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    Default Looking for a wifi radar which tells the direction of the frames of an AP is coming

    Hi all,

    Well as mentioned in the subject line, I am looking for an application that tells which direction the frames from an AP(s) coming from.

    I have done my due diligence of searching. This link http://www.tech-faq.com/wi-fi-software-tools.html lists a lot of tools, however none seems do the job.

    A very close app for iphone is WiFiFoFum http://www.aspecto-software.com/wififofum

    Usage: Say you are sitting in a location and scanning for wifi networks with airmon-ng. So you know signal strength of a particular AP which interests you, however the signal strength is not strong enough. So you need to get close to that AP however you do not know which direction you need to move to get closer to that AP. Hence am looking for an app which when you do the initial scan tells you which directions the APs are located respective to your position.

    Does any such app exist, please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daedalus1776 View Post
    thanks.. I do have that app installed in my laptop... I have checked it again.. I believe the location of the AP is available through the Geo Map once the AP is cracked. However in my case this is BEFORE cracking the AP.

    Moreover, unfortunately I have found Fern Wifi cracker quite unstable in my machine.

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    There is a linux distribution that does that, but I can't for the life of me remember the name of it right now. Anyways, for doing so you must be using a particular wifi antenna, a type called "unidirectional" if I'm not mistaken. I'll do my search during the day and update this post accordingly
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    You need a directional antenna, try to see here http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html or search for "cantenna"

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    Default Re: Looking for a wifi radar which tells the direction of the frames of an AP is comi

    Quote Originally Posted by comaX View Post
    There is a linux distribution that does that, but I can't for the life of me remember the name of it right now. Anyways, for doing so you must be using a particular wifi antenna, a type called "unidirectional" if I'm not mistaken. I'll do my search during the day and update this post accordingly
    OSWA Assistant and the tool it's called MoocherHunter.

    EDIT: BTW, it's called a directional antenna, a.k.a yagi antenna.

    Cheers
    Last edited by Snayler; 07-03-2012 at 07:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snayler View Post
    OSWA Assistant and the tool it's called MoocherHunter.
    I have now downloaded the OSWA ISO and here are couple of issues:

    1. I do not think the developers want this ISO to run under any virtual environment
    2. Very poor mouse integration under Virtual Box Practically unoperable
    3. VMWare installation was better however just about any apps you open including moocherhunter, when you right click inside the shell the app just vanishes. Basically you need to just work in command line (which is ok)
    4. Here is the nail in the coffin: Moocherhunter only supports the following chipsets: PRISM54G, ATHEROS, RTL8187, RT2500, RT2570, IPW2200, IPW2915 where as I have:
    ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter

    Search is still on.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah View Post
    I have now downloaded the OSWA ISO and here are couple of issues:
    1. I do not think the developers want this ISO to run under any virtual environment
    2. Very poor mouse integration under Virtual Box Practically unoperable
    3. VMWare installation was better however just about any apps you open including moocherhunter, when you right click inside the shell the app just vanishes. Basically you need to just work in command line (which is ok)
    Yes, I don't think the distro was made with virtualization in mind, either.
    Quote Originally Posted by hannah View Post
    4. Here is the nail in the coffin: Moocherhunter only supports the following chipsets: PRISM54G, ATHEROS, RTL8187, RT2500, RT2570, IPW2200, IPW2915 where as I have: ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter
    I'm sorry to hear that. When I first discovered moocherhunter, I had at least one of the those, so the limitations weren't an issue for me.
    Either way, it won't work the way you want. As I understand, you don't want to use a directional antenna, and this is an important piece of hardware for this method to work, because you'll just need to point it and check were the signal strength is better. With omnidirectional antennas, you'll have to wander in circles in order to determine the direction of the frames, and still it would be very difficult.

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    @Snayler : yes, thanks for filling in for my bad memory and approximate terms I wasn't too far off though ! And I agree with everything else you said, so you save me some time and thinking !
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    Default Re: Looking for a wifi radar which tells the direction of the frames of an AP is comi

    Try heatmapper from Ekahu, it sounds like exactly what you want;
    http://www.ekahau.com/products/heatmapper/overview.html

    Works best when you have floorplan layout / map

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