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Old 02-25-2007, 09:54 AM   #1
Jon Briggs
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Wireless Radar


After reading a recent thread about a wireless card i haerd someone suggest 'wifi-radar' so i quickly looked it up. It seems just a wireless utility rather than a radar which is what i was after.

So what would you suggest? I need somthing that will show the location of wireless access points in a area. Somthing that lists the points by SSID and perhaps the access points ip address? It would be really handy when adding points to the lan i manage because it will let me see the coverage each point has and lets me know which point is which by location which is vital when setting different frequencies to avoid interferance.

Anyway sorry to garble on, i have looked around and not really found anything suitable. What do you suggest?
 
Old 02-25-2007, 10:40 AM   #2
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Check out kismet. Only thing with kismet is the limit type of wireless cards that work with it. Madwifi and Prism2 adn prism54 are know to work with it. Any ndiswrapper setup does not work with kismet. No moniotr mode support.

Well wellenrieter is another but pretty much only works with a prism2 card using ap drivers. Or it can use wlan modules but the no longer compile under kernels newer than 2.6.15 if I remember correctly.

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Old 02-25-2007, 01:50 PM   #3
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Well i tried installing kismet with smart. It installed correctly when logged in as root. But when i run it i get the following error:-

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Server options: none
Client options: none
Starting server...
Waiting for server to start before starting UI...
Suid priv-dropping disabled. This may not be secure.
No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
Enabling channel hopping.
Enabling channel splitting.
NOTICE: Disabling channel hopping, no enabled sources are able to change channel.
Source 0 (addme): Opening none source interface none...
FATAL: Please configure at least one packet source. Kismet will not function if no packet sources are defined in kismet.conf or on the command line. Please read the README for more information about configuring Kismet.
Kismet exiting.
I also tried installing 'madwifi' which also installed with smart but when i try and run it it says its not found.

I have a Intel PRO 3945ABG Wireless card installed natively by the way.
 
Old 02-25-2007, 02:37 PM   #4
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Have you setup the kismet.conf file to recognise your card. Never used that one so no idea as to the line it needs. Search here or on google for the correct line. Post if you get the correct line.

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Old 02-28-2007, 08:42 AM   #5
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hmm this might sound an odd question but where is kismet.conf ? I did a search for it and found nothing?
 
Old 03-01-2007, 03:45 PM   #6
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It is usually located in /usr/local/etc but installtion can vary depending on the package used.

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