Kismac should already be asking for your username and password when
you click scan to load the airport driver, so if it's not working as
you but is working as sudo (Pseudo) then perhaps something is messed
up with your user permissions? For me I had awhile where Kismac
wouldn't work unless I loaded it under root..
Is there some sort of utility out there that verifies your user settings? I think for me what did it was Printer Setup Repair and repairing permissions with Disk Utility and then OnyX or Xupport (or Cocktail) cache cleanup and cron tasks and dbs rebuilt.. somewhere in running all of those it started working for me again.
On Feb 16, 2006, at 7:57 PM, John Warren wrote:
Pseudo works on mine. Thanks for the tip. Passive mode started in about 0.3 seconds from the time that i clicked Start Scan.
In addition, I can simply click on the airport icon and select a network to reactivate my connection to it. It doesn't require a reboot to use the airport (this is without even closing Kismac).
I'll do some more testing later, but it looks to be a viable solution for now. What could be done on the kismac in order to have kismac run as root on it's own?
On 2/16/06, Michael Vargus <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:I've been able to get passive scanning to work by running Kismac "through" Pseudo (http://personalpages.tds.net/~brian_hill/ pseudo.html), essentially running Kismac as root. Hope this helps.
On Feb 16, 2006, at 6:26 PM, John Warren wrote:
stopping the airport doesn't do it for me. Even if the airport was
stopped and the computer restarted (airport still stopped) kismac will
not run passive. A safe boot so far is the only way that i have been
able to perform passive scanning.
On 2/16/06, Kevin Bringard <comandercool@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:Granted, I havn't tried this since installing 10.4.5, but in 10.4.4 I was able to enable passive mode while the airport was running. I could be connected to a network, surfing the web, load kisMAC, and it would switch out, and then when I shut down kisMAC it would connect back to the network.
The problem I had, was that it didn't work everytime... sometimes I had the problem people are describing where the airport would kill itself requiring a reboot to fix.
Anyway, just my 0.02$
On 2/16/06, Robin L Darroch <robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Since it seems that forcing the airport to stop prior to loadinghttp://osaxen.com/files/xnetwork1.3.html
KisMAC now works on 10.4.5 (maybe .4.4 too?), I've come up with one
possible solution to do it in one click (rather than having to
remember to deactivate the airport before each time running KisMAC:
- Download XNetwork from------------------------------------------------------------------- --- Install it (just drag the osax file into one of your ScriptingAdditions folders) - open Script Editor and create a script with the following two lines:
stop airport tell application "KisMAC" to activate
- save that as an application - now, to open KisMAC, double-click your script application rather than the KisMAC application icon
Of course, you can write a more detailed script for KisMAC if you also want it to open maps and start scanning, etc.
Now, if anyone can think of an effective way to have KisMAC turn the
Airport off at a system level before it attempts to load the Airport
Extreme passive driver (and then to turn it back on when scanning is
stopped if it was on before), that would be considerably better!
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