainline in late 2.6. Update to a modern version of Kismet (and read the new method of configuring sources!) and it should work automatically just by telling it the interface.
>
> b) That looks like a VERY old version of kismet you're using, about 5-6 years out of date.

Thnx. It did the trick.
I downloaded the latest source, configured it, compiled and installed it. and BAM it started working by only giving the interface as source.


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