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Some older versions of tcpdump truncate packets that they capture, here's a bit of information on that. That would cause it to store less data than was received on the interface. Based on the packet counts in both, I'm assuming it was not a firewall or promiscuous mode switch error, some interfaces refuse to go into promiscuous mode and drop traffic bound ...


You don't need a firmware update, but you do need a modeswitch, which you've found, and a dialer, which you haven't found. The following config files, taken from NVDC Stuff Networking, Virtualization and Data Center Stuff may work out of the box. If not use each as a template and tweak until it starts working: /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf ...

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