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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:29 am    Post subject: orinoco patch?? Reply with quote

i'm trying to patch my orinoco drivers but i keep receiving a make error 2, is it because i'm using ppc or i'm just doing something wrong?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

net-wireless/orinoco works fine for me (iBook G3)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what kernel are you running? and can you use monitor mode?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using it since kernel 2.6.8
Now using kernel 2.6.12
I never had any problems. Monitor mode seems not to work:
Code:
iwconfig eth1 mode Monitor
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.


But the airportcard has some strange behaving... (maybe the mode is always auto), you can have a ad-hoc connection even if you are in managed mode.
You can scan for accesspoints, though.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a fyi for all interested, 2.6.13 and newer should already include the orinoco monitoring patch.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoseJX wrote:
Just a fyi for all interested, 2.6.13 and newer should already include the orinoco monitoring patch.


You mean the kernel module has support for monitor mode?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, at least that's what the changelogs say, I haven't tested it personally.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm, i'm using 2.6.13 and the drivers from the kernel build don't have monitor mode feature, any suggestions?

Code:

iwconfig eth1:
eth1    IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"Q2"  Nickname:"HERMES I"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 00:11:50:1A:A3:61   
          Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Sensitivity:1/3 
          Retry limit:4   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=48/92  Signal level=-46 dBm  Noise level=-94 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:8
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

iwpriv eth1:
eth1    Available private ioctls :
          force_reset      (8BE0) : set   0       & get   0     
          card_reset       (8BE1) : set   0       & get   0     
          set_port3        (8BE2) : set   1 int   & get   0     
          get_port3        (8BE3) : set   0       & get   1 int 
          set_preamble     (8BE4) : set   1 int   & get   0     
          get_preamble     (8BE5) : set   0       & get   1 int 
          set_ibssport     (8BE6) : set   1 int   & get   0     
          get_ibssport     (8BE7) : set   0       & get   1 int 
          get_rid          (8BE9) : set   0       & get 1024 byte
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disable fast switching on your NIC. I forget what the kernel option is called, but you can't do fast NIC to NIC transfers AND have monitor mode.

I recall reading this somewhere.

Sorry to be vague but I don't feel like booting into linux ATM.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stimuli wrote:
Disable fast switching on your NIC. I forget what the kernel option is called, but you can't do fast NIC to NIC transfers AND have monitor mode.

I recall reading this somewhere.

Sorry to be vague but I don't feel like booting into linux ATM.


could it be multicasting, thats one of the only things in networking that i have set, other that tcp, and unix sockets.

maybe someone else could enlighten me about what i'm doing wrong
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