Netstumbler only seeing WEP encryption?

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Netstumbler only seeing WEP encryption?

Postby Phokur » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:08 pm

I am using W2K, I have WPA encryption on my router and Netstumbler shows it as WEP. Any idea why?
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Postby Airstreamer » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:18 pm

Phokur wrote:I am using W2K, I have WPA encryption on my router and Netstumbler shows it as WEP. Any idea why?


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Postby beakmyn » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:05 am

Phokur wrote:I am using W2K, I have WPA encryption on my router and Netstumbler shows it as WEP. Any idea why?


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Postby Phokur » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:17 am

Roger!
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Postby Phokur » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:26 am

Alright, just to clarify. Your post means search again does it not Airstream? Can I have a hint whether it's W2K's side or NS's side?
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Postby Starpoint » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:03 am

Phokur wrote:I am using W2K, I have WPA encryption on my router and Netstumbler shows it as WEP. Any idea why?


IMHO, the only REAL reason you would be interested in knowing exactly what kind of security they have is if you were going to try to gain entry.

Please tell me you are not thinking about hopping on someone else's WIFI illegally? My flame thrower is in the shop being cleaned.
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Postby beakmyn » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:18 am

Phokur wrote:Alright, just to clarify. Your post means search again does it not Airstream? Can I have a hint whether it's W2K's side or NS's side?


A user comes to a forum and does not know why his program doesn't see WPA. 2 men are at the forum. 1 of them always tells the truth, and the other one always lies. He may ask the men on question to find his way.
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Postby streaker69 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:38 am

beakmyn wrote:A user comes to a forum and does not know why his program doesn't see WPA. 2 men are at the forum. 1 of them always tells the truth, and the other one always lies. He may ask the men on question to find his way.


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Postby Starpoint » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:41 am

Phokur wrote:Alright, just to clarify. Your post means search again does it not Airstream? Can I have a hint whether it's W2K's side or NS's side?



No you may not have a hint, clue, lead, etc.


Offhand why do you need to know if they are running WPA or WEP? Granted WEP is not as secure as WPA but better than nothing. Give us a reason why you are wanting this information?
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Postby Phokur » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:18 am

Starpoint wrote:Give us a reason why you are wanting this information?


Alright. I am using W2K which some of you may know doesn't have a wireless connection utility like XP. I remembered NS (I last had it in '05) had something of the sort, ofc now I see it doesn't let me connect so I'm back where I started. After launching it I saw it called my connection WEP encrypted which I found odd. If it was NS side I don't really gaf because I can't use it anyway, but if W2K side then I have a problem; I need to get it to recognize WPA. WEP is virtually unencrypted in 2008, so yea I'd like to use WPA. Anyway, I believe it is, in fact, W2K side. kthxbai
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Postby Starpoint » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:24 am

Phokur wrote:Alright. I am using W2K which some of you may know doesn't have a wireless connection utility like XP. I remembered NS (I last had it in '05) had something of the sort, ofc now I see it doesn't let me connect so I'm back where I started. After launching it I saw it called my connection WEP encrypted which I found odd. If it was NS side I don't really gaf because I can't use it anyway, but if W2K side then I have a problem; I need to get it to recognize WPA. WEP is virtually unencrypted in 2008, so yea I'd like to use WPA. Anyway, I believe it is, in fact, W2K side. kthxbai


Simple solution for you. Run NS under XP and see what it shows.
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Postby shamrock365 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:14 am

Short Answer: Any encryption that NS finds comes up a WEP. I don't know the exact reason for it but it does. NS is for Stumbling. Nothing more. In fact, most Wardrives wouldn't care what encryption was in use. If they did, they would use Kismet etc...
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Postby beakmyn » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:25 am

shamrock365 wrote:Short Answer: Any encryption that NS finds comes up a WEP. I don't know the exact reason for it but it does. NS is for Stumbling. Nothing more. In fact, most Wardrives wouldn't care what encryption was in use. If they did, they would use Kismet etc...


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Postby shamrock365 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:11 pm

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Postby Thorn » Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:21 pm

shamrock365 wrote:I'll send you a keg of the Black Stuff from St.James...


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