Query regarding Rx Filter

Pavel Roskin proski at gnu.org
Tue Oct 12 11:05:17 EDT 2010

On 10/11/2010 11:49 PM, Poonam2 Gupta wrote:
> Hi,
> we are not able to capture management frames like authentication request/ assocation request if Rx Filter on AP interface is set to accept all Unicast/Multicast/broadcast frames/beacon frames/Probe request/
> we receive all the packets if we set the rx filter to promiscuous mode. But that doesnt seem to be a nice idea.

You didn't explain why.  If it's because too many packets are received, 
you can limit them to specific packets by using layer 2 multicast. 
Google for PACKET_ADD_MEMBERSHIP to see code examples.

Pavel Roskin

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