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Hi How can i switch my wireless card to monitor mode in Suse linux?

I am using linksys wireless card in Suse Linix i need to have my wireless car in monitor mode i tried to change it frome wireless card seting but there is just 3 mode Add-Hoc ,mage and master mode there is no monitor mode !!!!!!!!!

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Re: Hi How can i switch my wireless card to monitor mode...

Possibly you are using an older driver for this wireless card, check with too see if thier is not an updated driver for your card which includes the monitor mode you are looking for or download a network monitoring tool like netmon from

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Error 202 in setup wizard of linksys wusb54gc usb wireless adapter

it's not 1998 anymore, stop using windoze, or at least proprietary windows wizards.

try unix, mac os X. unix was the beginning of computer control and RTOS, and still is the best.

RTOS is real-time Operating System

or linux, however ubuntu kinda sux.

SUSe is about the best linux.
{it was used to make Android for google.

and if u don't wanna pay for os, and don't use torrents, or p2p, use openSuse. free download and use.
checkout or something like that.


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Are you pinging from the same subnet? If not, you will need to have a default gateway. Type "ifconfig -a" to verify you configuration. Type "netstat -r" to see check the routing. And type "netstat -i" to see if there is any traffic on the interface.

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Several solutions for this problem.
-You can try to reposition the router in the room
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There are several attempts to remedy this:

It worked with my Samsung USB and some others.

...and several linux drivers for specific models on sourceforge...

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Wirless driver for linux

hi linksys doenot have the wireless drivers for linux but you can try the following steps:
-download the windows drivers. Extract them to c:\temp\linksys
- Now burn them or put them on a media or somthing so you can transfer these files over to linux (note: linux wont beable to extract the exe file)
- Download ndiswrapper for linux located at
- Now make sure you have all the development tools installed in fedora
- Now download dhcpcd from
- log into your linux box as root
- Now make make sure all the files (*gz files, and linksys driver files) are in the root partition on the linux machine (/root/wireless_driver) if "wireless_driver" is not there make the directory (which u will have to do) "mkdir /root/wireless_driver"
- now at the command prompt (terminal) go into the "wireless_driver" directory "cd /root/wireless_driver"
- now type "tar xvfpz ndiswrapper-0.12.tar.gz"
- "cd ndiswrapper-0.12"
- "make install"
- "cd .."
- "tar xvfpz dhcpcd-1.3.22-pl4.tar.gz"
- "cd dhcpcd-1.3.22"
- "./configure"
- "make && make install"
- "cd .."
- "source /etc/profile" (note: you might want to edit root's .bashrc and add source /etc/profile there, some how fc3 doesnt have root source /etc/profile for some reason)
- "cd /root/wireless_driver/WMP54GS_20040423/Drivers"
- "ndiswrapper -i BCMWL5.inf"
- "ls /etc/ndiswrapper/bcmwl5" u should get a list of alot file in here
- "modprobe ndiswrapper"
- "dmesg wlan0" show see wlan0 if its there your good if not then somthings wrong - please post everything thats comes out of dmesg "dmesg > demout"
- now for a little script open your favorite text editor and copy the following code:
#Sample ndiswrapper script - By: Derrick Rose
#Load ndiswrapper module
echo "Starting Ndiswrapper Driver..."
/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
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echo "Setting up ESSID..."
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#Setup WEP Key if you have one
#Uncomment below for WEP
#echo "Setting up KEY..."
#iwconfig wlan0 key yourkeyhere
#Setting up DHCP on wlan0
echo "Starting DHCP on wlan0 [ 10 sec timeout ]"
dhcpcd -t 10 wlan0

- the script above will setup your wireless card for. Now save this to a file in roots directory (/root) called wireless
- "chmod +x wireless"
- to run manually type "./wireless" as root
- If you want to automaticly load on startup do the following
- "cat wireless >> /etc/rc.d/rc.local"
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How can I install a wireless card in Suse 10.1, the lan card uses a chip Atheros 5005g, the lan card is a Lanpro Model LP-550g

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First off thanks for choosing

Not all devices are supported under linux. Especially when it comes to wireless devices. I have searched several suse forums and have not yet found anyone who has gotten the 8313 to work. Your best bet if using linux and needing wifi connectivity is to use either a prism chipset device or atheros chipset device. Netgear makes several devices that work under linux.

To make sure the device really is not working try going to a console and type as root "iwconfig -a"
if nothing shows your device is for sure not installed.

Hope this helps.

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