Re: Detect Wireless Access Points

From: Doug Fox (
Date: 04/02/05

Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 12:28:29 -0500

The challenge is some branch managers or some technies in a branch office
would installed AP disregarding company policies. The IT department wants
to identify these "rouge" wireless LAN remotely.

Someone has mentioned Cisco's WLSE or AirMagnet's products, but they cost an
arm and a leg.

We are looking for a "cheaper" solution :-(

"Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
> On Sat, 02 Apr 2005 12:07:28 +0000, donnie wrote:
>> I consult for a mortgage company
>> and I just recommended that they don't go wireless when the move to
>> their new location.
> The only wireless we install is in bridge mode between two units, with MAC
> and key filtering. When you set up the units in bridge mode they don't
> allow outside connections.
> I refuse to do wireless for any of our clients. We had one medical center
> in LA that was adamant about having is install Wireless, we kept saying
> now, then when the client got real demanding, we took out a laptop and did
> a scan of the available networks, found 8 open networks in the area (all
> from the main conference room)..... Once we showed them the problem it was
> easy to dissuade them from implementing wireless.
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