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Posted by:musketeer
Subject:Continuous Packet Capture
Date:08:40:53 09/05/2009

The following paragraph in the Documentation implies that Kismet doesn't continuously capture packets, which is exactly what I have observed.

Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and
intrusion detection system. Kismet will work with any wireless card which
supports raw monitoring (rfmon) mode, and can sniff 802.11b, 802.11a,
802.11n, and 802.11g traffic (devices and drivers permitting).

Kismet identifies networks by passively collecting packets and detecting
standard named networks, detecting (and given time, decloaking) hidden
networks, and inferring the presence of non-beaconing networks via data

Is it possible to use it as Winshark and capture packets continuously? I am running Ubuntu 8.04 with IPW2200 1.2.2 and IEEE80211 1.1.18.

Somehow Kismet is able to force the IPW into monitor mode but Wireshark is unable to snif packets on the same channel and same network ssid.

That is why, the question is, can Kismet be configured to capture packets continuously if configured to capture packets on a particular network/channel.


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