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Posted by:mrgriscom
Subject:Kismet captures no packets! HELP!!
Date:03:58:49 22/01/2008

UPDATE

I can get it to work if I kill the following processes before running:

killall dhclient
killall dhcdbd
killall wpa-supplicant
killall NetworkManager*

(I didn't try to isolate which were interfering and which weren't; I just killed them all).

So, problem solved, I guess. But can anyone explain which of these interfere with kismet's operation and why?

For good measure, here's the output of ifconfig and iwconfig while kismet is running and those processes have been killed. I don't spot any differences.

drew@capsize:~$ ifconfig
kis0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-16-E3-C4-B6-67-00-C0-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING PROMISC MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1362 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:153004 (149.4 KB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2606 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2606 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:410941 (401.3 KB) TX bytes:410941 (401.3 KB)

wifi0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-16-E3-C4-B6-67-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2883203 errors:0 dropped:58265 overruns:0 frame:166435
TX packets:562311 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
RX bytes:1016498757 (969.4 MB) TX bytes:96937709 (92.4 MB)
Interrupt:20

drew@capsize:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wifi0 no wireless extensions.

kis0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"" Nickname:""
Mode:Monitor Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:16:E3:C4:B6:67
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:17 dBm Sensitivity=1/1
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=0/70 Signal level=-95 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


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