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Description of task
There are instructions in the FreeBSD wiki to help users debug WI-FI connections using the kismet software available in the ports collection: http://wiki.freebsd.org/Kismet This information would be useful to our userbase to troubleshoot problems they might encounter with different WI-FI adapters/drivers/connections. This information needs to be added to the FreeBSD handbook or an appropriate preexisting article on WI-FI. The information added in that way needs to conform to FreeBSD's documentation formatting and style guidelines described in the FreeBSD documentation primer: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/
A FreeBSD system (in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine) installed on your computer.
Knowledge of the documentation guidelines for the FreeBSD project: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/
Check out a copy of the documentation tree from the documentation repository to get the source code for the chapter
|File name/URL||File size||Date submitted|
|handbook-kismet.diff||2.3 KB||December 12 2011 23:49 UTC|
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/ display a 404 not found error
That's the correct link (no space at the end)
For this task, do you have to write an in depth tutorial, or just copy what is on that wiki page into the handbook?
If possible, please verify that what is on the Wiki actually works. Other than that,
feel free to extent the information from the wiki.
Contact us before starting maybe. Tell us which system do you use on your desktop/laptop maybe and something about your background.
Have you ever used Wi-fi stuff in *nix systems?
For e-mail contact with us: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
For IRC channel #freebsd-soc (Efnet). Our nicknames: wkoszek, jceel.
I would like to work on this task.
This task has been assigned to issyl0. You have 72 hours to complete this task, good luck!
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I've done as much as I can on this task. I was asked to add more to it, about how Kismet actually works, but found I couldn't, due to not being able to configure my only wireless-enabled machine. The task did only say that we needed FreeBSD in a VM and the doc tree, so not actually that 'real' hardware would be required (such as wireless adapters etc.).
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