[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.

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?

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

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