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RE: AirSnort and Kismet on Red Hat 9 with Orinoco Gold?
From: "Mark G. Spencer" <mspencer () evidentdata com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 15:52:49 -0700

Hi Jason!

I eventually got the Orinoco Gold 802.11b to work with Red Hat 9, Kismet,
and AirSnort.  Turns out that when you install the monitor mode patch, you
have to remove (or disable) the Orinoco.  I didn't realize this, and only
caught it out of desperation.

After your email though, I'm intrigued about the Senao.  The 200mw output
sounds awesome.  Do you know if there is an 802.11a/b/g or 802.11b/g
version?  If I hit my boss up, I want to make sure I can get some miles out
of the cards .. Especially with the prices of 802.11g gear pretty low.  I
checked Senao's website, and one of their documents seems to indicate they
have an a/b/g model, but I can't find it on the market.  Hopefully it's a
standard and well supported Prism chipset.  (Am I wishing for too much?  ;)
)

For wireless penetration testing, it seems a 200mw or better 802.11a/b/g
with internal antenna and external jack (Orinoco style) would be the
ultimate mobile tool.

Thanks,

Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: Lord, Jason A Army G3/AOC/CCSA/DigitalNet
[mailto:jason.a.lord () us army mil] 
Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2003 4:08 AM
To: Mark G. Spencer; pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: AirSnort and Kismet on Red Hat 9 with Orinoco Gold?


Go back to RedHat 8.0 and install Kismet and AirSnort first.  After you add
the Gold card, flash it down to 7.52 and then run RedHat Update. This has
worked for me for both the Orinoco a/b Gold and the a/b/g Gold cards.  This
all else fails and you want to stay with RedHat 9, get the Senao 200mW
wireless card (with MMCX jacks).  I got this to work with barely any effort
and the open-range is incredible.

Jason

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark G. Spencer [mailto:mspencer () evidentdata com] 
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 11:06 AM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
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 an
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 "no
wireless card driver found" on my XP notebook.  So, I'm wondering if anyone
has used AirSnort and Kismet successfully with a firmware flashed up to the
8.72 release?  The AirSnort website mentions 8.10 is likely a problem, but
I'm hoping 8.72 will magically work.  ;) 

I'll try it later today anyway, but if anyone has advice before I jump in,
it would be much appreciated.  Last time I tried to get AirSnort running on
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 again,
until a fresh install of the OS.

Thanks,

Mark


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