1 Reply Latest reply on May 16, 2007 9:46 PM by support


    Eric E


      What is Kismet? (At this time I believe it is only for Linux but I could be wrong)

      Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system. Kismet will work with any wireless card which supports raw monitoring (rfmon) mode, and can sniff 802.11b, 802.11a, and 802.11g traffic.

      Kismet identifies networks by passively collecting packets and detecting standard named networks, detecting (and given time, decloaking) hidden networks, and infering the presence of nonbeaconing networks via data traffic.



      Ethereal/Tcpdump compatible data logging
      Airsnort compatible weak-iv packet logging
      Network IP range detection
      Built-in channel hopping and multicard split channel hopping
      Hidden network SSID decloaking
      Graphical mapping of networks
      Client/Server architecture allows multiple clients to view a single
      Kismet server simultaneously
      Manufacturer and model identification of access points and clients
      Detection of known default access point configurations
      Runtime decoding of WEP packets for known networks
      Named pipe output for integration with other tools, such as a layer3 IDS like Snort
      Multiplexing of multiple simultaneous capture sources on a single Kismet instance
      Distributed remote drone sniffing
      XML output
      Over 20 supported card types