Ethereal and hostAP
vda at port.imtp.ilyichevsk.odessa.ua
Thu Sep 9 02:11:26 EDT 2004
On Thursday 09 September 2004 03:20, tanuja ingale wrote:
> I used Ethereal with the Dlink DWL 650 card in monitor mode 2. This brings
> down my wlan0 interface. As in, it shows
> wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"cuairnet"
> Mode:Monitor Frequency:2.422GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
> Bit Rate:1Mb/s Sensitivity=1/0
> Retry min limit:8 RTS thr=2312 B Fragment thr:off
> Encryption key:off
> Power Management:off
> Link Quality:53/0 Signal level:-38 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
> Tx excessive retries:9 Invalid misc:3177 Missed beacon:0
> When I disable the monitor mode, the iwconfig shows the valid AP address.
> Can anyone tell me where I may have gone wrong?
In monitor mode, you aren't associated with anybody.
You are simply receiving every packet. No filtering
on BSSID, unknown crypto key, etc, is done.
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