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I have a question regarding capture probe request on a single specific channel between access point and client

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asked 09 Nov '13, 01:55

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and your question is...?

(09 Nov '13, 14:46) Kurt Knochner ♦

how to capture??

(10 Nov '13, 00:18) manish26

O.K. I understand it like this:

You want to capture probe requests in a wireless network, on a certain channel

If that is true, you should read the WLAN Capturing Wiki first

http://wiki.wireshark.org/CaptureSetup/WLAN

Basically

  • If you want to capture traffic on Windows, you need special hardware (AirPcap), as WinPcap (the capture library) on Windows does not support wlan/wifi very well
  • If you want to capture on a Unix 'like' system (e.g. Linux), you need a kernel with support for your wlan/wifi card and some additional tools to enable 'monitor mode'. Those tools (and others) will also allow you to set your wlan/wifi card to a certain channel.

See also the answer to the following question

http://ask.wireshark.org/questions/26347/unable-to-capture-wireless-traffic-on-monitor-mode-on-ubuntu-1004-version

Regards
Kurt

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answered 10 Nov '13, 03:10

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edited 10 Nov '13, 03:28

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