Hostap driver with sniffer programs

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Fri Nov 29 08:18:48 PST 2002

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?

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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