Chapter 2. Basic Installation

Solutions in this chapter:

  • Introduction
  • Kismet Perquisites
  • Kismet installation
  • Compiling and installing Kismet on a Linux laptop
  • Choosing a wireless card driver
  • Wireless card driver compiling and installation
  • Editing the Kismet configuration file for a basic Kismet installation
  • Run Kismet


This chapter will introduce you to the basic installation of Kismet. A basic installation is one in which the server and the client portions of Kismet are on the same laptop. This is the installation that most people will be interested in, at least initially. Advanced installations for separate servers and clients, as well as remote and drone machines, will be covered in Chapters 7 and 8.

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