I've been trying to perform the basic task of decrypting the 802.11 packets from my own WPA-PSK network for the last 10 hours or so now and I'm about to lose my mind out of frustration :)
The instructions I find all say the same thing: "Once you've begun monitoring the network, select from the menu Edit > Preferences > Protocols > IEEE 802.11 and type in your network key using the format wpa-psk:enormousPresharedHexKey"
I've done this carefully and accurately several times. Once I click OK it shows some brief decryption process window but then I only continue to see 802.11 packets show up in the monitor window.
I find this ridiculous that one of the most basic tasks in monitoring a network could be so difficult. Surely I'm doing something stupid.
I tried to decrypt a WEP network nearby performing the exact same steps (but giving the proper 25 character 128-bit WEP hex key in the Preferences > Protocol > IEEE 802.11 window, of course). I get the same results. Nothing happens and I only continue to get 802.11 packets.
Is swearing allowed here on this forum?
asked 21 Apr '12, 00:24