[Grml] ipw2200 monitor mode

carli graph markus at lauffilm.com
Fri Nov 3 20:54:13 CET 2006

thank you for that fast answer.

now i've upgraded the hole distro, but monitor mode won't work.
if i use modinfo, the module seems to use the driver from 2.6.16-kernel.

what i have to do now ? do i have to recompile the module, or how to load
the correct version of the module ?

thanks, again...

> * carli graph wrote [03.11.06 11:35]:
> Hi,
>> 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.
> Uli
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