[clug] Aruba wireless

Chris u4123459 at anu.edu.au
Mon Jan 21 22:37:57 GMT 2008

Hi Ian,

Kismet cannot find the AP either.

Maybe both Airodump and Kismet do filter WPA-EAP APs.


> Hi Ian,
> Thanks for the input. I will try again with Kismet and see if I can find
> that AP.
> Chris
> Ian wrote:
>> <snip>
>> Another thought I just had is that the AP might not be sending any
>> beacon packets, but rather only responding to scanning clients - you
>> should be able to tell using wireshark.
>> Most APs will send lots and lots and lots of beacon frames telling
>> everyone on the same channel all about themselves several times every
>> second.
>> Most APs also respond to direct requests from clients ("is anybody out
>> there?" "yes, hi, my SSID is HIDDENNETW0RKZ" "hi HIDDENNETW0RKZ, tell
>> me about yourself?" "well, I'm an 802.11g 54mbps access point
>> listening on channel 6 and waiting for anyone who can EAP their way
>> in!", except with two less packets and a much more
>> professional/mechanical attitude) - depending on their
>> setup/capabilities they might respond to any probe request, or they
>> might only respond to probe requests that already know their SSID
>> (where kismet's automatic decloaking capability comes in handy).
>> Unless I think of anything else,
>> -I
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