Can't monitor smart plug activity on WS

asked 2022-01-10 20:31:10 +0000

Hi there,

I've bought a Konyks' Priska smart plug a while ago and I would like to understand how it works. The plug needs to be connected to the wifi using Konyks app for the set up. After that you can turn on and off the plug from anywhere so I assume it is user the internet... :)

When monitoring my home wifi with Wireshark, I can't see any activity sent to the plug even thought I use the app to turn it on and off (my phone is not conncted to the wifi, bluetooth is disabled). The plug is broadcasting ( a "status" to port 6666 every 5 second. It's all the data I can see when looking for the plug local IP or mac address.

When scanning the device with nmap, all port are closed except for the 6668 (irc).

Could someone give me some idea to continue my research? I'm curently clueless...

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Can you describe your capture setup? Wifi capture using Windows is notoriously difficult due to driver issues, you can see more info about WLAN capturing here.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2022-01-11 08:37:42 +0000 )edit

Hi, thanks for your answer. I'm using Manjaro.

hellothere gravatar imagehellothere ( 2022-01-11 16:52:36 +0000 )edit

And are you capturing in "Monitor" mode?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2022-01-11 16:55:27 +0000 )edit

I was not. Thank you for helping, I was not aware of this mode. I tried to activate the monitor on two different chip but unfortunately there is absolutely no packet showing in wireshark when I do that. Anyway, it exceeds the scope of this thread, thanks for your help !

PHY Interface Driver Chipset

phy1 wlan0mon rtl8xxxu TP-Link TL-WN823N v2/v3 [Realtek RTL8192EU] phy0 wlp2s0 ath10k_pci Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 32)

hellothere gravatar imagehellothere ( 2022-01-12 21:11:09 +0000 )edit