[kismac] possible one-click solution for passive mode

  • From: Robin L Darroch <robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 07:13:41 +0800

Since it seems that forcing the airport to stop prior to loading 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 http://osaxen.com/files/xnetwork1.3.html
- 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!

 Robin L. Darroch - PO Box 2715, South Hedland WA 6722 - +61 421 503 966
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