Monitor Mode

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Fri Feb 25 08:30:47 EST 2011


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> Using an Atheros AR5001X I manage to get hostapd working. It creates a
> virtual monitor device and it can receive and send layer 2 packets.

Correct. I assume you're using driver=nl80211 for this.

>  However, if I use an Intel NIC it fails to initiate. It is looking
> for wlan0 interface but the wireless interface is identified with
> eth1.
> 
> Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG output:

This device doesn't support AP mode.

> Other thing, is that using Atheros NIC it only receive Probe Request
> and send Probe Responses. Why aren't beacon frames being processed? At
> configuration file everything seems ok to me.

This was recently fixed in mac80211.

johannes




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