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

  • From: "John Warren" <xaive1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 08:06:34 -0700

there are a ton of prism2 usb's out there for far less than $100.  Try ebay.

Here's a link

If it says it's Tivo compatible than it's prism2.

On 8/30/06, el_criuz <el.criuz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Something I discovered is that you will capture data packets and IVs when the network you try to crack is in use. If there is no traffic on the network you won't be able to capture data packets or just very few. I experienced the same problem, even with my Prism2 Chipset in use. On the other hand I managed to crack a frequently used network on a Zyxel Router within few days. For this I used both, my internal airport extreme card and the Prism2 USB Device.

On 30.08.2006, at 07:34, Rohan Hill wrote:

There's a driver with the latest build I have (158 I believe) that is called Airport Extreme Passive Mode – or something to that effect. I had to completely trash my existing kismac, and install the latest build, and it took a couple tries, but the driver eventually showed up. I believe it's a standard option now though – and if you use the kismac installer, I don't know why you wouldn't see it.

One word of advice – it's tedious to get any results with it – I've captured
over a million packets, and no IVs, and it doesn't seem to capture data
packets AT ALL, even when there are plenty of data packets shooting around.

The problem, is that I can't seem to find ANY prism2 usb dongles available
ANYWHERE for sale – at least under $100.


From: kismac-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kismac-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Capizzo Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 8:18 PM To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [kismac] Re: Kismac captures 1,000,000+ packets, but none are DATA or IVs ?

Sorry for the misunderstanding  but, how did you make the Airport Extreme
card run under passive mode on the Macbook? If that option is in the 158
build, where can I find it?

On Aug 29, 2006, at 7:52 PM, Court K wrote:

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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