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i have a laptop with windows 2000 professional and a wireless network card...

is there a program to find an SSID that is in a hotel room without knowing it??

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does anyone have an SSID Sniffer for Windows 2000?
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by:marius_petrescu
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Normally, the SSID-s are found by doing a search from the software or driver delivered with your wireless card.

If you do a network search, all the stations you find in that list are SSID-s with two categories: ad-hoc and ap-s.

If they are not WEP or WPA protected, just connect to them and that's it.
The question remains if they manage their connections, than you could connect but will not have any network access.

Greetings,
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by:waxhawsam
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Try the tmobile hotspot software, besides telling you were all their hotspots are, it's a great tool to manage your wireless card, and will tell you about any ssids it sees.

http://client.hotspot.t-mobile.com/

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Netstumbler is definately a great tool, however it lacks the option to automatically connect to the SSID that its located.

I use Boingo (http://boingo.com/) for this task. Not only does it scan and find Access points broadcasting SSID's and has a one click connect interface, But it also has a database of Hotspots that offer the Boingo Service around the Globe.
I Highly Recommend it.

Cheers,
Phil
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Just a quick follow up, have you had any luck with your search?
Let me know if i can be of any further assistance

Cheers,
Phil
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I for splitting the points it amongst the people who offered an actual tool for the solution.
Thats what he asked for....


Cheers,
Phil
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split cohenphil and mikal613
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