kismet on freerunner

Joop Boonen joop_boonen at
Sun Dec 14 11:53:55 CET 2008

On Wed, November 26, 2008 2:26 pm, David Reyes Samblas Martinez wrote:
> <snip>
>> FATAL: Failed to set monitor mode: Invalid argument.  This usually means
>> your
>> drivers either do not support monitor mode, or use a different mechanism
>> for
>> getting to it.  Make sure you have a version of your drivers that
>> support
>> monitor mode, and consult the troubleshooting section of the README.
> <snip>
> Nowadays wifi drivers doesn't support monitor mode, the only way to
> use freerunner as kismet scaner is attaching an usb wifi dongle.
Why don't the drivers support monitor mode?

Would it be possible to add it to this driver? To me it's not preferable
to add an extra wifi dongle when the device has wifi itself.
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