how the monitor mode operates

Joshua Wright Joshua.Wright at
Tue Jun 10 07:56:42 EDT 2003

> how can we know from which channel we received a packet??

You really don't, unless you are using the Prism2 AVS headers.  If you are in pure RFMON you can extract the channel information from a tagged management frame in beacons, but not from captured data traffic.

> Can we recieve two packet from two differents channel in the 
> same time??

Not generally, though you might receive noise from neighboring channels.

-Joshua Wright
Senior Network and Security Architect
Johnson & Wales University
Joshua.Wright at

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