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Practical Packet Analysis by Chris Sanders

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A Bad Connection Attempt

SuccessfulWEPAuth.pcap and FailedWEPAuth.pcap

Now let's take a look at a specific scenario related to wireless packet analysis. In this scenario, Justin is trying to configure his laptop to access the wireless network at his office. Unfortunately, it just isn't working.

What We Know

The network Justin is trying to connect to uses the shared authentication method with WEP encryption on channel one. Justin should simply be able to enter these settings into his wireless client to connect, but when he does, the connection fails.

Tapping into the Wire Air

In this situation, capturing packets from the air requires the same thought process as capturing packets on a wired connection. Because the process seems to fail when Justin tries ...

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