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Re: Locating rogue APs

  • From: Michael.Dillon
  • Date: Wed Feb 12 06:25:15 2003

> > It appears that kismet requires either someone to walk around the 
facility 
> > while running the program or that you have you have it installed on 
> > machines all over your site.  Neither of those options interest me as 
a 
> > long term solution to rogue AP monitoring.

> You could setup a laptop, a GPS with a data cable, NetStumbler[free],
> and a 8dbi 2.5ghz <802.11b> antenna and pickup everything clearly 
> for a half a mile without walking around. I've just acquired this
> setup myself. Google on "war driving +F150" and you'll see a setup
> to help for < $55

If you are driving then you might want to build something using the DashPC 
http://www.dashpc.com/ but for walking around it's even easier if you use 
a Linux-based PDA like the Sharp Zaurus which runs kismet.

--Michael Dillon









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