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Posted by:RenderMan
Subject:Kismet Drone not sniffing all APs
Date:21:22:38 17/10/2006

> I'm using Kismet drone 2006.04.r1 on white russian R5 on wrt54g v2 with latest kismet server 2006.04.r1 code
> My problem is, after several hours(after 4 or 7 hours)
> drone is sending sniffing data only from 1 or 2 Access points, where initally there's about 10 AP.
> I'm not using script to channel hop, I'm just monitoring one channel via "wl channel 11 command."
> here is my startup S60Kismet_drone
> #! /bin/sh
> echo "Setting radio for kismet_drone"
> mkdir /var/log
> /sbin/ifconfig eth1 up
> /usr/sbin/wl ap 0
> /usr/sbin/wl disassoc
> /usr/sbin/wl passive 1
> /usr/sbin/wl promisc 1
> /usr/sbin/wl monitor 1
> /usr/sbin/wl channel 11
> echo "Running kismet_drone"
> /usr/bin/./kismet_drone -f /etc/kismet/kismet_drone.conf > /dev/null 2>&1 &
> sleep 3
> echo "kismet_drone now running"
> after restarting kismet drone and servers, things come back to normal again..
> any ideas?

A couple thoughts. First, the AP is associating with an AP after a while. Login and check the interface status.

Second. Are all the AP's on the same channel that your detecting?

Third. It's an inexact science. If you hit the drone with a 'wl monitor 1' again or some other commend it may kick the interface awake.

Other than that, I'd have to see it myself. My drones have gone for months and played nice (but they were channel hopping)

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