[kismac] Re: Orinoco Cards

  • From: Michael Rossberg <mick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 11:53:29 +0100

Hi Ryan,

> I'm sure this has been discussed to some extent before, but I can't see
> a mailing list archive on the website, so I'll ask again.

the archive is on freelists.org

> I have a Powerbook G4/500 - no airport card, but I use a standard
> orinoco (enterasys) card in the pcmcia slot.  The only drivers I've
> found for it that (sorta) work are the WirelessDriver ones from
> sourceforge, and WEP doesn't always work properly.  There's certainly
> no RFMON mode either.
> I dual boot my tibook with Linux (Debian) - using the patched snax
> drivers, this runs kismet beautifully, no issues at all.
> Does KisMac support these orinico cards?

yes we do

>  Is another driver required?

yes, it is a part of kismac. it is called macjack.

> Will it run in rfmon/monitor mode?


> (Also:  I've wanted my powerbook on while the lid's been closed for a
> while, so I've just followed the instructions on the page to recompile
> the kernel - it stops at this when I try to compile the kernel though
> ('make' after 'make exporthrds'), any ideas?)

i did not do it recently. but since it does change all the time it is 
no wonder. i think i remember a thread in the macnn.com forum, which 
addresses such problems. you might want to try your luck there, or if 
you trust me you can take my binary file, which is also a part of 


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