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BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner’s Guide by Vivek Ramachandran

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Time for action sniffing wireless packets

Follow these instructions to begin sniffing packets:

  1. Power up our access point Wireless Lab which we configured in Chapter 1, Wireless Lab Setup.
  2. Start Wireshark by typing Wireshark& in the console. Once Wireshark is running, click on the Capture | Interfaces sub-menu:
    Time for action sniffing wireless packets
  3. Select packet capture from the mon0 interface by clicking on the Start button to the right of the mon0 interface as shown in the preceding screenshot. Wireshark will begin the capture and now you should see packets within the Wireshark window:
  4. These are wireless packets which your Alfa Wireless card is sniffing off the air. In order to view ...

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