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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Signal strength inconsistent
Date:04:17:10 02/01/2013

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> Thank you for the reply. After doing some more tests I can confirm that in rf monitor mode the values are really unrealistic.
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> Do you know what is the difference when using scan commands such as "iwlist wlan0 scan"? When I execute these commands the results are more reasonable e.g. avg -25 dBm when standing next to the AP compared to values of avg. 50 dBm reported in Kismet.

Difference is basically "scan mode isn't monitor mode".

Scan mode is part of normal operation so uses totally different paths in firmware and drivers.


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