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Mint 14 Wierd Network Stats in Monitor Mode

Postby ccmcphe on Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:22 pm

Here's a wierd thing I noticed with Mint 14 (Kernel 3.5.0-17-generic). I bring up my wifi in monitor mode and don't run any user interface on it (EG: airodump, tcpdump, wireshark,...) and I get dropped frames. If I do the same thing in Mint 13 (Kernel 3.2.0-23-generic), I do not get any dropped frames (Both are using a Ralink 3070). Does anyone know what's up with Mint 14 and the dropped frames?

Mint 14:
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wlan0     Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-A1-B0-21-D2-6B-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3558 errors:0 dropped:3558 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:324457 (324.4 KB)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)



Mint 13:
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wlan0     Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-A1-B0-21-D2-6B-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00 
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:454501 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:33 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:210080029 (210.0 MB)  TX bytes:5115 (5.1 KB)


Thanks much
Clyde
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Re: Mint 14 Wierd Network Stats in Monitor Mode

Postby Orbmiser on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:02 pm

As you showed it's not a Mint thing but a kernel thing. And would have to ask the kernel developers about that.
As I am starting to get tired of things breaking or lesser robustness like my wifi due to kernel upgrades.
Or buggy nm-applet that has never reached stable or problem free as was still like that in 2007.
loses connections and will not reconnect have to manual turn off wireless and then back on.
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Re: Mint 14 Wierd Network Stats in Monitor Mode

Postby ccmcphe on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:43 pm

I know it's a kernel thing, I thought I would just point it out to others. So if they see the same thing, they would know it <<is>> a kernel thing. I tottaly agree with your view on how stabe the kernel is <not> and/or the system utilities such as NM.

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