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    Hi im new to the linux scene, but am very computer savy.

    Just recently I've decided to try backtrack 4 beta on my usb stick, and I'vebeen trying to boost my txpower settings, and change to monitor mode.


    I've been going in the console and typing: iwconfig ath0 txpower 40 or w/e
    I've also tried changing my mode to monitor using the same syntax...

    with every try I recieve the same error: set failed on device ath0 invalid argument.

    Im currently running a Compaq Presario cq60

    vid card: GeForce 8200M G
    Wireless: Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g
    CPU: AMD Dual-Core QL-62

    I've searched the forums for over a half hr now and can't seem to find anything.

    If theres any feedback anyone can give me id be thankfull!

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    im gona bump this but anyway i've done some reading and it seems there's mixed feelings about messing with some of these settings especially the tx settings but if anyone has any idea I'd be greatfull.

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    To see what power settings are available on your card:

    ifconfig ath0 up
    iwlist ath0 txpower

    To change the power setting:

    iwconfig ath0 txpower ##dBm (where ## is one of the settings from the output of the iwlist command you just ran)

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    as for changing the mode to monitor, you need to use

    Code:
    ifconfig ath0 down
    wlanconfig ath0 destroy
    wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode monitor
    ifconfig ath0 up
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