[kismac] Re: Kismac captures 1,000,000+ packets, but none are DATA or IVs ?

  • From: Geoffrey Kruse <gkruse@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2006 20:29:24 -0700

Try the drivers provided by ralink. They were the -first- usb wifi drivers to work on the intel macs and they work great with the d-link stick. I've been working on kismac support for these devices but don't hold your breath.

On Aug 13, 2006, at 2:27 PM, Jordan wrote:

In addition, the DWL-G122 is NOT supported by D-Link _at all_ on Intel-based Macbooks. They have PowerPC drivers only. Been emailing them for a while on the subject. :-/


John Warren wrote:
yes they are different.  The one with G supports 802.11g but is not
compatible with kismac.  The one without G is 802.11b only and is
supported by kismac.

On 8/12/06, Rohan Hill <rohan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

How would this measure up?

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From: kismac-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kismac- bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
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Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2006 1:37 PM

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Subject: [kismac] Re: Kismac captures 1,000,000+ packets, but none are DATA
or IVs ?

check out

D-Link DWL-122 802.11B 2.4GHz Wireless USB Adapter



Bow to my signature...arrraaahhhhhh


On Aug 12, 2006, at 12:44 PM, Rohan Hill wrote:

That certainly wouldn't surprise me. Booted into XP (using bootcamp drivers)

I can't use any other XP packet software - so clearly Apple isn't making it

any easier on purpose.

Can you suggest a cheap USB wifi adapter that would be a good fit?

Preferably something I could get for under $30 online? Preferably Prism2 so

that I can do packet injection. I believe there is a Linksys (WUSB11 - or

something like that) that uses prism2.


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Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2006 7:46 AM

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Subject: [kismac] Re: Kismac captures 1,000,000+ packets, but none are DATA

or IVs ?

I think the MacBook wifi driver isn't quite working at the moment.

On 12/08/2006, at 4:37 PM, Bug Dave wrote:

what makes you so sure there is no data? Are you sure you are dumping it?

(in prefs you have the option to dump data

On Aug 12, 2006, at 2:18 AM, Rohan Hill wrote:

I'm running the latest (158 I believe?) build of Kismac, with a Macbook. I'm

using the Airport Extreme driver in passive mode to capture packets. Here's

the puzzling part - Kismac captures tons of packets, but when I look at the

details, NONE of these packets (I've let it run up over 1 million packets in

one case) are ever IVs or DATA. I can understand not coming up with any IVs,

but I don't see why I would never ever capture any data. At first I thought

this was just a fluke of my area, but I tried it today in the downtown of a

large city with 20+ access points in range, and still no Data or IVs.

If I'm capturing from access points that are BEING USED at that moment, how

can there be no data?

What's going on here - is this normal?

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