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Re: need advice for capturing connection attempt details
From: H Carvey <keydet89 () yahoo com>
Date: 26 Apr 2004 20:44:53 -0000

In-Reply-To: <p06100509bcaedb50b973 () [144 96 241 100]>


I'm having a little trouble understanding your issue(s) here...

I am about to put a Windows XP Pro based Dell laptop into a wireless 
network for the first time.

I would like to be able to capture details of the transactions that 
occur when the computer is introduced in to the wireless environment.

Have you thought about just putting a sniffer on the network, either on the system itself, or on another system?  
Ethereal is a great, and it's free.  

I need some guidance in what software is available that will allow 
incoming and outgoing communications to proceed in a "normal" fashion 
but prevent my machine from being compromised to the extent that some 
or all of the captured information is lost.

Based on what you've asked for, I'd recommend a sniffer to satisfy the first portion of your request...though it won't 
do anything to prevent your system from being compromised.

I would like freeware (please finish laughing before you reply.)

Why would anyone laugh b/c you're asking for freeware?

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