[kismac] Re: Feature Idea

  • From: Brad Knowles <brad.knowles@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 15:18:56 +0100

At 2:17 PM -0500 2003/07/04, Zac White wrote:

 Would it be possible to have the kind of access of the access point be
 visible? For instance: If you had a wireless router hooked up to the
 internet it would be "Internet Enabled". If not it would be "LAN".

The owner of the AP decides what it's name is and what the SSID is. If they choose to make it something like "T-Mobile HotSpot", that helps make things more obvious. If they choose to do something else, or to go with the defaults given to them by the vendor, then it may be considerably less useful.

However, there is no way that an external scanner can determine what types of services are available behind that AP.

This is why you would want to run at least two different cards, so that you can silently scan with one and then use the other one to try to access those APs that appear to be open.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles@xxxxxxxxx>

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