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A wireless network and device detector, sniffer, wardriving tool, and WIDS (wireless intrusion detection) framework. More information:

  • Capture packets from a specific wireless interface:

sudo kismet -c {{wlan0}}

  • Monitor multiple channels on a wireless interface:

sudo kismet -c {{wlan0,wlan1}} -m

  • Capture packets and save them to a specific directory:

sudo kismet -c {{wlan0}} -d {{path/to/output}}

  • Start Kismet with a specific configuration file:

sudo kismet -c {{wlan0}} -f {{path/to/config.conf}}

  • Monitor and log data to an SQLite database:

sudo kismet -c {{wlan0}} --log-to-db

  • Monitor using a specific data source:

sudo kismet -c {{wlan0}} --data-source={{rtl433}}

  • Enable alerts for specific events:

sudo kismet -c {{wlan0}} --enable-alert={{new_ap}}

  • Display detailed information about a specific AP's packets:

sudo kismet -c {{wlan0}} --info {{BSSID}}