Wardriving is an activity consisting of driving around with a laptop in one's vehicle, scanning for Wi-Fi wireless networks.
Some people think war driving is illegal. Actually accessing someone's network is illegal, but detecting the network is not.
Mmm, that wasn't the best analogy really, now reading over it. *tired yawn*, perhaps it's time to formulate another email to our mate Gary at the ACA -- gummAY
This is unverified and AFAIK untested in Australian courts - can someone verify this? -- TysonClugg
- allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g
- Last update: Wed 21 Apr 2004
- (Commercial) has a limited demo. a comprehensive packet analyzer for IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs, is designed to identify and solve wireless network anomalies.
- A great little prog. Designed as a wardriving utility for Windows. Supports PCMCIA and USB hybrid PRISM2 Adapters, and WaveLAN/Orinoco.
- a utility to display information about nearby 802.11b and 802.11g wireless access points. Site
- Last update: 4/12/04
- a free stumbler application for MacOS X, that puts your card into the monitor mode. Unlike most other applications for OS X we are completely invisible and send no probe requests.
- Last Update: 30-04-2004
- Airo Sniff
- a tool to use when looking to discover access points and save captured traffic.
- Last update: 23rd-Mar-2002
- source only
- Last update: 27-Sep-2001
- an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system.
- Last update: 07-Apr-2004
- Last update: September 25, 2001
- a wireless LAN (WLAN) discovery tool which scans for beaconframes from accesspoints.
- Last update: March 10, 2004
- a tool for mapping your city for wavelan networks with a GPS device while you are driving...
- Last update: 2001-10-27
- an ncurses-based monitoring application for wireless network devices (displays information like device configuration, encryption and power management parameters and network)
- Last updated: 2002/12/21
- a wireless network discovery and auditing tool. Prism2, Lucent, and Cisco based cards are supported.
- Last updated: 2003-02-01
- an open source tool for breaking 802.11 WEP secret keys.
- Last updated: August 21, 2001
- a package that provides a complete toolset for wireless 802.11b auditing.
On the down side
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