Wireless Networks Thread, Tracing hotspot owners in Technical; Hi
Having increasing number of students bring in their own devices and setting up unsecured mobile hotspots for others to ...
6th December 2013, 11:58 AM #1
Tracing hotspot owners
Having increasing number of students bring in their own devices and setting up unsecured mobile hotspots for others to connect to (thus avoiding our proxies and causing issues with campus devices connecting to them) - how are others dealing with this issue? Is there an easy way to trace back the owners of these devices?
6th December 2013, 12:34 PM #2
DDoS the connection and see who looks worried?
If you can see it from a wifi device, have a wander round the school and see where it's strongest.
That'll narrow it down to a class, but after that it's pretty much the teachers job to monitor what their class is doing.
6th December 2013, 12:40 PM #3
Route all traffic from default gateway to this device, see how hot the phone gets.
Originally Posted by X-13
Thanks to SovietRussia from:
Netman (6th December 2013)
6th December 2013, 12:42 PM #4
Its a pain when our faculty kit connects to them and then lose all network resources.
Managed to connect to one just now via an android phone and then used the fing app to see a list of connected devices. Handy as it revealed the name of the device - now to try and trace the owner
6th December 2013, 12:58 PM #5
- Rep Power
walk round for a month, connect to each and start download a bunch of large files, it will soon were out their available credit.
6th December 2013, 01:42 PM #6
Meraki has a feature that allows you to contain the 'rogue' access point and stop devices connecting to it. It may be worth checking if your wireless system has a similar feature.
6th December 2013, 01:49 PM #7
Aerohive has a similar feature to Meraki where you can effectively 'drown out' any rogue AP detected on site. Not had a chance to use it yet...
6th December 2013, 01:52 PM #8
Not sure of a method of locating them, however just a piece of advice - DDoSing or 'drowning out' any rogue AP by flooding the frequency etc... would potentially be illegal. So, don't go doing that unless you know you're not breaking relevant laws.
6th December 2013, 02:08 PM #9
Just to make it clear, I was joking.
Originally Posted by localzuk
The REAL advice was after that.
6th December 2013, 02:20 PM #10
Could something like this:
3G UbiCell Personal CDMA Base Station
Be used to hijack mobile signals and prevent them from communicating with the local mast?
6th December 2013, 02:41 PM #11
Don't think that'd work, as generally you have to get femotocells from specific networks to use the correct frequencies for those networks. Plus it'd be illegal to interfere with public phone connections.
Originally Posted by tmcd35
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