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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Kismet not spotting clients
Date:14:47:15 13/04/2013

> I'm running Kismet 2013-03-R0 on a Raspberry Pi, and it doesn't seem to be very successful at detecting wireless clients.
> As a test, I booted up my laptop, had it connect to my wireless AP, and ran a flood ping (a minimum of 100 packets per second) for 15 minutes (transmitting a quarter-million packets in the process). My laptop didn't show up as a client. I tried the same thing with an open AP that a neighbor runs, with the same result.
> Clients do show up occasionally for wireless APs, but not very often. Any idea what's going on?

Could be your wireless card isn't reliably reporting packets; there isn't really anything in kismet that makes it, or makes it not, see clients - if it gets a data packet from a client, it shows up.

You could try looking at the logs with wireshark and see if things are obviously missing; maybe you're only getting a fragment of the packets.

It's not impossible that there's a bug in Kismet but in general if it sees ANYTHING it means the decoders are working OK.

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