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    kismet bcm4312 wl broadcom error

    I have problem with kismet and my wireless card.
    I,ve received this error
    "Detected wl binary-only broadcom driver for interface eth1. This driver does't provide monitor-mode support. Try to in-kernel opensource driver for the broadcom cards"

    Just look at these :

    mohsen-Latitude-D520:~$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth1 IEEE 802.11 Access Point: Not-Associated
    Link Quality:4 Signal level:189 Noise level:199
    Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0

    mohsen-Latitude-D520:~$ sudo iwconfig eth1 mode monitor[sudo] password for mohsen:
    Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument

    mohsen-Latitude-D520:~$ sudo lshw -C network
    description: Wireless interface
    product: BCM4312 802.11a/b/g
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci AT 0000:0c:00.0
    logical name: eth1
    version: 01
    serial: 00:19:7e:5a:e8:3f
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wir

    mohsen-Latitude-D520:~$ lspci -vnn
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN Mini-Card [1028:0007]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
    Memory at efdfc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: wl
    Kernel modules: wl, ssb

    I have also installed b43 fwcutter and did all the step and as above site shows my hardware supports monitor .

    I have also installed the

    but I have the same problem.

    I am kindly asking you to help me solve my problem, If you think this problem is because of my hardware can you suggest a good model for laptop D520 (DELL Latitude).

    any help is appreciated

  2. #2
    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    When it comes to Linux support for Broadcom 43x gear, the authority of record is Welcome - Linux Wireless - they have helped me sort our my gear on more than one occasion!
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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