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Posted by:john
Subject:Sensitivity threshold in monitor mode
Date:16:53:18 17/06/2010

Hi all,

I create an ad-hoc network between two computers and a file is transmitted from one computer to another. At the same time kismet is running in each computer. I repeat the process increasing the distance between computers. I can note that when the distance is about 50 meters or higher, kismet can not capture all received packets while the other interface in ad-hoc mode receives all packets without problems. If I increase more and more the distance, kismet captures less and less packets.

Is it possible that the sensitivity threshold is lower when wireless card is in monitor mode than in ad-hoc mode? I try also permuting two wireless cards, but the result is the same.

If it is not, what could be the problem?

Thanks in advance,

John


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