Rogue AP Exact Location

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Jul 8th, 2008

Hi all

Currently i am using WLC,WCS and LA.Right now i am facing problem of Rogue AP.I know his mac address as well as vendor but how can i know his exact location.I am using Netstumbler tool.

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jeromehenry_2 Tue, 07/08/2008 - 06:25

If you see its MAC address on Netstumbler or WCS, from WCS look for the MAC address, click it, and in the upper right menu choose "Present map".

If you have a WCS base version, you'll see the closest access point, if you have a location versin, you will see the rogue AP icon on the map.

This supposes of course that your LAPs do hear the rogue signal...



asif.naveed Tue, 07/08/2008 - 07:08

Actually WCS is not properly configured thats why the problem we are facing no proper maps


Any tool if can help then its better

jeromehenry_2 Tue, 07/08/2008 - 09:47

Ok, well, if Netstumbler is the only tool you have, try to work with the RSSI level, moving your laptop, the higher the RSSI the closer you are to the rogue...

Richard Atkin Tue, 07/08/2008 - 11:58

Hi Asif,

Presuming you can associate to the rogue, and presuming it's connected to your network, associate to the rogue, generate some traffic from your wireless laptop, then search your network for your own MAC address - the switchport your MAC comes from is where the AP is connected to. Then you can shutdown the port and follow the patching back to where ever the AP is.

Failing that - RSSI is your friend!


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