Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)
As far as I know, you can only set specific wireless
cards in monitor mode.
The Orinoco Gold card "moitors" fine under windowsXP with
a new driver. I'm using a software program specifically
designed to monitor wireless networks. During a scan it
is impossible to connect to any AP, the driver has set
the card in monitor mode and is not allowed to transmit.
Hope this helps a little.
>i was wondering how to set my wireless card to 'Monitor'
>mode so that it can scan for all surrounding networks.
>Now what I've noticed is that since i'm in promiscuous
>mode, i'm only able to sniff packets after I have first
>connected to my wirekss AP.
>thanks in advance,