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    Default Wifi ESSID duplication - Kismet, Airodump

    I noticed this after upgrading to kernel 2.6.34 and after a dist-upgrade. When I launch Kismet or airodump and get a list of ESSIDs, they duplicate and insert random special characters into the name. This happens anywhere between 5 seconds after launch or up to a minute (longest it's gone without duplication so far).

    Duplicates always have 1 packet and 0 size (in kismet) and 50% of the time have --- as a channel (in kismet).

    Example of the special characters inserted into the name:

    NotYourNetwork
    NotYou\3010etwork
    NotYo\025DNetwork
    \012mtYourNetwork


    Any ideas? Let me know what hardware/software versions you need and I'll gladly post.

    I tested hardware by booting off my original backtrack 4 DVD and launching kismet. Ran perfectly fine for an hour.

    Is there any indication a fresh install would help? I suppose upgrading the kernel could of broken something, but I'm not an expert.
    Last edited by Archangel-Amael; 09-04-2010 at 02:13 PM.

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    Default Re: Wifi ESSID duplication - Kismet, Airodump

    Start over and reinstall. Then see what happens.
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    Default Re: Wifi ESSID duplication - Kismet, Airodump

    I was hoping to avoid that option, but I'll give it a shot.

    Won't really learn anything if it helps. But it's better than not having it work at all.

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    Default Re: Wifi ESSID duplication - Kismet, Airodump

    Actually you will learn something. I'll leave it to you to discover though. Don't want to spoil the fun.
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    Default Re: Wifi ESSID duplication - Kismet, Airodump

    Just booted off a freshly downloaded BT R1 iso, and the problem persists.

    At this point I am considering getting a USB wifi card. Then I can add an external antenna.

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    Default Re: Wifi ESSID duplication - Kismet, Airodump

    Check your card and hardware against the aircrack-ng website for compatibility.
    Also check to see if the issue is listed on their forums. I am guessing that it is.

    EDIT: Not a bug moved.
    Last edited by Archangel-Amael; 09-20-2010 at 09:30 AM.
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