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    wireless sniffer for mac os x

    What wireless sniffer do you recommend for Mac Os X ? Is there a bundle with wireless sniffer and gui for os x that you recommend?

    I tried to install ethereal, but I had to install extra software, which made my system not function properly. I had to re-install everything.

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    I use Kismac (http://kismac.binaervarianz.de/). Its fairly simple to use and rather powerful. I use it at work to check large wireless networks and it does the job very well.
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    but I can just find wireless networks with this tool, I can not get a dump of traffic in the same way as you would with ethereal ?!

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    Wouldn't that be illegal, anyway?
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    no, it is very common to sniff traffic in your own network to see what is going on sometimes. Packet sniffers are some of system administrators best tools...

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    You can't do that with an airport express card, as the drivers are closed source, but its still a very good stumbler (you didn't ask for a sniffer).
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    Ofcourse you can do that, you can use Packet Peeper to do it, it's a GUI for tcpdump.

    To ora:
    He asked for a sniffer, he wrote "sniffer" 3 times in he's post.
    And what has this to do with the drivers are closed? Nothing.

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    I am sure, after nearly three years, ora is most gratified to discover that.

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