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Does anyone know of a program like Net Stumbler

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by JohnWB, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. JohnWB

    JohnWB Network Guru Member

    Does anyone know of a program like Net Stumbler (which cannot cannot find myWRT54GS) that I can use to see what other networks there are in the area. I am using Windows XP
  2. jot7

    jot7 Network Guru Member

    Yes....It is a great little program. I have used it extensively to scan for other wireless networks and it will tell you which are encrypted and ones that are not. It also will tell you the max transmission speed of the network (11 or 54) and the manaufacturer of the AP. They recommend using an external directional antenna for war driving, but my Linksys and D-Link PCMCIA cards with no mods to the antenna section work just fine. Another cool program to have is Look @ LAN. If you know the IP address of the network you are looking at, once connected, you can then use this program to scan the network to see what computers are on this network. I can not remember where to find these programs, but both are beggarware software and a search on Google should point you in the right direction. A word of caution though. These programs were designed to be used for testing your OWN security settings and not for scanning other people's networks. NetStumbler is ok, but using Look @ LAN could get you in trouble if you are not on your own network. I do security checks for clients, so I have their permission to do so. You have been warned....now go and have fun! :)
  3. JohnWB

    JohnWB Network Guru Member

    jot7, thanks for the response but the problem is I can't get Net Stumbler to work and it seems that this is about the most suitable for general looking around
  4. sded

    sded Network Guru Member

  5. jot7

    jot7 Network Guru Member

    Make sure to select the right device under the DEVICE tab. Do not just use the setting "Use any suitable device" as this will not work. Select your wireless card as the device to use. If there are two listings of your device, but with a different version with the name of the device, try either one to see which one will work. Hope that helps....

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