In this video, learn how to carry out a heat map survey of your home or site, identifying access points and coverage.
- [Instructor] When testing wireless networks … it's useful to be able to map out, over the network site, … the various network access points and their coverage. … This not only helps identify unknown networks, … it also identifies network cool and hot spots, … as well as neighboring networks which intrude into the site. … There are many commercial heat mapping software packages, … including Acrylic. … However, there's a free software package, … which is popular, called Ekahau. … It's available for download at the site shown. … Ekahau HeatMapper is an entry-level product … which can be upgraded to the commercial site survey tool. … It doesn't provide a scaling tool … to enable the scale to be set on the map, … but the commercial upgrade does. … It also doesn't allow multiple floors … to be stacked on top of each other, … something other tools may do. … Nevertheless, HeatMapper is pretty useful … for many home and business sites. … The download and installation is straightforward. … I've already got it installed. …
Note: This course is part of our test prep series for the Certified Ethical Hacker exam. Review the complete exam objectives at https://www.eccouncil.org/programs/certified-ethical-hacker-ceh/.
- Selecting an antenna
- Configuring security
- Extracting WEP and network passwords
- Testing passwords
- Harvesting connections from rogue access points
- Attacking networks via Bluetooth
- Capturing wireless packets with Acrylic Wi-Fi
- Heat mapping with Ekahau
- Wi-Fi sniffing with Wireshark
- Testing the Internet of Things