Hi all, this is my first post here. I've done some searching but I can't find a post similar to the problems I'm having.

I'm trying to view another clients (ie. my desktop) traffic on my laptop. I've been going to this web page on my desktop: BLUE - Backgrounds and Patterns It is just a page with a few background pictures on it. My problem is that I'm not grabbing all the packets. Sure I get some, but only 50% or less it seems.

I've tried a few different ways, and I don't know if any of them are even the correct way to do it.

I have also tried two different interface devices, with similar results with both devices..
Here they are listed:
PCI: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (INTERNAL)
USB: Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187 Wireless Adapter(ALFA AWUS036H)

I've tried to just obtain an ip address and open wireshark on wlan0 and have promiscuous mode enabled. This seems to work the best, but I still do not capture all the packets.

I've tried to set my card into monitor mode
airmon-ng start wlan0
airodump-ng -c 11 --bssid mybssid mon0 -w cap

I then open the cap in wireshark(or I start wireshark on mon0) and I'm not getting all the packets that way either.
I've also tried a few different distances from the AP.
the AP is a netgear WGR614v7 through I doubt that has much to do with it.
It is also a completely open AP no enc. to auth.

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?