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If you run Linux [1] then Kismet is an excellent tool for WarDrivingWar Driving, War-Driving, Wardering, Driving, Deriving, Striving, Droving, Watering, Driven
[2] or site surveys. (The BSD's, MacOSXMaxis, Max's, Maxes, Magics, Maxi's, Masks, Marx's, Maxy's, Muskox, Mexico's, Magog's, Mucosa's, Magic's, Mask's, Maxie's, Moscow's, Maximo's, Marcuse's, Texaco's, Cuzco's [3] and Win32 (Cygwin) are
also mentioned, but with varying degrees of support.)

From the Kismet home page: [4]
Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and
intrusion detection system. Kismet will work with any wireless card
which supports raw monitoring (rfmon) mode, and can sniff 802.11b,
802.11a, and 802.11g traffic.

Kismet identifies networks by PASSIVELY collecting packets and
detecting standard named networks, detecting (and given time,
decloaking) hidden networks, and inferinginferring, infringe, inhering, offering, angering, informing, interring, inverting, inferno, inuring, inferior, entering, infusing, injuring, insuring the presence of nonbeaconingnonscoring, unbecoming, nonstaining, nonbinding, beckoning, unbanning, nonfattening, nonrecurring, dungeoning, unbuttoning
networks via data traffic.

Common applications Kismet is useful for (as extracted from the
documentation [5])...

* WARDRIVING: Mobile detection of wireless networks, logging and
mapping of network location, WEP, etc.
* SITE SURVEY: Monitoring and graphing signal strength and location.
* DISTRIBUTED IDS: Multiple Remote Drone sniffers distributed
throughout an installation monitored by a single server, possibly
combined with a layer3 IDS like Snort.
* ROGUE AP DETECTION: Stationary or mobile sniffers to enforce site
policy against rogue access points.


Other related software at WarDrivingWar Driving, War-Driving, Wardering, Driving, Deriving, Striving, Droving, Watering, Driven [6]

[1] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?Linux
[2] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?WarDriving
[3] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?MacOSX
[4] http://www.kismetwireless.net/
[5] http://www.kismetwireless.net/documentation.shtml
[6] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?WarDriving

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