Right. Promiscuous mode = Rx only. Netstumbler puts your card into a receive only mode so that it can channel hop and decipher raw frames. When you close NS, it should safely return your card to infrastructure or adhoc mode.Originally Posted by hijinks21
XP's built in wireless connection app is pretty good, actually. It will show all the WEP and non-WEP APs within range and connecting is as simple as agreeing to connect to an insecure AP.
Obviously, NS in its current form cannot be running while you are trying to connect. I think what the original poster is asking for, is a smarter NS that will take itself out of promisc mode and auto connect to that network. That way, he can drive around with NS in the background and connect to any given AP with a double-click without using XP's built in app.