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From: Paul Gonin (paul-mlgonin.net)
Date: Mon Jul 08 2002 - 14:22:42 CDT
Thanks a lot for sharing your experience.
On my side I have been able to scan for networks for which I didn't have
a key. As you said it is certainly bound to the firmware of your card.
I'll check the version of my firmware the next time I get my hands on
All the best.
Moustafa A. Youssef wrote:
> Based on my experience:
> - Scanning mode is designed to work in infra-structure mode (managed)
> as responding to a probe request is a function implemented by access points
> (and not stations). - Currently, the scanning works on the essid
> you're using. This is not required in general. For example, you can be
> to a network with essid ABC and scanning a network with essid XYZ. Using
> 'any' as essid enables you to view all networks.
> - You are able to scan networks for which you have the enc. key (a
> strange restriction as scanning should work without assoicating with the
> AP but this seems
> like a restriction from the firmware). If you turn enc. off, you are
> able to scan for all open networks. If you want to scan for enc.
> networks, you need to have their
>> Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 08:07:03 -0500
>> From: Paul Gonin <paul-mlgonin.net>
>> To: wirelesslists.samba.org
>> Subject: Re: Wireless scanning support in orinoco driver
>> Well, I will answer to myself if this is of interest for anyone...
>> Based on my experience (i.e. I don't have solid prooves for that),
>> scanning with the wireless tools should be performed with the
>> following setup :
>> mode: Managed
>> essid: any
>> encryption: off
>> Otherwise you might not be able to discover some networks.
>> Paul Gonin wrote:
>>> Hi !
>>> By the way, is there a recommended setup for scanning (encryption
>>> off...), or should it work the same in any configuration ?
>>> Thank you
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