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Posted by:ernikola
Subject:how to filter BSSID in kismet
Date:13:36:41 27/12/2010

Hello,
I am trying to gather rfmon data only for my AP (BSSID) with kismet. I start the kismet as root ( ubntuu) and specify the interface wlan0. I can see all the wlans and their clients in the area. the pcapdump file is getting ~ 1gb or more if I# let it open for 1 hour or so. I have used the filter option filter_tracker=BSSID(MY_AP_MAC)
The only change is that now I can see displayed only my network, while the data is collected , nonetheless, by all the other networks. still I see 400 other macs ( ap and clients). I am having a hard time using wireshark to identify the data with wlan.bssid==MY_AP_MAC&&wlan_mgt.ssid="MY_SSID" filter

I have also used the filter dump option but still the data in the pcapdump file is from the possible wireless networks in the area.
also started teh kismet with the -0filter-tracker option, still no success. ( i didnt know if it would have worked out ,or not :-) but i did give a try to it :-d )

I have read the kismet.conf file and the docs here but seems that i am missing sth , if someone has encountered this problem before id be happy to listen to their configuration of kismet.conf or to their solution of the problem . if there is any workaround this id like to know it.
many thanks
Erni Kola


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