orinoco firmware?

Dominick, David David.Dominick at delta.com
Sat Aug 4 00:09:02 EST 2001

I have seen those cards do a form of promisc mode, but they wilnot recieve
packets from a network they do not attach to. I am not sure if they have
fixed this, or if it is a feature. It is the reason that Network General's
Sniffer wont work with Orinoco cards.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Gibson [mailto:david at gibson.dropbear.id.au]
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 10:32 PM
To: wireless at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: orinoco firmware?

On Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 11:38:56PM +0000, Mike L wrote:
> I have seen numerous sources online suggest the orinoco firmware after 
> version 6.04 do not support promiscuous mode.
> Can anyone confirm or deny this?

As far as I know, this is not the case.  However firmware versions
6.04 and 6.06 themselves had a serious bug in promiscuous mode - they
received packets promiscuously but silently failed to transmit until
the card was reset.

Unfortunately I only have one host on the wireless network here at the
moment (plus the AP) so I can't test to see if promiscuous mode

> Also if the newer firmwares do not support promiscuous mode.  Has anyone 
> created a repository of older firmware versions?
> Thank you all for your help.
> Mike

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