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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Logging/Mapping wireless hosts
Date:07:37:39 09/05/2009

> I'm in need of a device that will show me distance and location of a wireless host that is hooking up to my network. Will the mapping function of Kismet show me hosts as well as APs? This device is hooking up in the middle of the night to my business network so I'm not there when it happens so I need a running map of when and where the remote device is.

This is effectively impossible without a distributed sensor network of devices at known locations.

There is no way to derive location from a single fixed sniffer (highly directional antennas and signal level analysis aside, which is impractical and not terribly reliable: an interesting academic exercise, but not really usable in the real world)


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