Is working but I am only seeing 802.11 management packets, Beacons, Probe Requests etc.
What do I need to do to see/capture ALL of the activity on the channel and not just the 802.11 management?
asked 18 Sep '16, 18:11
There are two likely scenarios you are running into that can cause this:
Degrade a test platform to 802.11a/b/g only (probably does not matter, but you would need to know so you can setup your capture accordingly) and pass traffic. Do you pick it all up? If so, start adding back in the advanced features like 802.11n/ac, 40/80MHz channels, LDPC encoding, etc. And see when it starts to break.
Of course there is the obvious root cause just to be sure: are you capturing on a channel that has known data flowing? I know it's a stupid question, but you should be able to identify your BSSID and any devices you are using to test, like your laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc. As you are connected and, for instance, accessing webpages, you should at least see some traffic from this device even if either of the two cases are true above.
answered 19 Sep '16, 03:36