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Posted by:bachya
Subject:Kismet with AirPcap adapter in Windows XP - Problem
Date:15:55:44 24/05/2007

> > > > Hi all,
> > > >
> > > > Currently trying to use Kismet with the AirPcap USB 2.0 adapter in Windows XP. I know this is a device that will work for wireless traffic sniffing - however, upon running Kismet, I get scores and scores of <no ssid> entries (it continues to increase as I let it run; when I finally shut it down, it had around 3,000 of them).
> > > >
> > > > Perhaps this is a newbie question, but I can't find any info on how to get Kismet working with this adapter in Windows. Any help/advice you can offer would be much appreciated.
> > >
> > > It ought to "just work" with the current drivers from the cace site, in there might be some problems with the beta drivers if you downloaded those.
> > >
> > > -m
> >
> > I downloaded the current stable drivers for the Airpcap adapter, and made sure I had the latest version of Kismet. I'm definitely in range of a few wireless networks, so I'm not sure what the problem is.
> In the Airpcap control utility, make sure it's set to '802.11 + Radio', not just 802.11.
> This makes sure that the adapter is sending radiotap headers, otherwise Kismet just freaks out.

Bingo, that did it - thank you much! :)

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