RE: Wardriving with Yagi Antennas



Do a little research on antennas in general. If you're wardriving, you want an omni-directional antenna with a fair amount of gain. If this antenna you're looking at goes "up to 10 miles", it's gonna be very directional. You want something with more of a circular pattern. An 8 db gain onmi will reach out pretty far but if you're in a city, you might miss things in high buildings close to you. If you're someplace where it's flat with few tall buildings, perhaps a 12 db gain would work. Look at and understand the pattern of the antenna you're getting. In a pen-test, you know your target (as opposed to random wardriving) so you might want to use a high gain directional antenna like this yagi you're talking about to connect to the target network from a long way away.

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Terry Cutler
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 11:18 AM
To: pen-test@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Wardriving with Yagi Antennas

hi guys hope your weekend is good so far. Does anyone have any
experience with teh Yagi Antenna booster ? They claim it can boost up
to 10 miles. Just wonder if anyone has used it while wardriving. Maybe
there's a better antenna you'd recommend ?

Thanks in advance !

--
./Terry Cutler
Master CNE , CDE, CLP, Certified Ethical Hacker

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