Capturing 802.11 frames in managed mode

Ajeet Nankani fromkth+hostap at fastmail.fm
Wed Mar 2 08:01:26 EST 2005


Is it possible to capture 802.11 frames when the card is in managed 
mode? Because i want to capture every packet of the whole process from 
attaching of STA with first AP and then roaming to 2nd AP and 3rd AP... 
Nth AP.

In ethereal if the card is in managed mode, it only allows to capture 
Ethernet frames, and only if the card is in monitor mode then it allows 
you to capture 802.11 frames. So this means usually one needs 11 or 13 
cards in monitor mode one on each channel to capture with 100 percent 
accuracy without missing a single frame.

So I am wondering is there any option, through which i get 802.11 frames 
in ethereal when the card is in manged mode?

Regards,

-ajeet.



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