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Detect WiFi Networks

Hi all,

How can I write a VB.NET function that returns detectable WiFi networks?
That is, how can I obtain a list of available network SSID's, MAC Address and
IP Address of WIFI hotspots within range?

Regards and Thanks,
Nitin
Oct 10 '06 #1
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I suggest trying to find a third-party control as I am 99% positive that the
..NET Framework doesn't have support for WiFi Scanning.
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"Tarun" wrote:
Hi all,

How can I write a VB.NET function that returns detectable WiFi networks?
That is, how can I obtain a list of available network SSID's, MAC Address and
IP Address of WIFI hotspots within range?

Regards and Thanks,
Nitin
Oct 10 '06 #2
Sounds like wardriving. Looking into that might be your best bet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardriving

Oct 10 '06 #3
Hi,

Wardriving is rather surreptitious. I want to enumerate all the WiFi enabled
devices in my room, and then possibly interact with them using C#. Are there
any built-in classes in C# that can list all WiFi devices in range?

Regards,
Tarun

"te******@hotmail.com" wrote:
Sounds like wardriving. Looking into that might be your best bet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardriving

Oct 10 '06 #4
Tarun wrote:
Wardriving is rather surreptitious. I want to enumerate all the WiFi enabled
devices in my room, and then possibly interact with them using C#. Are there
any built-in classes in C# that can list all WiFi devices in range?
Yes, it's surrepetitious. But a wardriving program gathers exactly the
info you're asking for. I mentioned it because you can probably find
an open-source wardriving program you can examine to see how it's done.
Information will probably be sparse or non-existent otherwise.

Oct 10 '06 #5

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