I have a laptop set up with Windows XP, the wireless card I have won't work with Linux, and I am using Netstumbler to find wireless access points adn doing some wardriving, while running Ethereal I don't get any packets on any of the access points I pick up as active. I was reading a paper that stated that if you use Windows to attempt to sniff wireless that you would only get local packets and not any other traffic but if you use *nix that you can get packets all the way back to the other router.
Is there anyone that has been able to do any Wardriving, using WindowsXP and been able to sniff any packets successfully?? If so, how?
I know I could just go buy a diferent card that would work with Linux, but I can't do that right now but I am giving it serious thought but all-in-all I'd like to get this solution to work....sot of an obsession now.....