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Posted by:dom123
Subject:Odd SSID issue
Date:09:36:24 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

Actually, my mistake - now it looks like we are not getting any data at all...


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