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Old 05-21-2020, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There are many apps that detect what is connected to a wifi network, or what wifi networks are switched on nearby. But how to detect a wifi signal of a device ie: mobile phone, laptop, etc that is not connected to a network but the device has its wifi switched on? Does anyone know if this is actually possible..? Is there already an app for this? and if it is not possible, does anyone know why?
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You can use Airmon-ng /w Airodump-ng , this will require specific hardware.

This will show client devices connected to APs and also client device searching for a AP to connect with.
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You can use Airmon-ng /w Airodump-ng , this will require specific hardware.

This will show client devices connected to APs and also client device searching for a AP to connect with.

Thanks for info.. what is the specific hardware required? and where can I get this from?
As well as using this on a static pc would it work with a mobile phone so that any devices would show up as the phone moved into their wifi ranges?
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Thanks for info.. what is the specific hardware required? and where can I get this from?
As well as using this on a static pc would it work with a mobile phone so that any devices would show up as the phone moved into their wifi ranges?
https://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/ho...ction-0191221/

You just need a supported Wifi card, USB preferablly, I use an ASUS AWUS036H, there is a new model which Ill be switching to but cant remember name off the top of my head.
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https://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/ho...ction-0191221/

You just need a supported Wifi card, USB preferablly, I use an ASUS AWUS036H, there is a new model which Ill be switching to but cant remember name off the top of my head.
Couldnt get the link to work at first.. but got it now.. ill have a proper read and check my wifi cards that ive got for suitability.. Thanks for your help..!
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While we are talking about wifi is this dongle actually any good for my pc's that don't have wifi?
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While we are talking about wifi is this dongle actually any good for my pc's that don't have wifi?
prob best to create a new thread
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True i figured this one was solved any but will do when I feel like it is much easier to make a new post then a new thread
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True i figured this one was solved any but will do when I feel like it is much easier to make a new post then a new thread
thats called thread hijacking
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Oh,yeah sorry about that my apologies
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