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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:MAC sniffing - how long does it take?
Date:18:50:22 11/07/2007

> Hi,
> 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.

"as long as it takes for them to broadcast on the channel it's sniffing"



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