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Recommend me a good Wifi Packet sniffer

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MiLiTARYiV, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. MiLiTARYiV

    MiLiTARYiV Senior Member

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    Can anybody recommend or know of a good Wifi packet sniffer for open networks? I would like to see what kind of data is moving throughout my open wifi network.


    I need a software that is easy to read and use..
     
  2. emthree

    emthree Junior Member

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    heh that would be a cool project. I too wonder what type of information passes through open networks.
     
  3. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    Wireshark is the best of the best for packet analysis.

    you will have to connect to the network and then start analysing.

    http://www.wireshark.org/

    enjoy
     
  4. drkenneth

    drkenneth Executive VIP

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    I second that--great program. Even analyzes most protocol for you so you can see exactly what is going on. Works on a wired network too. Also, take a look at Cain and Abel if you're interested in intercepting HTTPS traffic on your own network or poisoning DNS caches.
     
  5. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    Agreed :) Also ettercap is good if your looking at doing ARP poisoning which is good if you want to intercept ALL of a clients traffic, generally with a network analyser you will only intercept broadcasts, unless of course you arp poison the client into thinking that YOU are his default gateway.
     
  6. MiLiTARYiV

    MiLiTARYiV Senior Member

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    I just uninstalled it. Doesnt work too good, might of fact it doesnt even work for wifi networks
     
  7. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    Sure it does.. sounds like user error to me :p

    were you connected to the network? Also depending on your wireless adapter you might have to enable/disable 'promiscuous mode' in the adapter settings in wireshark.
     
  8. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    It works great just check you have a compatible aircard.
     
  9. RamChaturvedi

    RamChaturvedi Supreme Member

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    Well use the OS known as BACK TRACK 3
     
  10. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    yeh! I agree backtrack is better than wireshark. Backtrack 4's
    on prerelease.
     
  11. xSubZer0x

    xSubZer0x Junior Member

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    I agree, Wireshark is win when it comes to this stuff and it does work with wireless atleast with my adapter anyway :D
     
  12. RamChaturvedi

    RamChaturvedi Supreme Member

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    I have personally used backtrack 3 and it works like a charm!! Will use BT 4 if its on the way...and will let you then!!!
     
  13. JonesersRX7

    JonesersRX7 Regular Member

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    Backtrack is great as an OS with preloaded tools. But I think he is looking for a Win tool. Sent you some helpful links Military.
     
  14. LadRak

    LadRak Registered Member

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    I agree with this post.
     
  15. blazed

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    i used to use an app called kismet it was awesome