Using monitor mode

Johnny Choque jchoque at
Wed May 4 03:58:02 EDT 2005


Thanks for your suggestion about kismet but I prefer to use ethereal because
I need to make several test in which I need to see the packets captured
while the sniffer tool is running.

I am using a Linksys Network PC Card v2.5 and I do not know if that wireless
card have problems with hostap in monitor mode or it is needed to use with
particular firmware version.

Please, any ideas?


> 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.
> christian
> 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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