The current distribution of KisMAC does not allow you to use the AirPort Extreme card in passive mode, capture packets, etc.
Please keep in mind, this howto uses the latest development version of KisMAC, it may crash without warning.
UPDATE 09/05/2007 -- I've modified this for the SVN location change.
a. If you don't have an Apple Developer Connection account, create one here.
b. Download and install Xcode from here. Use the account you just created to access the download.
You have a couple options to get subversion.
Option 1 (.dmg pre-built binary):
a. Download the latest .dmg from here.
b. Install it.
Option 2 (darwinports):
a. Download and install darwinports from here. It's the first link, "for Tiger (Universal)".
b. After you install darwinports, open terminal.app and run the following commands, exactly as shown:
NOTE: if you are running PeerGuardian, disable the filters
cd; echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/opt/local/bin' >> .profile
sudo port selfupdate
sudo port sync
sudo port install subversion
Option 3 (fink):
I don't use fink but it will work to get subversion; fink's site is here.
Final (test subversion):
a. Open Terminal.app
b. Type "svn" and hit enter. If you see the output listed next, subversion is installed.
Type 'svn help' for usage.
a. Open Terminal.app
b. Type the following commands, exactly as shown:
NOTE: You should be a local administrator of the mac
svn co http://kismac-ng.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/
NOTE: svn will ask you to accept the SSL cert from the site before it continues, type 't' and hit enter for temporarily. Subversion will now download the source tree.
NOTE: this script will compile KisMAC using Xcode.
KisMAC will now be compiled in a folder on your desktop, KisMAC.src/trunk/build/Universal/
a. Open finder and navigate to the newly compiled KisMAC.app, Desktop->KisMAC.src->trunk->build->Universal
b. Drag KisMAC.app to Applications
a. Open KisMAC.app from Applications
b. Click KisMAC->Preferences
c. Click Driver
d. Select the one capture device listed, "Apple Airport or Airport Extreme card, active mode", and click remove
e. Expand the drop down next to "remove", select "Apple Airport Extreme card, passive mode", and click "add"
Your preferences should look like this:
f. Close Preferences
g. Ensure your AirPort interface is turned on.
h. In the main KisMAC window click Start in the lower right, you will need to authenticate to give the application access. You should start seeing networks appear and packets being captured.
Questions/Comments/Errors: stateful AT screammy.name, I will reply when time permits.