kismet and atheros
danolson at visi.com
Fri Aug 26 00:53:25 GMT 2005
Michal Mertl wrote:
> Michal Mertl wrote:
>>Brad Schonhorst wrote:
>>>I have been using an iBook since OS X came about but recently decided it
>>>was time to give BSD a try. I picked up a new TINY Fujitsu P7010 and now
>>>have it running FreeBSD 6 - current circa July
>>>Wireless support was obviously a must for the laptop ( hence running
>>>CURRENT to get support for my Atheros card. ) As someone new to BSD
>>>wireless I was wondering if you guys could share with me some of your
>>>favorite tools for wireless use. I have been somewhat frustrated with the
>>>steps I currently take to discover new wireless access points.
>>>To get wireless access:
>>>1) Run Kismet, find some SSIDs that are open
>>>2) Reboot! I can't seem to get my card out of Promisc mode otherwise
>>You can control promiscuous mode of a running card with ifconfig ath0
>>[-]promisc. The card may end up also in monitor mode. You can disable
>>monitor mode with ifconfig ath0 mediaopt -monitor.
> I've just noticed I wrote the second command wrongly - it's 'ifconfig
> ath0 -mediaopt monitor'.
On my system after I run kismet and exit, a stray kismet_server is left
running sometimes. I have to kill -9 its pid. I then do the command:
ifconfig ath0 -promisc -mediaopt monitor
This returns ath0 to normal and I can use wireless again. This may help
Thanks Michal with for ifconfig command help.
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