‘How-To: Hack NetStumbler to Enable Wireless Zero Configuration’

Summary

Israel Torres discovered a way to enable Microsoft Windows Wireless Zero Configuration Utility when running NetStumbler.

Credit:

‘The original article can be found at: http://www.chroniclesofawardriver.org/How-To_Hack_NSv4.4.0_Enable_WZC.html


Details

‘It is a known fact that NetStumbler disables Microsoft Windows Wireless Zero Configuration Utility when starting up NetStumbler. This is purposeful as wardriving has nothing to do with connecting to foreign Access Points at any time during the wardrive. The author of NetStumbler Marius Milner enabled this restriction with good intention. However Marius did not provide an option for those that used their machines for more than wardriving while NetStumbler is active. Such projects may be remote systems running wardriving systems where foreign APs and authorized APs may mix. Marius constructed a wall so that no one may accidentally connect to a legal access point while NetStumbler is running. After a few hours of tinkering with NetStumbler a flaw was located in how this ‘wall’ was being devised during NetStumbler startup. Using the modified version as depicted below disables this wall. In essence we are disabling the disabler from loading correctly. It is transparent to the user other than just plain not seeing the ‘Please Wait (While WZC is being disabled) Screen’.

 * The tutorial requiers NetStumbler 0.4.0

The complete tutorial on how to enable Microsoft Windows Wireless Zero Configuration can be found at: http://www.chroniclesofawardriver.org/How-To_Hack_NSv4.4.0_Enable_WZC.html

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