[NTLK] Public WiFi

James Fraser wheresthatistanbul-newtontalk at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 16 20:14:19 EST 2010


--- On Tue, 2/16/10, Ed Kummel <tech_ed at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Back when I used to connect to
> unknown hotspots, I used the Canary Hotspotter:
> http://www.canarywireless.com/canary/
> I have an older one somewhere, but for the life of me, I
> seem to have placed it somewhere I can't remember...Oh
> well...

If you're a Nintendo DS owner I've been led to understand that those can make decent wireless sniffers:

>I also have a sniffer. I use a Nintendo DS with a Superkey cartridge, >flash card adapter and some free software off the internet. It finds SSID, >signal strength, channel in use and what security is in use. 

IIRC, Matt Howe (the author of the above) indicated that for about $50 in accessories, you can endow your Nintendo DS with the capabilities he outlines above. 


James Fraser

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