Using monitor mode
masala at web.de
Wed May 4 11:51:19 EDT 2005
Johnny Choque wrote:
> 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.
A too old firmware might be the problem. If you have a try with kismet
and the problem is still there, then upgrading the firmware could solve
it. At linux.junsun.net/intersil-prism is a good explanation on how to
do this and where to get firmware files.
$ hostap_diag -p INTERFACE
tells you which firmware is currently used (sorry if I'm telling you old
stuff ;) )
If the sniffing works with kismet then I guess it depends on how you set
the card into monitor mode.
hopefully it helps you, but maybe someone has experienced similar
problems and knows more about that.
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