[Winpcap-users] Sniffing WiFi access points nearby

gonzalo diethelm gdiethelm at dcv.cl
Wed Feb 23 09:55:30 PST 2011

> 1. Can WinPCap capture packets for a WiFi network card?
> 2. When my laptop is surrounded by several WiFi access points, are there
> any packets flowing through the air that could be somehow captured by
> WinPCap?
> 3. Say there are packets flowing between my laptop and these access
> points, to which the laptop is not connected, and say WinPCap has captured
> a few of these packets. How do I go about extracting information
> (specifically MAC address) from these packets?

Even a quick note confirming whether this is up WinPCap's alley or not would be enough at this point... If it is, I could invest the time in finding out how to go about it.

Thanks in advance.

Gonzalo Diethelm

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