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capturing wireless traffic

Hi,

We want to capture traffic for user wireless traffic, due to some disconnections & ip problems.

Ours is a Wireless service module in cisco 6500 switch.

How do i setup a sniffer on a pc so the wireless user traffic is found. which is the best place to do this for multiple users in the environment.

thanks in advance.

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Purple

capturing wireless traffic

Hi,

The problem is a wireless NIC can't be put into promiscuous mode on Windows machines but you can do it with linux or using airpcap usb adapter for windows.

Regards

Alain

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capturing wireless traffic

thanks, but which would be the best place to place the sniffer in to get all these detail packets & what will the configuration look like on the switch side.

Purple

capturing wireless traffic

Hi,

you shouldn't need anything special on the switch side, just use a machine with a sniffer like wireshark installed and sniff on the wireless NIC in promiscuous mode and use a capture filter to only capture the useful infos.

Regards

Alain

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