[kismac] Re: Passive monitoring?

  • From: Per von Zweigbergk <pvz@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 13:38:09 +0200

I've read the page, and it answered many questions.

However, one question remains.

If base stations do send beacon frames all the time, why send probe=20
frames at all? What can a probe frame do that passively listening for=20
beacon frame can't? (Except reveal your position. ;)

m=E5ndagen den 31 mars 2003 kl 10.55 skrev Bob Cunningham:

> For anyone who doesn't know about "beacon frames",
> "probe frames" and "probe response frames"  ... or
> the other special types of 802.11 frames, you might want
> to take a look at:
> http://www.80211-planet.com/tutorials/print.php/1447501
> Of course, the usual ethernet data frames are also
> transmitted ...

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