[clug] Aruba wireless

Ian darkstarsword at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 13:36:59 GMT 2008

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> I wonder if this is caused by RADIUS authentication, or perhaps there is
> some kind of IDS in an ARUBA AP (the one that uses 'Power over Ethernet').
> If such an IDS exists, does anyone know anything about it, e.g. a link
> that explains how it might work?

I don't see how such an IDS would be possible - if your card is in
monitor mode it won't broadcast anything, so there's nothing for the
AP or an IDS to detect.

Well, technically that's not entirely true - I don't know about the
intel ipw3945 drivers, but your atheros based card using madwifi
drivers is certainly capable of transmitting/injecting packets while
in monitor mode - but only if you use a tool like airreplay-ng.
Under normal monitoring circumstances it will not transmit anything
(hint: use your other wireless card in monitor mode and wireshark to
verify this).


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