Thanks for the info Pavel. I appreciate it.

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 10:28 AM, Pavel Roskin <> wrote:
On Sun, 2010-04-18 at 17:36 +0000, Joe wrote:

> I was using kismet on my SLED 10.1 machine and it was working fine. I
> upgraded to SLED 11.0 and now I cannot get kismet to work. Before the
> upgrade I had a wifi0 interface to specify as a source for Kismet; now
> I have wlan0 and wlan1, but no wifix.

That's because you are using ath5k now.  Interfaces need to be specified
differently if you are using kismet with ath5k.

> I installed a snapshot (madwifi-trunk-r4128-20100325) as well as an
> rpm for OpenSuSE (madwifi-0.9.4-1.i586.rpm).

If you want to know what you are using, I suggest that you install
either one or the other.

> Harry:~/Downloads # lsmod |grep ath
> ath_pci               222976  0
> wlan                  217352  1 ath_pci
> ath_hal               377856  1 ath_pci
> ath5k                  95252  0
> mac80211              199728  2 ath5k,b43
> cfg80211               23380  2 ath5k,mac80211
> led_class               3896  2 ath5k,b43

If you want to keep using MadWifi, you need to blacklist ath5k by adding
"blacklist ath5k" to any file in /etc/modprobe.d/

> wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

That's a clear sign that you are using a mac80211 based driver, such as

> Harry:~/Downloads # wlanconfig wlan1 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode
> monitor
> wlanconfig: ioctl: No such device

That's because you don't have wifi0.

Pavel Roskin