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Posted by:dom123
Subject:Odd SSID issue
Date:07:54:47 12/05/2011

> > 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.

Thanks for the reply.

I have followed your suggestion for validatefcs=true but it doesn't seem to have made any difference, that we can tell anyway:

ncsource=wlan0:type=ath9k,validatefcs=true

Regards


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