[kismac] Re: sensitivity

  • From: Rob Frohne <frohro@xxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 08:50:30 -0700

I suspect this is because Kismac uses passive mode, and so doesn't require error free packets.

Rob
On Jul 5, 2004, at 10:10 AM, Lasse Jespersen wrote:

compared to bsd-airtools' dstumbler, kismac seems to have much better sensitivity.

i tried the same card with the same antenna against an ap some distance away ( 150-200 m ) and only picked this ap up after one minute with dstumbler - with kismac, however, it took less than five seconds. dstumbler is sort of a good stumbler, but it's old and i only use it for lack of a better stumbler. it very often can't pick up what kismac can. anyone who can offer an explanation for this?



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Rob Frohne, Ph.D., P.E.
E.F. Cross School of Engineering
Walla Walla College
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