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Old 07-11-2003, 06:31 PM   #1
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how to discover essid


I have a laptop running Mandrake 9.1 and a Lucent Orinoco Wireless PCMCIA card. The card shows up in the system as eth0. What I would like to know is how to be able to detect what wireless networks are available to join. I am new to wireless. I do have the wireless tools installed and the iwconfig does work with the card.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-11-2003, 09:44 PM   #2
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Cool

you say you want to see what networks you can join:
www.remote-exploit.org

Wellenreiter should show you what networks you can join and their ssid and stuff...

of course you are using it for a legitemate purpose
 
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Old 07-11-2003, 10:08 PM   #3
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And don't forget http://airsnort.shmoo.com/ after that :-)

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Old 07-11-2003, 10:15 PM   #4
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might as well direct him to www.wardriving.com

lol

have fun!
 
Old 07-14-2003, 01:46 PM   #5
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Once you have discovered a wireless network, how would I connect to it using iwconfig? I've found many an open network, local hotspots at airports and cafes, but had no luck connecting.

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