Introduction to Kismet

    Date06 Apr 2006
    Posted ByBenjamin D. Thomas
    Earlier this month we looked at NetStumbler, an application for surveying wireless networks. While NetStumbler is the most popular tool of its kind for Windows machines, users of Linux, BSD and Mac OS X have Kismet, a roughly analogous – though some would say more thorough – utility for discovering wireless networks.

    Kismet detects the presence of wireless networks, including those with hidden SSIDs. It can discover and report the IP range used for a particular wireless network, as well as its signal and noise levels. Kismet can also capture or “sniff

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