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airodump-ng [2010/11/21 16:20]
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airodump-ng [2015/04/12 23:38] (current)
mister_x Updated usage.
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   Options:   Options:
-      --ivs               ​: Save only captured IVs +      --ivs                 ​: Save only captured IVs 
-      --gpsd ​             : Use GPSd +      --gpsd ​               : Use GPSd 
-      --write ​   <​prefix>​ : Dump file prefix +      --write ​     <​prefix>​ : Dump file prefix 
-      -w                  : same as --write +      -w                    : same as --write 
-      --beacons ​          ​: Record all beacons in dump file +      --beacons ​            ​: Record all beacons in dump file 
-      --update ​    ​<​secs>​ : Display update delay in seconds +      --update ​      ​<​secs>​ : Display update delay in seconds 
-      --showack ​          ​: Prints ack/cts/rts statistics +      --showack ​            ​: Prints ack/cts/rts statistics 
-      -h                  : Hides known stations for --showack +      -h                    : Hides known stations for --showack 
-      -f          <​msecs>​ : Time in ms between hopping channels +      -f            <​msecs>​ : Time in ms between hopping channels 
-      --berlin ​    ​<​secs>​ : Time before removing the AP/client +      --berlin ​      ​<​secs>​ : Time before removing the AP/client 
-                            from the screen when no more packets +                              from the screen when no more packets 
-                            are received (Default: 120 seconds) +                              are received (Default: 120 seconds) 
-      -r           ​<​file>​ : Read packets from that file +      -r             ​<​file>​ : Read packets from that file 
-      -x          <​msecs>​ : Active Scanning Simulation+      -x            <​msecs>​ : Active Scanning Simulation 
 +      --manufacturer ​       : Display manufacturer from IEEE OUI list 
 +      --uptime ​             : Display AP Uptime from Beacon Timestamp 
 +      --wps                 : Display WPS information (if any)
       --output-format       --output-format
-                ​<​formats>​ : Output format. Possible values: +                  ​<​formats>​ : Output format. Possible values: 
-                            pcap, ivs, csv, gps, kismet, netxml +                              pcap, ivs, csv, gps, kismet, netxml 
-                            Short format "​-o"​ +                              Short format "​-o"​ 
-                            The option can be specified multiple times. ​ In this case, each file format +                              The option can be specified multiple times. ​ In this case, each file format 
-                            specified will be output. ​ Only ivs or pcap can be used, not both.  ​+                              specified will be output. ​ Only ivs or pcap can be used, not both.  ​ 
 +      --ignore-negative-one : Removes the message that says 
 +                              fixed channel <​interface>:​ -1 
 +      --write-interval 
 +                  <​seconds>​ : Output file(s) write interval in seconds
  
   Filter options:   Filter options:
-      --encrypt ​  <​suite>​ : Filter APs by cipher suite +      --encrypt ​  <​suite> ​  ​: Filter APs by cipher suite 
-      --netmask <​netmask>​ : Filter APs by mask +      --netmask <​netmask> ​  ​: Filter APs by mask 
-      --bssid ​    <​bssid>​ : Filter APs by BSSID +      --bssid ​    <​bssid> ​  ​: Filter APs by BSSID 
-      -a                  : Filter unassociated clients+      --essid ​    <​essid> ​  : Filter APs by ESSID 
 +      --essid-regex <​regex>​ : Filter APs by ESSID using a regular 
 +                              expression 
 +      -a                    : Filter unassociated clients
   ​   ​
-  By default, airodump-ng hop on 2.4Ghz channels.+  By default, airodump-ng hop on 2.4GHz channels.
   You can make it capture on other/​specific channel(s) by using:   You can make it capture on other/​specific channel(s) by using:
-      --channel <​channels>:​ Capture on specific channels +      --channel <​channels> ​ : Capture on specific channels 
-      --band <​abg> ​       : Band on which airodump-ng should hop +      --band <​abg> ​         : Band on which airodump-ng should hop 
-      -C    <​frequencies>​ : Uses these frequencies in MHz to hop +      -C    <​frequencies> ​  ​: Uses these frequencies in MHz to hop 
-      --cswitch ​ <​method>​ : Set channel switching method +      --cswitch ​ <​method> ​  ​: Set channel switching method 
-                    0     ​: FIFO (default) +                    0       ​: FIFO (default) 
-                    1     ​: Round Robin +                    1       ​: Round Robin 
-                    2     ​: Hop on last +                    2       ​: Hop on last 
-      -s                  : same as --cswitch+      -s                    : same as --cswitch
   ​   ​
-      --help ​             : Displays this usage screen+      --help ​               : Displays this usage screen
  
 You can [[FAQ#Can I convert cap files to ivs files ?|convert]] .cap / .dump file to .ivs format or [[FAQ#How do I merge multiple capture files ?|merge]] them. You can [[FAQ#Can I convert cap files to ivs files ?|convert]] .cap / .dump file to .ivs format or [[FAQ#How do I merge multiple capture files ?|merge]] them.
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 RXQ expanded:​\\ ​ RXQ expanded:​\\ ​
-Its measured over all management and data frames. ​ That's the clue, this allows you to read more things out of this value. ​ Lets say you got 100 percent RXQ and all 10 (or whatever the rate) beacons per second coming in.  Now all of a sudden the RXQ drops below 90, but you still capture all sent beacons. ​ Thus you know that the AP is sending frames to a client but you can't hear the client nor the AP sending to the client (need to get closer). ​ Another thing would be, that you got a 11MB card to monitor and capture frames (say a prism2.5) and you have a very good position to the AP. The AP is set to 54MBit and then again the RXQ drops, so you know that there is at least one 54MBit client connected to the AP.+Its measured over all management and data frames.  The received frames contain a sequence number which is added by the sending access point. ​ RXQ = 100 means that all packets were received from the access point in numerical sequence and none were missing.  That's the clue, this allows you to read more things out of this value. ​ Lets say you got 100 percent RXQ and all 10 (or whatever the rate) beacons per second coming in.  Now all of a sudden the RXQ drops below 90, but you still capture all sent beacons. ​ Thus you know that the AP is sending frames to a client but you can't hear the client nor the AP sending to the client (need to get closer). ​ Another thing would be, that you got a 11MB card to monitor and capture frames (say a prism2.5) and you have a very good position to the AP. The AP is set to 54MBit and then again the RXQ drops, so you know that there is at least one 54MBit client connected to the AP.
  
 N.B.: RXQ column will only be shown if you are locked on a single channel, not channel hopping. N.B.: RXQ column will only be shown if you are locked on a single channel, not channel hopping.
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