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Posted by:butterfi
Subject:MAC sniffing - how long does it take?
Date:17:13:29 11/07/2007


Forgive a newbie a simple question, probably with a not so simple answer ;-)

I'm trying to find out the minimum time needed for a WLAN receiver to be switched on in order to sniff the MAC address of the networks within range.

Possibly a stupid supplemental question - does the WLAN receiver need to do any transmission to acquire this information?

If the answers are not straightforward, I'd be grateful for any pointers to the best place to start really digging.



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