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Wellenreiter is a GTK/Perl wireless network discovery and auditing tool. Prism2, Lucent, and Cisco based cards are supported. It is the easiest to use Linux scanning tool. No card configuration has to be done anymore. The whole look and feel is pretty self-explaining. It can discover networks (BSS/IBSS), and detects ESSID broadcasting or non-broadcasting networks and their WEP capabilities and the manufacturer automatically. DHCP and ARP traffic are decoded and displayed to give you further information about the networks. An ethereal/tcpdump-compatible dumpfile and an Application savefile will be automaticly created. gpsd can be used to track the location of the discovered networks.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  30 Aug 2003 05:46

    Release Notes: The User guide was included in the docs diretory. The packet capture length was raised from 400 to 65535 to avoid truncating packets. A patch was applied for better detection of Prism 2-based PCI and USB cards. The Choose Card window was fixed, and the text in the IBSS/ESS window is now correct.

    •  17 Apr 2003 02:27

      Release Notes: A completely new Interface and look and feel were added. All the statistic windows are removed. The scannerwindow is now the mainwindow and controlpoint. Autodetection of the cardtype and other configuration setting eliminates the need for user configuration. The usability of the interface has been raised with the new tree and clist split layout. save- and dumpfile generation was automated. Scanning is faster, and a lot of bugs and leaks were fixed.

      •  01 Apr 2003 02:20

        Release Notes: Wellenreiter II is based on Qt and this first public alpha is only available in binary for Linux-based PDAs like the Sharp Zaurus and the Compaq iPaq. Current features include detecting and visualizing infrastructure and ad-hoc networks, displaying SSIDs, MAC addresses of stations, APs and cells, beacon counters, first/last seen, loading and saving of sessions.

        •  07 Oct 2002 06:25

          Release Notes: This version adds a complete new packet decoding engine. DHCP and ARP data frame decoding functions were added. The nightcolors are now fixed. XmitPower : 1 was added to the startsniff command. The noise packets were removed by adding a double check function into the beacon detection. A cleanup routine was added to the close function of the statistic window.

          •  05 Sep 2002 06:52

            Release Notes: This version has a lot of code cleaning, and adds update instructions. It should now be able to run on newer Lucent firmware levels. There was some speedup the load process, a quick hack of a network and accesspoint counter in the statusbar, constant logging functionality, the logwindow button was removed, and you can now open the log from the menu "View" inside of the scanner window. A night color feature, a map point export routine, bugfixes for the GPS lockup, and bugfixes for a slow machine lockup problem were implemented.


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