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ath10k monitor mode

ath10k supports monitor mode. Recommended firmware version for a sniffer is 10.1.467.2-1. Also use recent enough wireshark which supports 11ac.

To tune into 80 MHz channel, in this example channel 36 (5180 MHz):

iw wlan0 set freq 5180 80 5210

Known issues

  • Assoc Request frames not captured (Assoc Response shows up fine)
  • cannot see Add BA action frames
  • frames do not come up with FCS value in them
  • the management frames do not contain mac timestamp as data/control frames

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