WLAN shielding

Howard C. Berkowitz hcb at gettcomm.com
Tue Dec 2 21:55:46 UTC 2003

At 9:51 PM -0500 11/26/03, Sean Donelan wrote:
>On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, David Lesher wrote:
>>  Speaking on Deep Background, the Press Secretary whispered:
>>  > My company is investigating the use of wireless in a couple of our
>>  > conference rooms.  Aside from limiting the scope of reception with various
>>  > directional antennae, does anyone have any suggestions or pointers for
>>  > other ways to limit the propagation of signals (i.e. special shielding
>>  > paint, panels or other wall coatings)?
>>  As I told Andy, you need a "RayProof" or similar brand shielded
>>  conference room. This is Faraday Cage, with a tight-fighting door,
>>  etc.
>Uhm, dumb question.  If it is that important, why are you using
>wireless at all?  Why not install a cheap switch/hub in the middle of the
>conference table and let people plug a patch cord from the hub to their
>Stupid pen-test tricks, instead of using an expensive WiFi scanner and
>cracking WEP; often you can collect better intelligence with a radio
>turned to the frequency used by wireless lapel mics used by executives
>during briefings.

Or by lecturers forgetting them as they went to the bathroom. I only 
did that once.

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