Kismet on OSX 10.5.1 Leopard
caliel at caliel.no-ip.org
Wed Nov 28 06:36:40 PST 2007
I have returned home from my holiday travels with eager anticipation to try
kismet with my ralink USB Wi-Fi card. Just as I plugged it in, I realized
...... ...... darwin and viha are the only valid capture sources for OSX!
In my shame and desperation I was heard to utter several words, of which my
mother would NOT approve. Now I am back to square one with kismet. Is it
my karma keeping kismet from working? or is there another answer to this
Actually, I am not exactly back at square one. I accidentally left the
capture source in kismet.conf as "darwin" and changed the interface to
"en2" which is the ralink. I got the same output as below, even to the
point that it indicated the en2 appeared to be a broadcom that already had
On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 15:03:00 -0800 (PST), caliel <caliel at caliel.no-ip.org>
> I am away from access to alternate hardware, please let me know what you
> find. I have not found a resolution as yet. I saw you also responded to
> post at the Kismet site, perhaps one of the 3 of us will find a solution.
> trolley wrote:
>> caliel wrote:
>>> Kismet fails as follows.
>>> Yliakum:~ caliel$ sudo kismet
>>> Launching kismet_server: /opt/local/bin/kismet_server
>>> Will drop privs to caliel (502) gid 20
>>> No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
>>> Non-RFMon VAPs will be destroyed on multi-vap interfaces (ie,
>>> Enabling channel hopping.
>>> Enabling channel splitting.
>>> INFO: wlt1 looks like a Broadcom card running under Darwin.
>>> Source 0 (airport_extreme): Enabling monitor mode for darwin
>>> interface en1 channel 6...
>>> î|07-11-19 14:00:48.175 kismet_server[3092:10b] †
>>> INFO: en1 looks like a Broadcom card running under Darwin and
>>> has monitor mode enabled in the kernel.
>>> Source 0 (airport_extreme): Opening darwin source interface
>>> FATAL: BIOCSETIF: wlt1: Device not configured
>> I'm getting the same error on a Powerbook G4. Did you figure anything
>> I'm going to try it with a Ralink USB dongle and see if I have any more
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