Passive wireless monitoring not supported on Tomato USB build tomato-K26-1.28.9054MIPSR2-beta-Mini

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by raghupv30, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. raghupv30

    raghupv30 Networkin' Nut Member


    I would be grateful if someone can help/suggest for the below:

    I am trying to passively monitor wireless traffic of strongest WAP from a ASUS RT16/ Netgear WNR3500L.
    I have flashed the Tomato firmware tomato-K26-1.28.9054MIPSR2-beta-Mini on ASUS RT16/ Netgear WNR3500L.

    In order to do that:

    1- ASUS RT16/ Netgear WNR3500L is wired connected to another router.
    2- Have tcpdump installed

    The following commands put the ASUS RT16/ Netgear WNR3500L to passive monitor mode.

    wl up
    wl ap 0
    wl disassoc
    wl passive 1
    wl monitor 1
    wl promisc 1

    Then perform the scan operation to find the strongest AP and connect on that channel.

    Unfortunately the "wl monitor 1" command doesn't create a new interface like prism0, for the tcpdump to capture the traffic.

    It could be that the wirless passive monitor mode is not supported in this beta firmware build tomato-K26-1.28.9054MIPSR2-beta-Mini.
    I would appreciate if anyone can share info about the firmware build for ASUS RT16/ Netgear WNR3500L, which supports passive wireless monitor mode.

    Thanks in advance

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