promiscuous mode only, using hostAP.

Dan Searle dan at
Tue May 17 06:55:04 EDT 2005


I'm not sure about the behavior of hostap exactly, but with 802.11 it
only makes sense to have an Access Point in promisc. mode.


Thursday, May 12, 2005, 7:24:10 PM, you wrote:

> Hi all,

> I am writing a small sniffer with hostAP as wireless driver. My problem
> is that it seems that putting the interface wlan0 in promiscuous mode is
> not enough for sniffing packets. Do I have to put it the card in monitor
> mode as well? I know the wireless medium is half duplex, does this mean
> that promiscuous mode only won't work? Or is this a driver issue?
> BTW when I set the flag for promiscuous mode I see the message in dmesg
> saying that the card entered promiscuous mode.
> My firmware versions are:
> NIC: v1.0.0
> PRI: v1.1.1
> STA: v1.7.4
> I have seen other people posting about the same problem but they never
> got a response. Hopefully this time someone will have a solution! :)

> Thank you,
> Andrea

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