Kismet – An 802.11 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system
Can make use of sox and festival to play audio alarms for network events and speak out network summary on discovery. Optionally works with gpsd to map scanning.
Kismet identifies networks by passively collecting packets and detecting standard named networks, detecting (and given time, decloaking) hidden networks, and infering the presence of nonbeaconing networks via data traffic.
Install Kismet in Jaunty
sudo apt-get install kismet
First you need to configure kismet.conf file from your terminal use the following command to open
sudo gedit /etc/kismet/kismet.conf
Change the following options
Uncomment the line #suiduser=your_user_here and add your username that you use to login to Ubuntu.
Next you want to change is the “source=none,none,addme” line. This is where you will add your supported wireless card information.
If you are running Alfa wifi change
If you are running Atheros AR5001X+ card change
If you are running Intel 2100 driver
If you don’t know your relevant network driver, view the Kismet Readme and scroll down to the section “12. Capture Sources”.
If you don’t know your interface name, use iwconfig to find your wireless interface.
Save and Exit the file
Before starting kismet, you need to put your wireless adapter into monitor mode.
Run alfa wifi card in monitor mode
sudo airmon-ng check kill alfa & sudo airmon-ng start alfa
Run Atheros AR5001X+ card in monitor mode
sudo wlanconfig ath0 destroy
sudo wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode monitor
Finally start Kismet from the terminal using the following command
For more information on Kismat check official documentation from here