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Re: How to scan for wifi hotspots?



On Fri, 2004-12-24 at 14:38, Colin Brace wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> How does one get online via public wireless access points in cafés and 
> so on an ad hoc basis? My laptop is running Core 2; iwconfig and 
> system-config-network recognize the wireless card, but I don't know how 
> to obtain the SSID and so forth at a given location. Mac and Win users 
> seem to have software which automatically detects a hotspot and brings 
> up a connection; is anything with comparable functionality available for 
> Linux?
> 

Try kismet:

http://www.kismetwireless.net/

Jay


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