05-07-2003, 04:53 AM
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Join Date: Dec 1969
| | Kismet & Legality
My preferred solution for spotting active nodes and measuring output from known nodes is to use Kismet and Discover, both for the various Linux platforms.
Keep in mind that actively probing wireless nodes is legally questionable and that illicitly connecting to them without permission can land you in a lot of trouble.
Sniffing out WLANs and War Chalking are a lot of fun but it's not going to endear NZWireless as a community project to the powers that be. Don't forget, sooner or later the commercial operators are going to want us off the spectrum, we will we doing them a favour if they can reasonably describe us as a "bunch of mischief-making hackers tampering with other people's networks."