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A few quick questions :

What's the commands to connect my wireless card to my router ?

I want to be able to connect to various open AP's (some encrypted - i have the keys - and some not) ...

iwconfig :
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ath0      IEEE 802.11  ESSID:""
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462GHz  Access Point: FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
          Bit Rate:1Mb/s   Tx-Power:50 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=15/94  Signal level=-80 dBm  Noise level=-95 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0


Also, I was able to scan for networks yesterday, but for some reason, can't today ... i get this error message :
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[root@localhost tmp]# iwlist ath0 scan
ath0      Interface doesn't support scanning : Invalid argument

Also, when I start kismet, I get this error message :
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[root@localhost tmp]# kismet
Server options:  none
Client options:  none
Starting server...
Waiting for server to start before startuing UI...
Will drop privs to richard (500) gid 500
No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
Enabling channel hopping.
Enabling channel splitting.
Source 0 (madwifi): Enabling monitor mode for madwifi_b source interface ath0 channel 6...
Source 0 (madwifi): Opening madwifi_b source interface ath0...
Spawned channelc control process 6311
Dropped privs to richard (500) gid 500
Allowing clients to fetch WEP keys.
WARNING:  Disabling GPS logging.
ERROR:  Unable to find room for logging files within 100 counts.  If you really are
        logging this many times in 1 day, change log title or edit the source.
Sending termination request to channel control child 6311...
WARNING: Sometimes cards don't always come out of monitor mode
         cleanly.  If your card is not fully working, you may need to
         restart or reconfigure it for normal operation.
Waiting for channel control child 6311 to exit...
Kismet exiting.
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by:wesly_chen
ID: 13635148
>  connect to various open AP's (some encrypted - i have the keys - and some not
Usage:
iwconfig ath0 essid "<SSID>" channel <channel number>  restricted [4] <key>

Say your interface" ath0
SSID: home
channel 7
key [1] : a123456g

Then it will be:
iwconfig ath0 essid "home" channel 7  restricted [1] a123456g

Besides, it looks like your OS doesn't detect your wireless card or the driver is not loaded correct.
Please do
dmesg
lspci
ifconfig -a
lsmod
And post the result here to provide more information for people here to quickly help you.

Regards,

Wesly
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by:Gitcho
ID: 13648612
dmesg
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[root@localhost /]# dmesg
Linux version 2.6.10-1.770_FC3 (bhcompile@porky.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.4.2 20041017 (Red Hat 3.4.2-6.fc3)) #1 Thu Feb 24 14:00:06 EST 2005
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f800 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009f800 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000d0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001bef0000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001bef0000 - 000000001beff000 (ACPI data)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001beff000 - 000000001bf00000 (ACPI NVS)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001bf00000 - 000000001c000000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fffc0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
446MB LOWMEM available.
Using x86 segment limits to approximate NX protection
On node 0 totalpages: 114416
  DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:1
  Normal zone: 110320 pages, LIFO batch:16
  HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1
DMI 2.3 present.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 PTLTD                                 ) @ 0x000f7480
ACPI: RSDT (v001 PTLTD    RSDT   0x06040000  LTP 0x00000000) @ 0x1bef8cc4
ACPI: FADT (v001 ATI    Raptor   0x06040000 ATI  0x000f4240) @ 0x1befee4c
ACPI: BOOT (v001 PTLTD  $SBFTBL$ 0x06040000  LTP 0x00000001) @ 0x1befeec0
ACPI: SSDT (v001 PTLTD  POWERNOW 0x06040000  LTP 0x00000001) @ 0x1befeee8
ACPI: DSDT (v001    ATI U1_M1535 0x06040000 MSFT 0x0100000d) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x8008
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
Initializing CPU#0
CPU 0 irqstacks, hard=c03d3000 soft=c03d2000
PID hash table entries: 2048 (order: 11, 32768 bytes)
Detected 1524.037 MHz processor.
Using pmtmr for high-res timesource
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Memory: 448828k/457664k available (2045k kernel code, 8224k reserved, 655k data, 160k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay loop... 3031.04 BogoMIPS (lpj=1515520)
Security Framework v1.0.0 initialized
SELinux:  Initializing.
SELinux:  Starting in permissive mode
selinux_register_security:  Registering secondary module capability
Capability LSM initialized as secondary
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0383f9ff c1cbf9ff 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps:  0383f9ff c1cbf9ff 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After all inits, caps:        0383f1ff c1cbf9ff 00000000 00000020
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: AMD mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+ stepping 00
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
ACPI: setting ELCR to 0200 (from 0e28)
checking if image is initramfs... it is
Freeing initrd memory: 944k freed
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd87b, last bus=2
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20041105
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (00:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.AGPB._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 6 *10)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 7 *11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 6 10) *9
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 6 10) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 6 10) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 5 7) *11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs *3 4 6 10)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs *5 7)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKU] (IRQs 3 4 6 10) *9
ACPI: Device [FIR] status [0000000c]: functional but not present; setting present
ACPI: Embedded Controller [EC0] (gpe 24)
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
pnp: PnP ACPI init
pnp: PnP ACPI: found 14 devices
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
** PCI interrupts are no longer routed automatically.  If this
** causes a device to stop working, it is probably because the
** driver failed to call pci_enable_device().  As a temporary
** workaround, the "pci=routeirq" argument restores the old
** behavior.  If this argument makes the device work again,
** please email the output of "lspci" to bjorn.helgaas@hp.com
** so I can fix the driver.
pnp: 00:06: ioport range 0x40b-0x40b has been reserved
pnp: 00:06: ioport range 0x480-0x48f has been reserved
pnp: 00:06: ioport range 0x4d0-0x4d1 has been reserved
pnp: 00:06: ioport range 0x4d6-0x4d6 has been reserved
pnp: 00:06: ioport range 0x8000-0x807f could not be reserved
Simple Boot Flag at 0x36 set to 0x1
apm: BIOS not found.
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
audit(1112028005.261:0): initialized
Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
SELinux:  Registering netfilter hooks
Initializing Cryptographic API
ksign: Installing public key data
Loading keyring
- Added public key C1F2FA57F7EECD64
- User ID: Red Hat, Inc. (Kernel Module GPG key)
ATI Northbridge, reserving I/O ports 0x3b0 to 0x3bb.
Activating ISA DMA hang workarounds.
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports C1 C2)
ACPI: Thermal Zone [THRM] (51 C)
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected Ati IGP320/M chipset
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 379M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xd4000000
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 76 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] enabled at IRQ 3
PCI: setting IRQ 3 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:08.0[A] -> GSI 3 (level, low) -> IRQ 3
ttyS47 at I/O 0x8828 (irq = 3) is a 8250
ttyS50 at I/O 0x8840 (irq = 3) is a 8250
ttyS52 at I/O 0x8850 (irq = 3) is a 8250
ttyS54 at I/O 0x8860 (irq = 3) is a 8250
ttyS56 at I/O 0x8870 (irq = 3) is a 8250
ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler anticipatory registered
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 16384K size 1024 blocksize
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device lo
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
Warning: ATI Radeon IGP Northbridge is not yet fully tested.
ALI15X3: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:10.0
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:10.0[A]: no GSI - using IRQ 0
ALI15X3: chipset revision 196
ALI15X3: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0x8080-0x8087, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0x8088-0x808f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: IC25N040ATCS04-0, ATA DISK drive
elevator: using anticipatory as default io scheduler
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Probing IDE interface ide1...
hdc: QSI CD-RW/DVD-ROM SBW-241, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 78140160 sectors (40007 MB) w/1768KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100)
hda: cache flushes not supported
 hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1
 Firmware: 5.8
 Sensor: 35
 new absolute packet format
 Touchpad has extended capability bits
 -> multifinger detection
 -> palm detection
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad on isa0060/serio1
md: md driver 0.90.1 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 1024 buckets, 32Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind 9362)
Initializing IPsec netlink socket
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
powernow: PowerNOW! Technology present. Can scale: frequency and voltage.
powernow: SGTC: 13333
powernow: Minimum speed 662 MHz. Maximum speed 1524 MHz.
ACPI wakeup devices:
PCI0 MDEM  LAN COM1  LID
ACPI: (supports S0 S3 S4 S5)
Freeing unused kernel memory: 160k freed
device-mapper: 4.3.0-ioctl (2004-09-30) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
security:  3 users, 4 roles, 318 types, 20 bools
security:  53 classes, 10825 rules
SELinux:  Completing initialization.
SELinux:  Setting up existing superblocks.
SELinux: initialized (dev dm-0, type ext3), uses xattr
SELinux: initialized (dev tmpfs, type tmpfs), uses transition SIDs
SELinux: initialized (dev selinuxfs, type selinuxfs), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev mqueue, type mqueue), not configured for labeling
SELinux: initialized (dev hugetlbfs, type hugetlbfs), not configured for labeling
SELinux: initialized (dev devpts, type devpts), uses transition SIDs
SELinux: initialized (dev eventpollfs, type eventpollfs), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev tmpfs, type tmpfs), uses transition SIDs
SELinux: initialized (dev futexfs, type futexfs), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev pipefs, type pipefs), uses task SIDs
SELinux: initialized (dev sockfs, type sockfs), uses task SIDs
SELinux: initialized (dev proc, type proc), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev bdev, type bdev), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev rootfs, type rootfs), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev sysfs, type sysfs), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev usbfs, type usbfs), uses genfs_contexts
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
natsemi dp8381x driver, version 1.07+LK1.0.17, Sep 27, 2002
  originally by Donald Becker <becker@scyld.com>
  http://www.scyld.com/network/natsemi.html
  2.4.x kernel port by Jeff Garzik, Tjeerd Mulder
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 11
PCI: setting IRQ 11 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:12.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
natsemi eth0: NatSemi DP8381[56] at 0xd0008000 (0000:00:12.0), 00:0b:cd:18:e4:13, IRQ 11, port TP.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] enabled at IRQ 5
PCI: setting IRQ 5 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:06.0[A] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
ali15x3_smbus 0000:00:11.0: ALI15X3_smb region uninitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr
ali15x3_smbus 0000:00:11.0: ALI15X3 not detected, module not inserted.
ohci_hcd: 2004 Nov 08 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver (PCI)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKU] enabled at IRQ 10
PCI: setting IRQ 10 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:02.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.0: OHCI Host Controller
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.0: irq 10, pci mem 0xd0004000
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 4 ports detected
Linux Kernel Card Services
  options:  [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
usb 1-1: new low speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] enabled at IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0a.0[A] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:00:0a.0 [103c:0024]
Yenta O2: res at 0x94/0xD4: 00/ea
Yenta O2: enabling read prefetch/write burst
Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0898, PCI irq 5
Socket status: 30000821
input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye(TM)] on usb-0000:00:02.0-1
ieee1394: Initialized config rom entry `ip1394'
ohci1394: $Rev: 1223 $ Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0c.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.1 (PCI): IRQ=[10]  MMIO=[d0007000-d00077ff]  Max Packet=[2048]
ath_hal: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
ath_hal: 0.9.14.9 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413)
wlan: 0.8.4.5 (EXPERIMENTAL)
ath_rate_onoe: 1.0
ath_pci: 0.9.4.12 (EXPERIMENTAL)
PCI: Enabling device 0000:02:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
divert: allocating divert_blk for ath0
ath0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
ath0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
ath0: mac 5.9 phy 4.3 radio 4.6
ath0: 802.11 address: 00:20:a6:51:fa:c8
ath0: Use hw queue 0 for WME_AC_BE traffic
ath0: Use hw queue 1 for WME_AC_BK traffic
ath0: Use hw queue 2 for WME_AC_VI traffic
ath0: Use hw queue 3 for WME_AC_VO traffic
ath0: Atheros 5212: mem=0x1c000000, irq=5
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023]  GUID[000bcd719e183309]
SELinux: initialized (dev ramfs, type ramfs), uses genfs_contexts
NET: Registered protocol family 10
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c03697c0(lo)
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device sit0
ACPI: AC Adapter [ACAD] (off-line)
ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT1] (battery present)
ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
ibm_acpi: ec object not found
ACPI: Video Device [VGA] (multi-head: yes  rom: no  post: no)
EXT3 FS on dm-0, internal journal
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hda2, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
SELinux: initialized (dev hda2, type ext3), uses xattr
SELinux: initialized (dev tmpfs, type tmpfs), uses transition SIDs
Adding 917496k swap on /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01.  Priority:-1 extents:1
SELinux: initialized (dev binfmt_misc, type binfmt_misc), uses genfs_contexts
parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
Trying to free free DMA0
pnp: Device 00:0a disabled.
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x200-0x207 0x220-0x22f 0x330-0x337 0x388-0x38f
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
ath0: no IPv6 routers present
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
eth0: DSPCFG accepted after 0 usec.
eth0: link up.
SELinux: initialized (dev rpc_pipefs, type rpc_pipefs), uses genfs_contexts
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
pnp: Device 00:0a activated.
parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
lp0: console ready
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:05.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
[drm] Initialized radeon 1.11.0 20020828 on minor 0:
agpgart: Found an AGP 2.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 4x mode
agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:01:05.0 into 4x mode
[root@localhost /]#

lspci & partial lspci -v
------------------------------------------------------------
[root@localhost /]# lspci
bash: lspci: command not found
[root@localhost /]# /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc AGP Bridge [IGP 320M] (rev 13)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 320M] (rev 01)
00:02.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV]
00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6912 Cardbus Controller
00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility U1
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)

**************

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
        Subsystem: PROXIM Inc: Unknown device 0a40
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 5
        Memory at 1c000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
**************


ifconfig -a
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[root@localhost /]# /sbin/ifconfig -a
ath0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:20:A6:51:FA:C8
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:22 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:22
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:5 Memory:dca80000-dca90000

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0B:CD:18:E4:13
          inet addr:192.168.1.100  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::20b:cdff:fe18:e413/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:628 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:651 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:586150 (572.4 KiB)  TX bytes:90870 (88.7 KiB)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x6000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:5626 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5626 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:5846416 (5.5 MiB)  TX bytes:5846416 (5.5 MiB)

sit0      Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
          NOARP  MTU:1480  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

[root@localhost /]# /sbin/lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
radeon                119237  2
parport_pc             26629  1
lp                     12077  0
parport                37001  2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4                23493  0
sunrpc                156325  1
pcmcia                 20805  2
video                  15813  0
button                  6609  0
battery                 9285  0
ac                      4805  0
md5                     4033  1
ipv6                  231681  8
ath_pci                56868  0
ath_rate_onoe           8328  1 ath_pci
wlan                  100956  3 ath_pci,ath_rate_onoe
ath_hal               148176  2 ath_pci
ohci1394               34777  0
ieee1394              300313  1 ohci1394
joydev                  9217  0
yenta_socket           19137  1
pcmcia_core            50945  2 pcmcia,yenta_socket
ohci_hcd               23765  0
i2c_ali15x3             7109  0
i2c_core               20801  1 i2c_ali15x3
snd_ali5451            25989  1
snd_ac97_codec         67489  1 snd_ali5451
snd_pcm_oss            47989  0
snd_mixer_oss          17089  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                93001  4 snd_ali5451,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              29125  1 snd_pcm
snd                    52645  7 snd_ali5451,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore              10017  1 snd
snd_page_alloc          9541  1 snd_pcm
natsemi                29729  0
floppy                 57841  0
dm_snapshot            16901  0
dm_zero                 2497  0
dm_mirror              23213  2
ext3                  116297  2
jbd                    69977  1 ext3
dm_mod                 55637  6 dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
                                           

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thanks wesley ... i burned a copy of the auditor security cd (http://new.remote-exploit.org/index.php/Auditor_main), and when it boots,  the card works just fine. I can run kismet with no problems, all the iwpriv options seem to be there, but i'm almost sure it's not using the madwifi drivers (which i thought were the only ones that would work for my card) ... I can try to post the same results from auditor, if it would help.  

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Yes, please post
dmesg |grep -i ath
/sbin/lspci -v
lsmod
ifconfig -a
in security CD for comparison
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dmesg |grep -i ath
--------------------------------------------
root@1[~]# dmesg |grep -i ath
CPU: AMD mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+ stepping 00
md: multipath personality registered as nr 7
ath_hal: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
ath_hal: 0.9.12.14 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212)
ath_rate_onoe: 1.0
ath_pci: 0.9.4.11 (EXPERIMENTAL)
ath0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
ath0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
ath0: mac 5.9 phy 4.3 radio 4.6
ath0: 802.11 address: 00:20:a6:51:fa:c8
ath0: Use hw queue 0 for WME_AC_BE traffic
ath0: Use hw queue 1 for WME_AC_BK traffic
ath0: Use hw queue 2 for WME_AC_VI traffic
ath0: Use hw queue 3 for WME_AC_VO traffic
ath0: Atheros 5212: mem=0x1c000000, irq=7

lspci -v
--------------------------------------------
root@1[~]# lspci -v
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc AGP Bridge [IGP 320M] (rev 13)
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32
        Memory at d4000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
        Memory at d0500000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
        I/O ports at 8090 [disabled] [size=4]
        Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0

0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 320M] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 99
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=68
        I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
        Memory behind bridge: d0100000-d01fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e0000000-efffffff

0000:00:02.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 0024
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
        Memory at d0004000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2

0000:00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 0024
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5
        I/O ports at 8400 [size=256]
        Memory at d0005000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2

0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV]
        Subsystem: ALi Corporation ALI M1533 Aladdin IV ISA Bridge
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
        Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 1

0000:00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller (prog-if 00 [Generic])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 0024
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 3
        Memory at d0006000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        I/O ports at 8800 [size=256]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

0000:00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6912 Cardbus Controller
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 0024
        Flags: bus master, stepping, slow devsel, latency 168, IRQ 7
        Memory at 80000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=05, sec-latency=176
        Memory window 0: 81000000-81100000 (prefetchable)
        Memory window 1: 1c000000-1c3ff000
        I/O window 0: 00003000-0000307f
        I/O window 1: 00004000-000040ff
        16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

0000:00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 0024
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
        Memory at d0008000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
        Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

0000:00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4) (prog-if b0)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 0024
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
        I/O ports at 8080 [size=16]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2

0000:00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 0024
        Flags: medium devsel

0000:00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 0024
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 90, IRQ 11
        I/O ports at 8c00 [size=256]
        Memory at d0009000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

0000:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility U1 (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 0024
        Flags: bus master, stepping, fast Back2Back, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 10
        Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
        Memory at d0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Capabilities: [58] AGP version 2.0
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

0000:02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
        Subsystem: PROXIM Inc: Unknown device 0a40
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 7
        Memory at 1c000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2


lsmod
----------------------------------------------------
root@1[~]# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
af_packet              16648  4
wlan_wep                5632  2
radeon                122468  0
autofs4                15748  1
pcspkr                  3432  0
snd_ali5451            19272  0
snd_ac97_codec         63184  1 snd_ali5451
snd_pcm_oss            46760  0
snd_mixer_oss          16128  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                80136  2 snd_ali5451,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              20740  1 snd_pcm
snd                    45796  6 snd_ali5451,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore               7264  1 snd
snd_page_alloc          7560  1 snd_pcm
natsemi                24928  0
slamr                 373572  0
sg                     28448  0
8250                   17336  0
serial_core            18560  1 8250
tsdev                   5696  0
evdev                   7168  0
usbhid                 38080  0
usbmouse                4224  0
ehci_hcd               27780  0
ohci_hcd               18436  0
uhci_hcd               28176  0
usbcore               100196  7 usbhid,usbmouse,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd,uhci_hcd
ath_pci                50464  0
ath_rate_onoe           6920  1 ath_pci
wlan                  102236  4 wlan_wep,ath_pci,ath_rate_onoe
ath_hal               131280  2 ath_pci
ds                     13828  4
yenta_socket           17536  1
pcmcia_core            53444  2 ds,yenta_socket
thermal                10888  0
processor              14248  1 thermal
fan                     2948  0
button                  5136  0
battery                 7940  0
ac                      3588  0
ntfs                  137744  1


ifconfig -a
---------------------------------------------------
root@1[~]# ifconfig -a
ath0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:20:A6:51:FA:C8
          inet addr:192.168.1.101  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:2200 errors:3154 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:3154
          TX packets:2320 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
          RX bytes:2304006 (2.1 MiB)  TX bytes:611148 (596.8 KiB)
          Interrupt:7 Memory:dcc00000-dcc10000

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0B:CD:18:E4:13
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:1026 (1.0 KiB)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x8000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:102 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:102 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:8060 (7.8 KiB)  TX bytes:8060 (7.8 KiB)
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got any advice on how to un-install kismet and re-install it ?
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by:wesly_chen
ID: 13665142
Which Linux do you have?
For rpm base Linux,
rpm -e `rpm -q kismet`   # remove it
or
rpm -q --whatprovides `which kismet`
to check kismet is included in which package first. Then use "rpm -e <pacakge name>" to remove it.
Make sure you have the rpm file so you can re-insttall it back.
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what if I compiled & installed manually ?
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wesly_chen earned 2000 total points
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> what if I compiled & installed manually ?
Then you need to have the original source directory and install log file to trace down where the binary and libray files installed.
Check the "Makefile" to see if it have "uninstall" option such as "make unistalll" or "make remove".
If not, then you need to look at the install log file to remove those files installed.
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