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Monitor portable wifi hotspots in a area

Last Modified: 2014-05-04
We have a factory where a company laptop has been connected directly to a non company provided portable wifi hotspot.  This goes without saying this is a security risk.  I would like to find out who is doing this and why.

We have seen the hotspot appear periodically and I would like an application that tracks wifi access points coming into and out of range over a period of time, so that we can indentify the person and device responsible.  I have seen plenty of desktop (windows) and phone apps that show the access points at a point in time but none seem to track the history. Ideally I would like to see is a log of when the device is present on the factory floor (lunch breaks, shift changes, same times each day etc).

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