Hostap driver with sniffer programs

Victor Aleo victor.aleo
Fri Nov 29 14:27:26 PST 2002

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).
What kind of problem but are you talking about? I am using the old 
release (Prism2-2002-05-1) and I set the monitor mode just as you have 
pointed out: 'iwpriv wlan0 monitor #'' and I can get all almost all the 
packets, or I believed so.


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