Monitoring mode gets frames from more than one channel!
fromkth+hostap at fastmail.fm
Fri Feb 11 18:17:40 EST 2005
Sorry, when i said scanning i meant active.
But even passive scanning requires you to go through all channels, and
usually monitor mode is used to capture the packets on particular
channels, so no channels changing and if you do change channels to get
beacon frames on other channels then you would miss frames from your
original channel where you want to monitor!
>>In monitor mode card does not transfer any frames, it only listens, so
>>scanning while in monitor mode is out of question.
> why scanning while in monitor mode is out of question? Passive
> scanning implies no frame transfer. In passive scanning the firmware
> just listens for Beacon messages and no frame is transmitted, and
> therefore it can be compatible with rfmon.
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