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Help: Can anyone identify what this is?



On Fri, Mar 20, 2015, at 02:26 PM, coderman wrote:
> On 3/19/15, Archivists <[email protected]> wrote:
> > I'm a pen tester by trade. I don't believe these are for wireless attacks.
> 
> citation needed :P
> 
> > They appear to be RF signal detectors; the dB scale is to indicate signal
> > strength and for locating the proximity of broadcasting access points or
> > devices.
> 
> 9dBm / 18dBm / 23 dBm / 30 dBm
>  - these are xmit powers common for 2.4Ghz. 200mW on rightmost device?
> it would need to be next to an access point for detection at that
> level with those antennas. (not likely in stairwell)
> 
> however, 200mW is a common output power level for 802.11bg.  and a
> stairwell carries lots of traffic - e.g. many devices going by.
> 
> of course, without more info, it could be anything.  i still put my
> money on offensive kit...

Ok wow, that's very interesting!

Thanks for the tip.

Alfie

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