Getting information from a received packet's header

Varga Dávid duvi
Mon Mar 19 05:01:58 PDT 2007

I've enabled promiscuous mode with:
iwpriv wlan0 set_rid_word 64645 1
Does it differ from your solution. How could I use that?

Anyway, this seems to work with the firmware on this card.
The only thing I noticed (e.g. in ping) that it sometimes receives frames
duplicated, but this doesn't seem to effect speed negatively.

About the firmware modifying the packets:
It did, when I was trying to send frames with FromDS=1. But when I used
adhoc-like packets (FromDS, ToDS = 0), it didn't touch them.

Thank you for your answer!

> You could try enabling promiscuous mode (HFA384X_RID_PROMISCUOUSMODE),
> but please keep in mind that it may have some issues when used with
> certain firmware versions (which is the reason for not using this in the
> driver by default). In addition, Prism2/2.5/3 is not exactly the easiest
> targer for experimenting with this kind of mixed configuration since the
> STA firmware does way too much validation on frames and may not send
> frames correctly in not-so-standard situations.
> -- 
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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