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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:can't read from Intel PRO2200BG
Date:16:32:43 15/09/2016

> Hi,
> it seem i can't read from my eth1 ntell PRO220BG Wireless/centrino interface
> ERROR: Didn't understand driver 'ipw2200' for interface 'eth1', but it
> looks like a mac80211 device so Kismet will use the generic options
> for it. Please post on the Kismet forum or stop by the IRC channel
> and report what driver it was.
> lspci report
> 02:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)

Unfortunately that's really really old hardware; I'm not sure what the state of the drivers is.

It looks like it reports mac80211, but can't then actually manage VIFs (this makes some sense, as I think this card predates multi-interface by quite a bit).

You can try forcing the driver in Kismet, it ought to be something like:


or kismet_server -c eth1,type=ipw2200

I'm not sure if the older management code for the 2200 still works as expected with the drivers that are partially under the mac80211 layer.

You could also try:

iw dev eth1 interface add eth1mon type monitor

which I expect will fail.

if you try:

iwconfig eth1 mode monitor

and it goes into monitor mode, type=ipw2200 ought to work in Kismet, or you can try putting it in monitor mode manually first (with mode monitor) and then launching kismet on it.

In theory a mac80211 based card should not be able to change the type of the interface, but as this doesn't support multi-interface, I'm not sure how the newer drivers were implemented.

overall you may find a modern atheros usb card will work better, but there's a few things to try.

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