Phantom AP, reflection perhaps?

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Phantom AP, reflection perhaps?

Postby Myself » Tue Feb 04, 2003 11:07 pm

Okay, this is weird. I have a USRobotics card in an adapter in my desktop, whose MAC is 00:90:D1:08:xx:xx according to ipconfig on that machine. The configuration utility (the standard P.O.S. program that comes with most Prism 2 cards) reports State: "Associated -- BSS ID = 8A:2B:42:FD:xx:xx"

My laptop has an Orinoco/Sony rebranded card, MAC 08:00:46:0A:xx:xx

NetStumbler sees the 8A2B address from several hundred feet away. When I walk into the house, NetStumbler picks up the 0090 address, intermittently. Sitting right next to the desktop, only the 8A2B appears with a strong green signal. Sometimes the 0090 never even appears.

Where the hell did this 8A2B address come from? There are only two devices here, and neither of them has that screwball MAC.

Both cards are in "802.11 AdHoc" mode.
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Postby Madhadder » Wed Feb 05, 2003 7:38 am

Google'd for the first 3 parts (Company ID)
and found this:

wlan0 IEEE 802.11-b ESSID:"ANY" Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 8A:2B:42:FD:CC:5F
Link Quality:74/100 Signal level:-144 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:3899

Are you using a D-Link Card? Is your card a rebadged D-Link?
If not then it would seem that the Wifi-Program is using
this MAC to Access your Card internaly.
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