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I'm planning to do some checking what kind of wireless access points are around in the company building to see if rogue or disallowed ones and was thinking of either taking kismet for a walk or doing a iwlist [interface] scanning on each floor. I then tried doing both at the same time and both programs gave me results which raised the following questions:

  • How is the device ressource shared between those two programs? (Is there a dominant one?)

  • Does this influence the results?

  • Is there a better way to identify APs then the two above described possibilities?

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How do your web browser and email client use your wired connection simultaneously? Neither one takes exclusive control of the interface. I imagine Kismet and iwlist work similarly. –  joeqwerty Jun 25 '13 at 15:16
    
A major difference is that I run kismet and iwlist both as root. –  user857990 Jun 26 '13 at 8:46

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