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    For any of you Network Monitor folks - I'd like to create a few pcaps for our developers so that we can start parsing them correctly. However, I am unable to get Network Monitor to use the channel I select.

    Is there a way to force the channel like you do in linux with iwconfig?

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    In Network Monitor 3.4 one can specify the network connection to monitor.
    That should have the effect of limiting the .cap file to a single channel.
    That said, the hardware must not be allowed to channel hop.

    *edit* I attached 50 frames of a cap file from my home network.
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    Last edited by ua549; 03-01-2012 at 12:57 PM.

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    Trent, I am also having issues getting netmon to only monitor a single channel. I set it to 6, and I still get data from channel 1.

    Also, my WiFi adapter uses a Realtek RTL8187 chipset.

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    I figured out where I was going wrong. Once you get to the scanning options dialogue you have to leave that window open. That way you can set monitor mode for whatever wireless nic you have in Microsoft's network monitor.

    I'm using the engenius nic which I believe is ralink underneath.

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    Don't hit the close and return to local button!


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