Wireless Network Sniffing

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Kross, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Kross macrumors member

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    looking for a good program like Netstumbler or Kismat (Kismac for macs) that will work on the macbook air. I want to locate wireless networks.

    cracking the passes would be great too if there is one out there that would do both. Really do want the wireless network detecting so I don't have to keep hitting "show networks" looking for a wireless network.

    -Kross
     
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    iStumbler.

    I think you cant put the builtin wireless interface in promiscuous mode so if you want to do any "cracking" you will need a pcmcia card.
     
  3. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    Try KisMAC. If you want to do anything useful with network scanning and penetration testing, buy a USB WiFi dongle that doesn't use an unsupported chipset.
     
  4. Kross thread starter macrumors member

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    so if I wanted to not only detect networks, but also crack them... are their any all-in-one tools like kismac that will work with the internal wireless card?

    if so, what are they?

    if not, what external card (link please) should I purchase if I want to get into that.

    Thanks

    - Kross
     
  5. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    afaik, there are none.
     
  6. 173080 macrumors 6502

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    Would this lack of compatiblity also apply to capturing packets in Ethereal?
     
  7. poisonapple macrumors member

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    I use tcpdump from the command line all the time. Just do:
    sudo tcpdump -i en0 -vv (-w filename if you want save it file)

    As far as cracking wep keys, why?
     

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