Wireless monitoring within a network.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by jen.mathieu.mail, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Hi,

    If I am on a wireless network that is encrypted and a friend of mine
    created this network can that person view packets I sent over the
    network or does the encyption mean this is not possible (we are
    talking about someone with limited technical knowledge - like myself!)

    Basically this person set up the network and I just log on.

    jen.mathieu.mail, Jan 21, 2009
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  2. jen.mathieu.mail

    ~ Guest

    most likely a packet reader.
    ~, Jan 21, 2009
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  3. jen.mathieu.mail

    why? Guest

    On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 13:55:47 -0800 (PST),
    Depends if it's basic WEP encryption, broken in a few minutes.
    or something like WPA2
    and other basic precautions make it less worth the effort of trying.
    That person or any person :)

    The person that set it up is more likely to know the settings and it's
    easy with something like CACE AirPcap and the companion WIreshark.

    Several other tools will discover info about wireless links, such as
    Your basic packet sniffer on a wireless link, will show some information
    about the system, but the data packets will show as encrypted.

    why?, Jan 22, 2009
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