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Lost SSID on ap-bridge: how connect to station?

Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:53 pm

I had a routerbord in ap-bridge mode connected to a station wds.
I lost configurations on ap-bridge, so I don't know SSID on remote device.
How can I get it?
I know I can see SSID on station from ap-bridge through Snooper, but vice-versa?

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Re: Lost SSID on ap-bridge: how connect to station?

Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:14 pm

1: You need to enter the WDS station router


2: You need to read your documentation about the installed AP-bridge


3: You can restore your backup file


4: You can use a linux distribution like backtrack with a wireless card with the Promiscuous mode enabled and see what is looking for this station router using aircrack-ng or something like that.

AFAIK is not possible to see the SSID of a station mode ap. Next time you should mark the "ignore SSID" on the WDS tab, to avoid this ; )
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Re: Lost SSID on ap-bridge: how connect to station?

Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:46 am

If you are the owner, just login and check.
It's that simple, but i foresee you trying to access "somebody" network and plan to disturb it.

stop it.

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