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5.0 Tools

AirSnare is another tool that will alert you to unfriendly MAC addresses on your wireless network and will also alert you to DHCP requests taking place. If AirSnare detects an unfriendly MAC address it can track the MAC address's access to IP addresses and ports or launch Ethereal upon a detection.

AirSnare is installed on a machine that is associated with the Access Point.

Download it here: »home.comcast.net/~jay.deboer/air···oad.html

There is a user guide here: »home.comcast.net/~jay.deboer/air···ide.html

by KeysCapt See Profile edited by jazzman916 See Profile
last modified: 2005-04-09 16:34:04

Wireshark is a free packet sniffer that not only decodes network traffic, but can filter and analyze it, all with an advanced, GTK-based GUI. It is an extremely useful tool for looking at exactly what's happening on your LAN and/or WLAN.

Get it here:

by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2007-07-20 21:26:03

Fake AP generates thousands of counterfeit 802.11b access points so you can "hide in plain sight" basically invisible to wardrivers.


by KeysCapt See Profile

Kismet is a passive site monitoring, decloaking, and packet sniffing tool that works for all 802.11x protocols.

Whereas site monitoring tools like Netstumbler are active, "noisy" (they request responses from APs), and thus detectable, kismet works by passively monitoring and capturing packets, allowing for the stealthy detection of APs that would normally not be detected in Netstumbler.

Kismet requires a wireless NIC and drivers that support rfmon mode.

by Nerdtalker See Profile edited by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2005-04-26 09:34:06

LucidLink is a commercial software app that runs as a RADIUS server on the wired side of the network delivering strong RADIUS/802.1X security that is extremely easy to set-up and use.
The client is free to download and use, and installs easily.

Edit: 11/27/05
Lucidlink has apparently folded up their tents and stolen away. The site no longer exists.

by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2005-11-27 17:22:13

MacStumbler is a utility to display information about nearby 802.11b and g wireless access points.
Requires an Apple Airport Card and MacOS 10.1 or greater. MacStumbler doesn't currently support any kind of PCMCIA or USB wireless device.


by KeysCapt See Profile

Additional Mac Scanning Tools


In functionality, a little better then MacStumbler, supports Airport Extreme and Bluetooth.
• Note - Airport Extreme is *different* then "normal" Airport. They have totally different chipsets. So you can't assume the new one is backwords compatiable.


Essentially, a Mac Port OS KisNet for Linux. Supports scanning in passive mode on a number of wireless devices, including PCMCIA and USB. Also has functionality to "crack" the passcode for devices it detects (advanced knowledge necessary).

by macmouse See Profile edited by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2005-01-15 20:10:24

NetStumbler is a tool for Windows that allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g. It has many uses:
  • Verify that your network is set up the way you intended.
  • Find locations with poor coverage in your WLAN.
  • Detect other networks that may be causing interference on your network.
  • Detect unauthorized "rogue" access points in your workplace.
  • Help aim directional antennas for long-haul WLAN links.
  • Use it recreationally for WarDriving.

Get it here:

See this in-depth FAQ on NetStumbler by Bill See Profile:

by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2005-01-15 14:16:26