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Re: AirSnort and Kismet on Red Hat 9 with Orinoco Gold?
From: "Jim Duggan" <on_a_thousand () hotmail com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 14:06:31 -0700

Oops let me rephrase that last comment, i had this method working with
kismet and airsnort as of last year, but havent played with kismet lately.
just recently i noticed the link to that orinoco driver so i dont know if
the methods the 2 use have changed.  It would seem if airsnort can work fine
in monitor mode so could kismet but i thought i should throw the link in for
good measure, try it out with the manually patched ones first.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Duggan" <on_a_thousand () hotmail com>
To: "Mark G. Spencer" <mspencer () evidentdata com>;
<pen-test () securityfocus com>
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: AirSnort and Kismet on Red Hat 9 with Orinoco Gold?

I have my orinoco gold working with both airsnort and kismet w/ 8.72
firmware on Slackware.  Even got it to use kismet_monitor correctly.  It
be a bit lengthy but sounds like you should be able to conquer everything,
here we go.

1. Go get a the newest kernel source, im using 2.4.22-ac3 but ive
consistantly gotten it to work on any ive tried since .19.

2.  Grab the patch for wireless extensions v16 and apply it to your kernel

3. After you patch up those 4 files go ahead and copy
/usr/src/linux/include/linux/wireless.h to /usr/include/linux/wireless.h
equivalents (i dunno if this goes against the age old base includes need
match which sources the libraries where built against but its needed to
compile the most recent wireless tools)

4. Under general setup in your kernel make sure you have support for hot
pluggable devices disabled and under network device support -> wireless
you just have Wireless LAN enabled, dont choose any drivers as the pcmcia
package seems to work better.  Recompile your kernel modules lilo reboot

5. Install the most recent wireless tools

if the extensions got placed correctly it should compile and install fine.

6.  Grab the most recent pcmcia-cs package
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pcmcia-cs/  (3.2.5 right now) untar it
leave it alone for a sec

7.  Get the most recent orinoco drivers
http://ozlabs.org/people/dgibson/dldwd/orinoco-0.13e.tar.gz and patch them
for monitor mode http://airsnort.shmoo.com/orinoco-0.13e-patch.diff

8.  Copy *.c and *.h into the pcmcia-cs-3.2.5/wireless dir

9.  Go ahead and run ./Configure in the pcmcia dir and get that all set
should be easy enough.  Get the pcmcia service up and running

At this point the card should be found.  man iwconfig should get you from
here.  I have mine working fine w 128bit encryption the only stipulation
i couldnt get shared key working, i had to use open, if you get anywhere
this id like to know.  I have this working with airsnort but for kismet
need to use a special driver http://airsnort.shmoo.com/orinoco_hopper.c  i
believe you just replace orinoco.c but i never really tried it.  I didnt
want to have the hassle of 2 different modules so i just use net stumbler
under xp to locate networks and airsnort to crack.  Hope this help


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark G. Spencer" <mspencer () evidentdata com>
To: <pen-test () securityfocus com>
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 8:05 AM
Subject: AirSnort and Kismet on Red Hat 9 with Orinoco Gold?

I'm looking for advice on running AirSnort and Kismet on Red Hat 9 with
Orinoco Gold.  I tried to flash my firmware down to the 7.52 level as
recommended by the AirSnort website, but the firmware utility reports
wireless card driver found" on my XP notebook.  So, I'm wondering if
has used AirSnort and Kismet successfully with a firmware flashed up to
8.72 release?  The AirSnort website mentions 8.10 is likely a problem,
I'm hoping 8.72 will magically work.  ;)

I'll try it later today anyway, but if anyone has advice before I jump
it would be much appreciated.  Last time I tried to get AirSnort running
a Red Hat 9 notebook I totally killed it somehow after all the driver
patching and was never able to get wireless to work on that laptop
until a fresh install of the OS.



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