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Posted by:jacomoman
Subject:Is spectools able to retrieve the SSID from any WiSpy device?
Date:16:05:45 19/08/2012

> > I searched for this on the forums first but couldn't find any references.
> >
> > Is the latest version of spectools able to retrieve the SSID names of various networks from any of the WiSpy devices alone?
> >
> > In other words, if the only thing that's connected to a desktop PC is a WiSpy device (no wireless card), does the WiSpy device itself able to pick up the SSID from the air?
>
> The wispy doesn't capture data - it only captures power levels.
>
> There is no way to get SSID data from only a wispy.
>
> -m

Ok Dragorn, thanks very much for the reply. I sort of suspected as much, but I thought I'd ask and make sure.

Would you happen to know what tools like Channalyzer tap into to get SSID data? That tool has a "Topographic" view that shows SSID names in the same view, in addition to the heat map waves. Are they using your laptop's wireless card to retrieve SSID names?


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