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Intel 3945ABG and promiscuous mode...how?

Discussion in 'Networking and Wireless' started by epp_b, May 7, 2008.

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  1. epp_b

    epp_b Notebook Guru

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    I have an HP nc8430 with an Intel 3945ABG wireless card and I can't figure out how to use Wireshark/winpcap in promiscuous mode. I make sure "Promiscuous Mode" is selected in the capture settings for Wireshark, but it seems to just ignore the option. It doesn't crash or anything, it just doesn't use promiscuous mode.

    I have tried:
    - Upgrading to the latest driver from Intel
    - I've upgraded to the latest versions of Wireshark and winpcap

    Nothing has worked. Any other suggestions?
     
  2. sgip2000

    sgip2000 Notebook Consultant

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    The 3945 does not support promiscuous mode.
     
  3. epp_b

    epp_b Notebook Guru

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    Do you have a reference for that so I can confirm?
     
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    epp_b Notebook Guru

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    Nobody else has an answer?
     
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    Shyster1 Lazy as the Day is Long

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    Got Google?
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    You need to have a particular version (or higher) of an Intel software installed. Intel discusses the issue on page 13 of Intel Doc Managing Wireless Clients with the Administrator Tool:
    The AirMagnet Survey 4.0 Patch Release Notes also have this to say about enabling promiscuous mode on the 3945ABG:
    If that don't whet your whistle, check out any of the numerous other items brought forth from the depths of the www by the Google search linked above (or down here too, for that matter:D ).
    [​IMG]
     
  6. epp_b

    epp_b Notebook Guru

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    Trust me, I've spent plenty of time on Google looking for a solid answer to this ;) Thanks for the detailed info.

    I installed the latest driver and wireless manager, but Wireshark still can't capture packets in promiscuous mode. I don't want to use this "AirMagnet" program that I'd have buy.
     
  7. tanalyw

    tanalyw Newbie

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    Hi, Current I am using Intel 3945 ABG.
    And also, I am using intel prowireless software version 11.5.0.0
    However, there is no media type drop down.
    Anyone can help?
     
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