Re: important

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-10-02 16:07:29 UTC

On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 06:07:42AM +0000, Neeraj Tuli wrote:

> I have been trying to put my dlink WL-650 wireless NIC to monitor mode using
> the command "iwpriv wlan0 monitor 1". But it gives me an error saying that
> invalid command monitor.... I have the fully functional drives for the
> card... but for some reason when i try to put it in monitor mode, it does
> not work......

Which version of the driver? That command was used in 2002-05-19, but not in the later versions (see ChangeLog). You can setup monitor mode with 'iwpriv wlan0 monitor 2' (or 3 for Prism2-headers). You should also note, that the old monitor mode 1 used netlink socket whereas modes 2 and 3 use wlan0 device by changing the device type to include more headers. If you have latest wireless tools version, you can also use 'iwconfig wlan0 mode Monitor', which will be the recommended method for configuring monitor mode in the future.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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