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

  • From: Court K <kizer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 16:52:31 -0700

You need to get a USB dongle that lets you do packet injects, and auth floods to get real IV packets. Passive mode on the airport cards is pretty much useless.

On Aug 11, 2006, at 11:18 PM, 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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