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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Odd SSID issue
Date:19:22:47 11/05/2011

> Hi
> Got a strange problem, wonder if anyone can help please. The SSID's appear to be scrambled.
> <ssid>NETG\305\011R</ssid>
> We are running kismet-drone 2009-06-R1-2 for hardware constraint reasons, along with server running 2009-06-R1.

Looks like a driver that doesn't filter invalid packets out - you're getting something that fails plcp or fcs.

You can try to force fcs processing on with kismet, via validatefcs=true on the capture source. I'm not, honestly, sure how this will interact with the drone repacking of the packet. It may require some recoding & an upgrade on the drone. Many modern drivers pass the fcs through the packet capture headers instead of appending it and I strongly suspect this will be lost with the current implementation.

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