Hostap driver with sniffer programs

Bernard mentink ebike
Thu Dec 31 10:41:19 PST 1903

Hi Jouni,

Yes, I was using the "old" method of setting monitor mode. I will do as 
you suggest, and use the new method.
Many thanks for the hint.
As to your last question: I am not sure if the problem is setting 
monitor mode, or not having the correct libpcap.
At the moment I am using libpcap-0.7.1-3, is this ok?


Jouni Malinen wrote:

>On Fri, Nov 29, 2002 at 07:09:23PM +1300, Bernard mentink wrote:
>>I am using a D-Link DWL-650 pcmcia card with the latest HostAP driver. 
>>It works great for connecting to known AP's but
>>I am having trouble getting a "sniffer" program to work with the card in 
>>"monitor mode".
>What kind of problem? There was a bug in old (now deprecated) method of
>setting monitor mode with 'iwpriv wlan0 monitor #' (new method,
>'iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor' worked fine). This is fixed in the CVS
>tree, but not in the latest release (2002-10-12).
>>I know that having the latest libpcap library is essential, but am 
>>having trouble getting hold of it.
>So was the problem you are seeing in not having libpcap or in not
>getting the driver to work in monitor mode?

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