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Re: Wireless Ethereal
From: "Tace " <tace () lycos com>
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 10:02:11 +0700

Hi,
   Do you mean something like Netstumbler? Ethereal can capture wireless traffic so long as you specify the interface 
to be your wireless card. However, Ethereal will not be able to capture low level details like the management frames of 
802.11 nor beacon frames... only programs like NetStumbler and others, by putting the wireless card into monitor mode, 
can capture those traffic. (of course, I have heard of people setting the card to monitor mode prior to using Ethereal 
to capture, under Linux)
   Otherwise, Ethereal works similarly regardless whether the interface is wired or wireless.

Tace

--------- Original Message ---------

DATE: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 12:44:21 
From: "Edward Smith" <esmith () cerebix com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Cc: 

Hi All,

Has anyone used Ethereal to capture wireless traffic, and if so, can you
point me to any resources documenting wireless Ethereal usage? 

I've downloaded the 10.2 Windows distribution and the documentation, and
am planning to read, install, and experiment while I await replies.

Thanks very much in advance.

Edward Smith
Cerebix
esmith () cerebix com
11003 118th Pl NE
Kirkland WA 98033
(425) 576-1822



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