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Thread: Ath0 interface dead after Kismet adventures - help please

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    Default Ath0 interface dead after Kismet adventures - help please

    I have BT2 and Kismet and aircrack-ng working fine. I can bounce back and forth in monitor mode between Kismet and aircrack-ng and do all sorts of tricks. But after leaving kismet and wrapping up adventures with aircrack-ng I am unable to get ath0 back in management mode.

    I have tried it all, I think, with:

    modprobe e100
    iwconfig ath0 mode Management (which does nothing except produce an error that that command is not acceptable. iwconfig ath0 mode monitor works, though)

    When I then bring down ath0 with:
    ifconfig ath0 down

    I cannot bring it back up and receive the error:
    ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

    If I reboot BT2 ath0 returns, but I must reboot.

    Anybody have any suggestions?

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    wirelessdefence[dot]org/Contents/LinuxWirelessCommands[dot]htm

    the link above has a nice list of commands look towards the end it has the following:
    Changing modes:
    ifconfig athx down (Take the VAP down)
    wlanconfig athx destroy (Destroy the VAP, athx)
    wlanconfig athx create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode [sta|adhoc|ap|monitor] (Create a new sta, adhoc, ap or monitor VAP)

    Sincerely,
    Trol

    PS I saved that to my machine in case i forget and cant get connection to look it up again.

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    Thanks webtrol for posting:

    http://wirelessdefence.org/Contents/...ssCommands.htm

    It's helped me heaps

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    You could have found a list of commands for wired and wireless cards right here on the forum.

    http://forums.remote-exploit.org/showthread.php?t=1489

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    Thanks for everyone's replies. The list of wireless commands in this forum are not the ones I eventually need, which were kindly provided by default member. They are the MadWifI commands which did the trick. Thank you Default.

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