Using monitor mode

Christian Bünnig masala at
Mon May 2 16:13:24 EDT 2005

No idea what's the reason for ethereal's behaviour, but have a try with 
'kismet'! It generally sniffs all packets and is able to store them in a 
libpcap file you can later open with ethereal to inspect it.
It further gives you some infos on seen nodes and networks.


Johnny Choque wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have two laptop which are set to ad-hoc mode and ping from one laptop to
> another. Also, I have a third laptop which is set to monitor mode in order
> to sniff all traffic between laptops in ad-hoc mode. My problem is that
> running ethereal in the third laptop not capture data traffic (ping packets)
> and only capture 802.11 management frames. I had tried to use monitor mode 2
> and 3 but the problem is the same.
> Please, someone tell me how should configure my laptops in order to capture
> simultaneously both data packets and 802.11 management frames?
> Thanks in advance,
> Johnny
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