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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Drone and channel hopping
Date:21:19:07 18/01/2006

> Hello,
> I'm using kismet on my debian/ibook and two drones on wrt54g.
> I have all working good, but now I want to optimize the drone system.
> I have some questions about channel hopping and connection with kismet_server, because I have channel hopping disabled on my drone's config, and use a script with wl tools for do that task.
> I have another linux box with two atheros pci interfaces making channel, mac and essid hopping every 2 second for try my drones. But I have the same result if I have channel hopping and split disable or enable on server config.
> What is the best (taking best as better performance for channel hopping) config for server and for drones to control channel hopping?

Let kismet control channel hopping. In stable-devel, this is pretty opaque on the drones. In newcore, drone channel control can be done via the server as if they were local interfaces.

For efficiency, you should let kismet control it because for most sources, Kismet issues IOCTL commands directly to change the channel, instead of requiring a process buildup and teardown like a shell script running a command requires.

Kismet can also do sub-second timing, which a shell script can't do (easily).


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