[Grml] ipw2200 monitor mode

Ulrich Dangel schula at grml.org
Fri Nov 3 11:48:38 CET 2006

* carli graph wrote [03.11.06 11:35]:
> i have grml at hd, ipw2200 modules -1.0.8 with linux-headers-2.6.16-grml, so
> i think it's grml 0.7 and don't know witch driverversion...
modinfo ipw2200

> and monitor mode doesn't work:
> # iwconfig eth0 mode monitor
> Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
> SET failed on device eth0 ; Invalid argument.
> please, does anyone know how to get working this?
Use a newer kernel, or just run apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
The upgrade should run without any problems.

The problem is, that in this kernel release the monitor mode isn't
enabled in the source, so you could not put the card in the monitor mode
if you are using the ipw2200 driver from vanilla. You have to manually
patch the source, build you're own driver, or upgrade :)

> thanks, markus.

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/usr/src/linux/drivers/md/Kconfig - 2.6.8

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