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Can’t enable p-mode on Wireless adapters RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have network monitor 3.4 installed on three different HP notebooks and I am unable turn on p-mode for the wireless adapter on any of the computers. I have tried running network monitor as a non-administrator user, administrator, and as system but still cannot use p-mode. All computers are running Windows 7 SP1 with all updates and updated drivers. I am able to run the Ethernet NIC in p-mode.

     

    HP Pavilion dv5

    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

    Atheros AR9285 wireless

    AMD Turion II

    4GB Ram

     

    HP Pavilion dv6000

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

    Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

    Intel Centrino Duo

    2GB RAM

     

    HP ProBook 6455b

    Windows 7 Pro 32-bit

    Broadcom 43225 b/g/n

    AMD Phenom II Dual-Core

    2GB RAM

     

    Thank You

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011 5:12 PM

Answers

  • Wireless works by making an association with an Access Point.  Once it does this, it can't switch it's radio to listen on different frequencies. 

    If you set to scan mode and focus on the specific channel your smartphone is using, you should be able to see the traffic it sends. You just can't have your adapter associated to an AP and scan at the same time.

    Paul

    • Marked as answer by robotics1806 Thursday, December 1, 2011 5:00 PM
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 11:00 PM

All replies

  • Chek your firewall .

    Thursday, November 24, 2011 1:22 AM
  • For wireless, there is no p-mode.  You are either listening to a specific channel, which is how your wireless adapter normally works, the host only receives messages destine for it.

    For wifi, we have a mangement monitor mode.  Assuming the wireless adapter support wifi managment mode, you can use the wifi scanning mode to cylcle through the channels or target a specific one, to see traffic from all messages on that channel.

    Paul

    Monday, November 28, 2011 3:36 PM
  • I want to be able to see what devices like my smartphone are sending over the network. Is there a way to do this without switching to monitor mode and breaking the current connection?

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:23 PM
  • Wireless works by making an association with an Access Point.  Once it does this, it can't switch it's radio to listen on different frequencies. 

    If you set to scan mode and focus on the specific channel your smartphone is using, you should be able to see the traffic it sends. You just can't have your adapter associated to an AP and scan at the same time.

    Paul

    • Marked as answer by robotics1806 Thursday, December 1, 2011 5:00 PM
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 11:00 PM