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RE: WiFi question
From: Colin.Scott () csplc com
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 10:43:32 +0000

Well after running around for 2 days attempting to find the source of the
wireless points, it stopped.

We think that someone was running FakeAP, perhaps by accident (playing
around at home then forgetting to switch off), all the peer-to-peer Access
Points were of the same name and all the MACs were not corrupted. We
narrowed the signal down to a specific desk, but there were no devices in
the area (and no power leads going into drawers anywhere)... can only
assume it was a PDA or something.

One of lifes mysteries.

Thanks for all the on and off-line responses very informative.


             Ron DuFresne                                                  
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                                       RE: [Full-Disclosure] WiFi question 

I'm still not convinced that, more than a few feet from a device, the
interference would even be detectable.

Though two devices within 10 feet <both setup in the same room> of another
might well conflict with one  another, and might be what the original
poster on device contention was running into.


Ron DuFresne
"Sometimes you get the blues because your baby leaves you. Sometimes you
'cause she comes back." --B.B. King
        ***testing, only testing, and damn good at it too!***

OK, so you're a Ph.D.  Just don't touch anything.

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