November 12th, 2003, 03:50 PM
Rec on Wireless Sniffer
Just looking for some recs on a wireless sniffer before making a substantial purchase. As far as wired sniffers go, I'm currently using both Sniffer Pro 4.7 and Ethereal. Any comments / suggestions? Thanks.
November 13th, 2003, 12:18 AM
well for a wireless sniffer you can use snort http://www.snort.org/ however you can still use wired sniffers just the same after all almost all 802.11 networks (not blue tooth) ethernet (not RJ45 what is what most people think ethernet is because that is the most common cable)
November 13th, 2003, 12:23 AM
Its so easey so find a wireless network w/o a pw
There have been so many hreads like this and thir annoying me
November 13th, 2003, 12:34 AM
If you are looking to discover open wireless networks I would look into netstumbler or airsnort. If you are interested in those you might want to check out knoppix-std, it comes with airsnort, and ethereal. It is quite a nifty tool I might add, it is a whole linux distro that runs off a bootable cd. I have no experience with any commercial sniffing software, but I believe that ethereal is a solid program as are many other free programs out there and you don't really need anything more than what you can get for free. I say this without checking out the commercial options out there, so maybe there is some awesome software that I have not heard about. You are just going to have to do some research on those, unless some more people reply with some good experiences with some commercial or non-commercial software. Whatever you choose, stay safe and good luck.
November 13th, 2003, 01:30 AM
If you are looking for a commercial product for Windows then check out airopeek nx www.wildpackets.com personally though I still like Ethereal. It does the job.
November 13th, 2003, 03:09 AM
Michael: Fantastic post. If these types of posts are annoying you, stop reading them. Pretty simple.
For everyone else, thanks for the info. I do understand the RJ45 / Ethernet dif. (RJ stands for Registered Jack, you have your 568a and b standards, etc). One example for wanting the wireless sniffer is: you may want to capture wep traffic and decode from there, looking at the differences between a 128bit and 256bit wep encryption key on a d-link ap. Ethereal is a good sniffer, as is sniffer pro, I was just trying to get some opinions of someone that may have used one before. I'm also trying to get a feel for the site, to see if it is worth the time to search for info. Thanks again for the posts.
sysmin, what branch were you in? I'm prior myself. Left in 02.
November 13th, 2003, 08:08 AM
dun forget ur antennas for sniffing as well.
ne way if ur using linux use Ethereal.
as for windoze try Netstumbler.
freewares are goodwares!
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