Essentially, my goal is to emulate something like
- Collects raw 802.11 frames
- Displays nearby access points and data
GAMEPLAN / OBSERVATIONS
I did a quick
airodump to see if my results would be close to the same. I see that
airodump is hopping channels !!!!, collecting beacons, and displaying the nearby aps.
I want to see what I can pick up using Scapy and
sniff() without hopping channels.
So, I close
airodump and fix my wireless card to channel 1 with
iwconfig wlan0 channel 1.
Then, I use Scapy to
sniff() beacon frames
subtype=8 from APs within range of my wireless card.
However, I compare my results to what I got from
airodump and I see that I've got a bunch of beacons from APs on all different channels. I was expecting to only see beacons from channel 1.
Is this a glitch? Is there some sort of benefit that
airodump gets from hopping channels or is it unnecessary to be on a specific channel to collect beacon frames from all channels?
sniff have channel hopping built in?