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Posted by:frac82
Subject:NEWCORE & 802.11a CHANNEL_ID
Date:11:15:08 07/11/2008

> So you mean the 11a channel. This should be inherited from the rtap headers since 11a beacons don't advertise the channel, but I'll check.
> EDIT: Made sure beacons inherit the l1 channel when available and no channel defined in the beacon

ok... can we do something with this?

> Madwifi is lying then and putting the SNR in the dBM field of the rtap header, but I'll look when I need to reboot anyhow.
> EDIT: Confirmed, the radiotap code only takes DBM_ANTSIGNAL and DBM_ANTNOISE, it's ignoring any SNR fields and the DB_ANTSIGNAL/ANTNOISE fields, so I'm going to blame madwifi for putting the wrong values in on this one.

you probably understood that in this case above i was talking about "normal" Kismet and not about Newcore... :)
how can we know about news on this issue? should we look here or at MadWiFi site?

> Testing w/ other applications, unless they use rfmon and the radiotap headers, is irrelevant.

i just meant that "normal" Kismet couldn't show, as said before, a signal level of 20 dBm when other applications, under the same conditions, were showing 60 dBm and more...!?! it just wasn't right to consider that 20 expressed in dBm!

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