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How to set wireless network card into promiscuous mode?

by tanalyw / June 23, 2008 11:47 PM PDT

Hi,

Does anyone knows how to set a wireless card into promiscuous mode?
The wireless network card I am using is Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection.

How can I set it into promiscuous mode? Thanks.

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You don't do this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2008 11:49 PM PDT

That's done in the software that needs it.

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Software that need it?
by tanalyw / June 24, 2008 2:26 PM PDT
In reply to: You don't do this.

Currently I have been tasked to sniff and capture packet for a project. How am I supposed to set my wireless card to promiscuouc mode in my program?

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So you're a programmer?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2008 9:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Software that need it?

The source code to get this card into that mode is in the Linux sniffer programs. Sorry but I won't be doing the digging work for you on this.

But at least it's there for the taking.
bob

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