[kismac] Re: Fwd: Question about Packets/Weak Packet Rates?
- From: Stroller <MacMonster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 23:04:10 +0000
On Dec 30, 2004, at 6:28 pm, Max Palatnik wrote:
I beleive it's an airport, just an airport nto an airport extreme
card. I've never seen anything while messing with the computer to
lead me to believe otherwise.
Apple > About this Mac > More Info > Airport Card should say.
I was using the viha driver in passive
mode (i've read a lot about the airport extreme compatibility issues).
I'm not familiar with the viha driver - perhaps you have a later
version of KisMAC than I do?
The selection I have is illustrated at
<http://mac.stroller.uk.eu.org/KisMacDrivers.jpg>, which seems to be
the same as he documentation at
Interestingly enough, after i sent that email, my laptop managed to
find 620 or so weak packets. But now, 72 hours later, has only fonud
another 100 weak packets or so since then.
I don't quite understand why so few packets are coming through as
traffic, but perhaps that has something to do with why it's not
detecting weak packets?
Are you channel-hopping when you're collecting packets? If you wish to
collect packets from only one channel it is more efficient to select
only that from KisMac's channel menu
<http://mac.stroller.uk.eu.org/KisMacChooseChannel.jpg>, otherwise you
will be listening to uninteresting packets for about 10/12 of the time.
Note that, last time I checked & using my Prism driver at least, you
must be in channel-hopping mode when you press KisMAC's "scan" button,
and can only change to a single channel after the scanning has started.
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