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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Kismet with Wi-Spy USB
Date:05:43:38 05/02/2009

> I have a Wi-Spy USB dongle that is showing up as:
> # lsusb
> Bus 003 Device 002: ID 1781:083e Multiple Vendors MetaGeek Wi-Spy
> I haven't any idea what capture source to use, as it doesn't provide a clue to the chip vendor.
> I didn't see this anywhere in the docs or README.
> Help?
> -BillQ

The Wispy is a spectrum analyzer not a wifi card.

Kismet-newcore (svn only right now) CAN use it - if you point kismet at it, you can plot it in the client (with plugins), but nothing can make it capture packets.

If you just want spectrum plotting, grab Spectools (linked on the main page)


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