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airodump-ng [2022/05/01 20:59]
mister_x [What's the meaning of the fields displayed by airodump-ng ?] fixed quotes
airodump-ng [2022/05/01 21:03]
mister_x [What's the meaning of the fields displayed by airodump-ng ?] PWR: Updated some wording
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 |BSSID|MAC address of the access point. In the Client section, a BSSID of "(not associated)" means that the client is not associated with any AP.  In this unassociated state, it is searching for an AP to connect with.|  |BSSID|MAC address of the access point. In the Client section, a BSSID of "(not associated)" means that the client is not associated with any AP.  In this unassociated state, it is searching for an AP to connect with.| 
-|PWR|Signal level reported by the Wi-Fi adapter. Its signification depends on the driver, but as the signal gets higher you get closer to the AP or the station. It usually is the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Received_signal_strength_indication|RSSI]]. If the BSSID PWR is -1, then the driver doesn't support signal level reporting. If PWR is -1 for some access points, it means the access point is out of range, however airodump-ng got at least a frame sent to it. If the PWR is -1 for a limited number of stations then this is for a packet which came from the AP to the client but the client transmissions are out of range for your Wi-Fi adapter. Meaning you are hearing only 1/2 of the communication. If all clients have PWR as -1 then it is likely that the driver doesn't support signal level reporting. A strong signal is around -40. An average one is around -55, and a weak one starts around -70. Wi-Fi adapters lower limit (aka receive sensitivity) is often around -80/-90.|+|PWR|Signal level reported by the Wi-Fi adapter. Its signification depends on the driver, but as you get closer to the AP or the station, the signal gets higher. It usually is the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Received_signal_strength_indication|RSSI]]. If the BSSID PWR is -1, then the driver doesn't support signal level reporting. If PWR is -1 for some access points, it means the access point is out of range, however airodump-ng got at least a frame sent to it. If the PWR is -1 for a limited number of stations then this is for a packet which came from the AP to the client but the client transmissions are out of range for your Wi-Fi adapter. Meaning you are hearing only 1/2 of the communication. If all clients have PWR as -1 then it is likely that the driver doesn't support signal level reporting. A strong signal is around -40. An average one is around -55, and a weak one starts around -70. Wi-Fi adapters lower limit (aka receive sensitivity) is often around -80/-90.|
 |RXQ|Receive Quality as measured by the percentage of packets (management and data frames) successfully received over the last 10 seconds.  See note below for a more detailed explanation.|  |RXQ|Receive Quality as measured by the percentage of packets (management and data frames) successfully received over the last 10 seconds.  See note below for a more detailed explanation.| 
 |Beacons|Number of announcements packets sent by the AP. Each access point sends about ten beacons per second at the lowest rate (1M), so they can usually be picked up from very far.| |Beacons|Number of announcements packets sent by the AP. Each access point sends about ten beacons per second at the lowest rate (1M), so they can usually be picked up from very far.|
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