Kismet is an effective tool for locating and extracting useful information from wireless access points and devices, and in this case, it will be used to detect the beacon frames that are transmitted.
In this recipe, we will start Kismet from the Command Prompt. However it can also be started from the Wireless Attacks section of the Applications menu. In either scenario, starting up Kismet will result in the steps documented here:
- Open a Terminal window.
- At the Command Prompt, enter the kismet command.
- You will now be configuring Kismet from a semi-graphical environment. You will be using the Tab and Enter keys to navigate.
- Use the Tab key to highlight No if you cannot see the line of grey letters. Otherwise, leave Yes