Wireless Network Sniffing

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

  1. Kross macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2008
    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.

  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005

    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

    Jun 1, 2006
    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

    Apr 27, 2008
    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.


    - Kross
  5. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    afaik, there are none.
  6. 173080 macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2003
    Would this lack of compatiblity also apply to capturing packets in Ethereal?
  7. poisonapple macrumors member

    May 7, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    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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