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Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by gregz, Jun 14, 2014.

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    gregz Guest

    gregz, Jun 14, 2014
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    miso Guest

    I can see one now too, but it is kind of weak. I can't connect, but I
    suspect it is due to low power. I'm going to start checking for these in
    more densely packed areas where I'm more likely to be closer to a box.
     
    miso, Jun 14, 2014
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    Shadow Guest

    MAC ? UniqueID ? Google et al supercookies ? Geolocation ?
    Shove all that in a big database and they can ID you.
    No point in wardriving if your car is announcing who and where
    you are or if that camera in the park is filming you at that exact
    geolocation your mobile is giving them. Or if your browser is shouting
    "Hi, it's Jim !!!"
    Things are harder these days.
    []'s
     
    Shadow, Jun 14, 2014
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    miso Guest

    Shadow wrote:

    War driving, if you refer to FINDING open wifi, is a passive exercise. Using
    the wifi is another story. I sniffed two of those xfinity sites today but
    they were too weak for a solid connection.
     
    miso, Jun 19, 2014
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    Shadow Guest

    If you consider driving around "promiscuously" with a notebook
    on your lap and an antenna hanging out of the window passive, yes, in
    an active kind of way.
    ;)
    Buy yourself a parabolic. Or just use a cantenna. Might be the
    boost you need. Don't forget to change your MAC and use IPV4. Your
    adapter is probably in a database somewhere.
    []'s
     
    Shadow, Jun 19, 2014
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    DevilsPGD Guest

    In the last episode of <>,
    Passive and active have specific meanings when it comes to radio
    technology. Wardriving is passive in the sense that your equipment
    doesn't transmit at all, it just listens to the names that other
    networks are shouting out.

    This is the same as sitting in front of a radio and flipping through the
    dial, stopping when you hear a station and jotting down the time, what
    your heard, and the station's name once announced. Wifi just announces
    more often.

    An active activity is responding to a network and sending a "Can I join
    the network? DHCP, please assign me an IP?" request.
     
    DevilsPGD, Jun 20, 2014
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    miso Guest

    Yep, Kismnet is passive unless you are wep cracking, and I have that feature
    turned off. Netstumber is the active sniffer.

    It is cheap enough these days just to buy a panel antenna and be done with
    it. Two panel antennas and two dongles if you want to war drive, one on each
    side of the car. Or one omni on top.

    These days the devices you sniff are more interesting than any wap since
    most are encrypted. Railroads and high tension utility poles often have
    wifi. Also lots of video out there, but there doesn't seem to be a universal
    video standard.

    Back to infinity, they have an app and a downloadable database of their wifi
    locations. It might be on the internet as well, though the app is free and
    no password is required.

    I can tell you the database isn't up to date since the one I can sniff from
    my house isn't on it.
     
    miso, Jun 20, 2014
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    Shadow Guest

    I was joking. "promiscuously". Never mind......
    []'s
     
    Shadow, Jun 21, 2014
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    gregz Guest

    My one tablet definitely is more responsive on wifi sensitivity.

    Tonight.
    I went to my side patio. I connect to xfinity. Looking looking, no response
    on Facebook. Then on one tablet I see these web browser logins. Login with
    my user pswd, it connects. On line.

    The other tablet had a download message. I clicked on that and web browser
    opened to login.

    Greg
     
    gregz, Jun 21, 2014
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    gregz Guest

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    miso Guest

    Well the webpage wifi map doesn't work for me. However, I have the app.
     
    miso, Jun 21, 2014
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    miso Guest

    Shadow wrote:


    Passive wifi sniffing means you need to be in monitor mode, not promiscuous
    mode, he said pedantically. There is a slight nuance to this that you can
    look up if, well, you want to be pedantic.
     
    miso, Jun 24, 2014
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