Cisco 350 Series And Kismet

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Submitted by un1x (Contact Author) (Forums) on Fri, 2006-11-24 15:20. :: Linux | Networking

Cisco 350 Series And Kismet

This tutorial is describing how to configure a Cisco Aironet wireless card and how to set up kismet in order to run with it.

Summary

  • Cisco Aironet 350 Series running with kismet

Configure your Kernel

First you have to configure your kernel. (I use a 2.6.9 gentoo-dev-sources kernel)

 
x x            Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA, ISA)  --->               
x x              PCMCIA/CardBus support  --->                                
x x                <*> PCMCIA/CardBus support                                
x x                [ ]   Enable PCMCIA debugging                             
x x                <*>   CardBus yenta-compatible bridge support             
x x                < >   Cirrus PD6729 compatible bridge support             
x x                < >   i82092 compatible bridge support                    
x x                < >   i82365 compatible bridge support                    
x x                < >   Databook TCIC host bridge support                   
x x            Device Drivers  --->                                        
x x             Networking support  --->                                   
x x               Wireless LAN (non-hamradio)  --->                                   
x x                 [*] Wireless LAN drivers (non-hamradio) & Wireless Extensions        
x x                 <M>   Cisco/Aironet 34X/35X/4500/4800 PCMCIA cards                    

Compile your kernel and compy the kernelimage into your boot folder.

Installation

Now emerge pcmcia-cs and wireless-tools

# emerge pcmcia-cs wireless-tools

Add airo_cs to your /etc/modules.autoload/kernel-2.6 file

# echo "airo_cs" >> /etc/modules.autoload/kernel-2.6

Test if your device is aviable.

# iwconfig

eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"tsunami"
                  Mode:Managed Frequency:2.447 GHz Access Point: FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
                  Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Tx-Power=17 dBm Sensitivity=0/65535
                  Retry limit:16 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
                  Encryption key:off
                  Power Management:off
                  Link Quality=0/160 Signal level=-110 dBm Noise level=-110 dBm
                  Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
                  Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

wifi0     IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"tsunami"
                  Mode:Managed Frequency:2.447 GHz Access Point: FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
                  Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Tx-Power=17 dBm Sensitivity=0/65535
                  Retry limit:16 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
                  Encryption key:off
                  Power Management:off
                  Link Quality=0/160 Signal level=-110 dBm Noise level=-110 dBm
                  Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
                  Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

If it looks like this the device works

Install/Configure Kismet

Now you can install kismet. Just emerge it:

# emerge kismet

Edit the file /etc/kismet.conf and change it as follows:

# User to setid to (should be your normal user)  
suiduser=your username  
source=cisco_wifix,eth1:wifi0,ciscosource  

Save your settings and run kismet:

# kismet


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