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Hi,

I'm on a Dell XPS M1530 with an Intel 4965AGN card. I've tried this on both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.4.

When I select my wireless adapter, set my card to promiscuous mode, and begin capture, I get no packets at all. This doesn't make sense as there are probably a dozen WLANs around me. If I connect to my own network, I can see my own traffic. But I cannot see traffic running through my own network when I disconnect from it.

Any ideas?

asked 08 Jun '11, 14:31

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As I understand it, wireless interfaces are a little different. Since you are using a non-Windows OS, you can use a program like airmon-ng to set your wireless adapter into monitor mode. If you try that and it doesn't help, maybe someone else knows what might be going on.

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You might try reading through the Wireshark WLAN (IEEE 802.11) capture setup wiki page.

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answered 08 Jun '11, 15:39

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