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Posted by:Satzklauer
Subject:Get power of received WLANs?
Date:04:56:30 04/05/2010

> > Hi,
> >
> > is there a possibility in kismet to get the receiving power of the detected WLANs?
> >
> > What I want to see is not only the information which WLANs are available but also how far away they could be - similar to the signal strength that is available locally.
>
> No.
>
> There is nothing in a beacon which identifies the power of the transmitting station, nor its antenna characteristics. This is completely unknowable as an external observer.
>
> If there was, then yes - it'd be super interesting to do rangefinding stuff, but such is not the case.
>
> Sorry.

So I guess a connection has to be established to a WLAN in order to evaluate its signal strength?


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