Ethereal and hostAP
Wed Sep 8 17:38:02 PDT 2004
In monitor mode you are not associated to an AP so no mac address shows in
iwconfig. You are not participating in a network. It is just listening for
>From: "tanuja ingale" <tanuja_iv at hotmail.com>
>To: hostap at shmoo.com
>Subject: Ethereal and hostAP
>Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2004 05:50:13 +0530
>I used Ethereal with the Dlink DWL 650 card in monitor mode 2. This brings
>down my wlan0 interface. As in, it shows
>wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"cuairnet"
> Mode:Monitor Frequency:2.422GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
> Bit Rate:1Mb/s Sensitivity=1/0
> Retry min limit:8 RTS thr=2312 B Fragment thr:off
> Encryption key:off
> Power Management:off
> Link Quality:53/0 Signal level:-38 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
> Tx excessive retries:9 Invalid misc:3177 Missed beacon:0
>When I disable the monitor mode, the iwconfig shows the valid AP address.
>Can anyone tell me where I may have gone wrong?
>>Ethereal does not need any special configuration for operation with Host
>>AP driver. You just need to >get recent enough versions of libpcap and
>>Ethereal so that they have support for 802.11 frames (I >use CVS versions)
>>and then you should be able to capture frames with 802.11 headers from
>>wlan0 >when using monitor mode 2 (or 3 in CVS version to get some extra
>>Prism2 info). You will also need to >set wlan0 interface UP for the
>>Jouni Malinen PGP id EFC895FA
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