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How Secure Is Your Wireless Network? Safeguarding Your Wi-Fi LAN by CCNA Lee Barken - CISSP MCP, CPA

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Summary

War driving is a passive activity that involves the search for wireless networks. In this chapter, we looked at the hardware and software options for setting up your own war driving kit. WLAN cards have specific vendor chipsets, the three most popular of which are Hermes (made by Lucent), Prism (made by Intersil), and Aironet (made by Cisco). Popular software choices include NetStumbler (for Windows), Kismet (for Linux), and dstumbler (for BSD). Keep in mind that the software you choose may have specific hardware requirements. For example, Netstumbler works only with cards based on Hermes chipsets. Also, remember that for optimal results, you should use a pigtail and external antenna.

War driving is not hacking. In fact, I recommend users ...

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