[oclug] Wireless Scanning under Linux
oclug_mail at strosberg.com
Tue Apr 12 10:37:48 EDT 2005
Messier, Jean-Francois wrote:
>I finally managed to install a wireless card that works under Linux,
>with soime other constraints, like a single PCMCIA for both CDROM
>(yeah!) and the wireless card. The distro which made the job the best
>was Ubuntu 5.04. Great distro, for one who does not waht to always vi
>the config tiles, and such........ I also have my wireless card working
>with my local access point at home and can surf the net.
>I now would like to know what are good tools to scan for open access
>points. I want to test in my neighbourhood, but more importantly at my
>friend's office. We suspect that there are some wireless access points
>that we don't know about.
Kismet, Airsnort etc. To get Kismet working under Ubuntu you'll have to
recompile the orinoco module if you are using an orinoco-based wireless
adapter. Isn't hard - I've done it recently and it's still fresh in my
Basically, the monitor mode necessary is not available in the standard
Orinoco module with 5.04 Hoary.
apt-get airsnort kismet
Guaranteed there will be unknown access points found.
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