I have googled and know that the MAC address on a ADHOC network is generated from a random 40 key, what I wish to know (I havent been able to find an answer on google) is can the MAC address of the actual router be ascertained when not associated to the network.
The reason for this question is that the WLAN_xx router alogorithm is the actual router MAC prefixed by a letter, but wireless scanning will only show through airdump the randomly generated MAC.
Any pointers appreciated?
In the router screen the MAC of eth0 is shown as
eth0 forwarding 00:1d:20:aa:66:1a............
whilst in the airwaves (I have used WNV as I dont have BT running in VM)
WLAN_1A 100% 100% 2 Yes Yes 802.11 Open WEP ERP 9/9/2009 1:38:24 PM 9/9/2009 1:38:34 PM 00-1a-2b-2b-63-d5 -50 2.422 3 18 Mbps
The router MAC (ending 1A) is what the security key is set to?
My question remains can the eth0 MAC address of the router be seen anyhow over the airwaves, if so this is obviously a great flaw in the WLAN_xx setup.
I think there is something odd with the default set up as my router has all these in the bridging page
wl0 forwarding 00:16:6f:0c:d7:df 128 100 NA NA
wl0 forwarding 00:1a:2b:2b:63:d5 128 100 NA NA
eth0 forwarding 00:1d:20:aa:66:1a 128 100 NA NA
usb0 disabled 00:1d:20:aa:66:1b 128 100 NA NA
nas_8_32 forwarding 00:1d:20:aa:66:1d 128 100 8 36
nas_8_36 forwarding 00:1d:20:aa:66:1e 128 100 8 36
wl0 forwarding 00:23:12:21:f3:d4 128 100 NA NA
wl0 forwarding 00:c0:ca:1a:e8:55 128 100 NA NA
Thanks for you time
to my understanding, an AD-HOC network doesnt contain a router. its 2 wlan adapters. The network isnt an infrastructure. The MAC address is stored in a ROM chip in any NIC (including wifi adapters) and can only be spoofed. (unless u manage to flash the ROM chip, if thats possible)
or maybe a router can be configured to work as AD-HOC i dont know, but if it was, im guessing it could'nt get onto the net.
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU!!!
Clients connecting to an AP/router are part of an infrastructure network.
Clients connecting to each other comprise an ad-hoc network. They have nothing to do with routers or randomly generated MAC addresses.
Thanks for all the responses, I understand now that the router having to network points (eth and wifi) each having its own MAC.
I think the Ad hoc was a mis-understanding on my part....
At least I know that yet another router/BB manufactorer has used a easy alogorithm to create their wireless keys.... I think it shows that their lazy approach is quite common across the board.... at least this one cannot be generated from wifi distributed data....
This website www.lampiwed.com us a program to generate a wifi key dictionary then use this with aircrack to break the key with vastly reduced cap file, I am familiar with this type of crack for WPA, but didnt know it existed for WEP (before anyone states that this this isnt required as WEP can be broken in minutes anyhow - it is still interesting and the crack can be done with no injection as long as there is a user surfing!)
Havent tested as yet as didnt bring my atheros card to Spain, but will next time!!