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Posted by:ianox
Subject:How many packets per second are common?
Date:15:49:31 09/11/2006

Hello all,

I was just wondering how many packets per second should be expected to be normal and common?

I am using an Acer Aspire 5672 with an Intel Centrino (IPW3945) and I'm using the newest Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft version. Configuration is:

2.6.17-10-generic kernel
modinfo ieee80211 reports version git-1.1.13
modinfo ipw3945 reports version 1.1.0mp
kismet is version Kismet-2006-04-R1

IPW3945 works fine and out-of-the-box. I can even select monitor mode without having to reinstall anything (thanks to the Ubuntu community, it's the 3rd linux distr. i'm trying out so far!), however I'm only capturing about 5 to 10 pps. 30 packets per second is the highest i got so far.

Now to capture millions of packets that can later on be used for cracking a WEP key, that would take ages. If so, WEP would probably still be considered somewhat secure.

So, just out of curiosity, what rates do you all usually get, or are the drivers eventually dropping (a lot of?) packets? Thank you all for any replies and helpful hints!

Best regards from the Saxonian captial,
Frank aka ianox

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