Re: AP and sniffer together

From: Jim Thompson (
Date: 2002-04-04 22:09:28 UTC

Er, can't you just run one of the 'ports' in AP mode and another in 'monitor' mode?

Pedro Estrela writes:
> from what i've seen, the sniffing happens because the chipset is put in a
> very special test state, trough a CMDCODE_TEST to the command register.
> In this mode, the chipset will only receive packets and stop transmiting;
> this means that pings and the AP function are stopped.
> (please correct me if i'm wrong)
> Pedro Estrela
> ----------------
> Hi all,
> I find that there are 2 sniff programs provided by the HostAP package. But
> is it possible to run AP and sniffer simultaneously in one machine using
> only one wireless LAN card??
> What I want to get is the raw 802.11 frame received by the AP while the AP
> is still working.
> Is there any solution??
> Thank you very much.
> LH (from HK)

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