Re: AP and sniffer together

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-04-05 07:02:52 UTC

On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 10:30:01PM -0800, David L. Sifry wrote:

> If I understand this correctly, it would be interesting because you
> could listen for beacons from other APs at the same time as you're
> associated with clients, right?

This does not require monitor mode. Actually, I have already implemented this for the next release of the driver. The driver can now be configured to "monitor" neighboring APs (either none, all with same SSID, or all). The AP information is available like the station information (in /proc/net/prism2/wlan#/<addr>).

I also got WDS stuff finished yesterday and it can be configured to use this monitor AP information to build WDS connections between APs. However, this is still quite untested. I'm planning to do some code cleaning, documentation documentation, and maybe even some testing ;-). If nothing major comes up, I'll try to release the next version later today.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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