[kismac] Re: [OpenSVN] r84 committed.

  • From: Theo Baschak <tbaschak@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 07:36:26 -0600

I just upgraded from r76 to r84 last night, and it works perfectly for
me too -- without even turning the airport card off first.


On 2/15/06, jesse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <jesse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> It has always worked for me, often without even turning it off.  On
> occasion it has taken a couple of tries.  When I run into situations where
> the airport hardware is disabled, or whatever is happening, I've just
> opened up the terminal, cd'd to /system/library/extensions/ and typin in a
> sudo kextunload and then a sudo kextload for the appleairport2.kext
> driver, and it's back to normal.
> Jesse
> >>On Feb 14, 2006, at 10:07 PM, Robin L Darroch wrote:
> >>
> >>>Hi Seth,
> >>>
> >>>I think you've probably overestimated the reliability of passive
> >>>mode airport extreme support, based on your sample of one. :)  I
> >>>rather doubt that you're the only one on the list who has tried to
> >>>use KisMAC/airport-extreme-passive by first turning off the airport
> >>>using the menu bar icon.  I know that was the second thing I tried
> >>>(after trying it *without* turning it off there, and having to
> >>>reboot my computer to get the airport back online).  Unfortunately,
> >>>for many of us even turning the airport off first is not enough for
> >>>KisMAC to be successful at passive scanning with Airport Extreme.
> >>>I think perhaps other system processes are laying claim to the
> >>>Airport and not relinquish that claim even when the airport is
> >>>turned off... therefore, when KisMAC tries to load its passive mode
> >>>driver, it clashes with one of those processes and dies,
> >>>subsequently rendering the airport inoperative until the next
> >>>reboot.  This is why most people are successful following a safe
> >>>mode reboot, but not after booting their computers normally even
> >>>accompanied by switching the airport off prior to firing up KisMAC.
> >>>
> >>>I guess you can count yourself lucky that you're not running
> >>>anything that causes a conflict!
> >>>
> >>>Cheers,
> >>>Robin

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