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Wraith
I installed pdaXrom 1.1.0 RC12 on my C3100. I also have a CF Wireless card from Linksys (Model: WCF12). I tried configuring Kismet, but I had no clue what the sources were. I looked at lsmod and it didn't show any modules that were for wireless. I assumed the drivers were compiled into the kernel of pdaXrom. I tried installing the hostap drivers; I set the source to be source=hostap,wlan0,hostap. Before I installed the hostap drivers eth0 was the interface, and it also worked under eth0. I was able to connect, but Kismet didn't work because I didn't know what the source was supposed to be. After installing the hostap drivers Kismet worked, but I couldn't connect to any of the access points I picked up. Then I uninstalled the hostap drivers, and tried what ever was there before and I was able to connect with no problems.
So the question is how do I set up Kismet with drivers that are installed in the kernel? Or how do I connect with the hostap drivers and keep the ability to go on Kismet?

-Wraith
Wraith
I figured it out!
When Kismet is running hostap is in the "Master" mode.
When I need to connect to something I needed to switch to "Managed" mode.

[CODE]
To switch to Managed mode from Master mode:
iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
iwconfig wlan0 essid <insert essid here> key <insert key here>
ifconfig wlan0 up
dhcpcd wlan0

To go back to Kismet:
killall dhcpcd
iwconfig wlan0 mode master
kismet
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