Is there a way to scan what other wireless networks are in the neighborhood?

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Hello,

Is there a way to scan a remote location to see if there are other wireless networks in the neighborhood?
We use the accesspoint 330 and 121 and i want to be able to see if an location also publish other unknown wireless networks that are not deployed by us.

Kind regards,
Marco
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Marco en Mariska van den Baard

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If they are in range, have a look at the WIPS functionality that is exposed well via HiveManager...

With a laptop, from Windows Vista and later, without having to install anything you can do the following from the command line:

netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid

There's also InSSIDer that is free and easy to install and works with XP SP3.
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Great this was what I was looking for
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InSSIDer
http://www.metageek.net/products/inss...

http://www.netstumbler.com/

also under monitor > select AP click on the link and then under the ASCP neighbor information you will see what the AP hears on what channel and signal Strength

But you will need to do some mac address lookups to distinguish the vendor.