Didier Stevens

Friday 2 November 2007

Quickpost: Installing Kismet on a N800

Filed under: N800,Quickpost,WiFi — Didier Stevens @ 8:37

Update: Since the Kismet package isn’t available anymore, here is Installing aircrack-ng on a N800.

To run Kismet on a N800, you need to be root. Normally, you don’t have root access on a N800, you do need to apply a hack to get it. There are several hacks (flashing, sshd, …) but I prefer the godmode trick.

Here’s how I did it, use at your own risk:

  1. Install Osso Xterm
  2. Install godmode
  3. Install Kismet

Now I did install some other packages between 2 and 3, that’s probably why I didn’t have to install ncurses-base explicitly.

To start Kismet, start Xterm and type these commands:

  1. sudo gainroot
  2. kismet

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  1. That’s awesome man!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers!!!!

    Comment by achtung! — Friday 2 November 2007 @ 17:17

  2. Do you know where I can get the new deb? It seems to have been removed (Download: (sorry, no longer available)). I spent days trying to compile it myself on the n800 😛 Thanks.

    Comment by Tommy — Friday 18 April 2008 @ 18:48

  3. Sorry, I spend some time searching but didn’t find a replacement. Will update the post when I do.

    Comment by Didier Stevens — Sunday 20 April 2008 @ 13:43

  4. […] N800, Quickpost, WiFi — Didier Stevens @ 8:30 As some readers have informed me that the Kismet package for the N800 isn’t available anymore, I looked for an alternative and found aircrack-ng for the […]

    Pingback by Quickpost: Installing Aircrack-ng on a N800 « Didier Stevens — Wednesday 4 June 2008 @ 8:31

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