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ipw2200-1.2.1 how to

The previous version of ipw2200 can't be compiled with the linux headers 2.6.20-16-generic (used by Ubuntu 7.04) so here is the way to get the rtap0 interface working.

  • ieee80211-1.2.17.

Make sure that you have this library else ipw2200-1.2.1 drivers won't compile

tar zxvf ieee80211-1.2.17.tar.gz
cd ieee80211-1.2.17
sudo make
sudo make install
  • Get the patch and the driver.

drivers patch link

  • Patch the driver.
tar zxvf ipw2200-1.2.1.tgz
tar zxvf ipw2200-1.2.1-inject_patch.tar.gz
patch ipw2200-1.2.1/ipw2200.c ipw2200-1.2.1-inject.patch
patch ipw2200-1.2.1/Makefile ipw2200-1.2.1-inject_Makefile.patch
cd ipw2200-1.2.1
sudo ./remove-old
sudo make
sudo make install
  • Turn on the module.
sudo rmmod ipw2200
sudo modprobe ipw2200 rtap_iface=1

At this stage if you see that your module can be loaded, you can load it at boot with the option “rtap_iface=1”. Just edit the file “/etc/modprobe.d/options” and add the line “options ipw2200 rtap_iface=1”

  • Now you should be able to bring up the rtap0 interface and listen with airodump-ng.
sudo ifconfig eth1 up
sudo ifconfig rtap0 up
sudo airodump-ng rtap0 -c 11 --bssid 00:0f:e2:xx:xx:xx --ivs -w dump

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ipw2200.1188310771.txt.gz · Last modified: 2007/08/28 16:19 by darkaudax