Travel back to the days of war driving and war chalking.
- Okay guys, well, I've got something special for you in this episode. What we're gonna be talking about is something kinda old fashioned known as war driving and war chalking, but it's on the Network Plus, so we need to cover it. And to help me, I got my friend Logan Murphy to help out. Logan is the, ready, one millionth A+ certified technician, and he's been kind enough to fly down here and help me out with this particular shoot. Thanks for coming here, man. - Pleasure to be here, Mike. Thank you. - So I got a question for you. I'm judging that you're in your 20s, right? - Yup. - So did you ever do any war driving? - Considering I didn't have a driver's license, and I mean, really, I didn't even get into wireless that early so...
- I hear you. - Kinda the whole thing, no. - Okay. - Never, no experience. - Do you understand what war driving is? - I get the idea, you know, that you're in a car driving around looking for wireless networks, and... - That's the basic idea. - Doing something with it. - Yeah. All right. So anyway, we're gonna cover this real quick, have a little bit of fun, tease CompTIA for keeping some of these more esoteric subjects on the Network Plus, but in order to do this, we need to go back in time a little bit. - How are we gonna do that, Mike? - It's easy. Like this. (imitating mysterious noises) Well, it's the last '90s/early 2000s.
How do you feel? - I feel so much younger somehow. - Wow, and you look amazing. - Oh, thank you, you too. - Aw, you say that to all the girls. Hey, how do you like Windows ME? - Oh man, I just got done installing it, and it's just the fastest thing ever. - Cool, but see, I'm gonna be sticking with Microsoft Bob, 'cause I'm old-school that way. So hey, man, are you ready to do some war driving? - I guess. You probably have to explain it to me, though. - Well, what we're gonna be doing is we're gonna be driving around in my car and we're gonna be using this Pringle can antenna because they haven't yet invented Yagi antennas that can plug directly into laptop wireless NICs.
And we're gonna be looking for these rare and elusive things called 802.11 wireless networks. - Wow, where do we even get started? - Well, we're gonna have to go jump in my car. Let's go for a ride. - All right. - So you ready to go war driving? - I think I've got everything we need. - You got your Pringles can antenna, Yagi antenna? - Good to go. - Hang on, let's unwaterproof it here. Okay. - All right. - So you got your laptop. - Ready to go. - And your wireless network card plugged in? - Got that. - You got your GPS device? - Hopefully. - Fantastic. I think we're ready to go.
- All right, let's rock. - Let's find some wireless networks. - Find any wireless? - No. - Find any wireless? - No. - Did you find any wireless? - No. - Find any wireless? - [Logan] Wait, wait, wait, Mike, wait a second. I think I've got one. - [Mike] What do you got? - [Logan] I, well, looks like a 802.11b network. - [Mike] Excelente. We've got our fist wireless network.
- [Logan] Well, what do we do now? - [Mike] Now we're gonna do war chalking, silly. - [Logan] War chalking? - [Mike] Yeah. What we use are these standardized symbols that were developed a long time ago. There's really three symbols that you'll probably see on the network bus. The top one is a regular open node, so there's no encryption or anything, and you use that symbol there, and you write down the SSID and then the bandwidth. The next one is a closed node. A closed node means that it's got some form of encryption or DHCP intercept that's keeping me from getting in there, and we just write the SSID.
And the bottom one is for WEP. Now keep in mind when this was developed, there only was WEP. There was no WPA or any of that stuff yet. So we would write down the SSID, we would put down the access contact, and then bottom here is the bandwidth. So make sure you recognize those three symbols. So let's get ready to do some war chalking. - [Logan] All right, where's the chalk? - [Mike] Right here. Well, this looks like as good as any of a place to do our war chalking. - [Logan] Well, let's do it. - [Mike] Okay. So, here we go. So it was an open network? - [Logan] Yeah, it was open.
- [Mike] All right, and what was the SSID? - [Logan] It was Belkin. - [Mike] Belkin. And what was the bandwidth? - [Logan] Probably two? - [Mike] Two meg? Perfect. Welp, that's our first war chalking. - [Logan] It's awesome. Let's go do some more. - [Mike] Sure. - [Logan] Man, maybe someday the internet and wireless networks, and there'll just be a real-time display of every network on the planet.
- [Mike] With GPS coordinates? - [Logan] Oh yeah, just live and up-to-date. - [Mike] That would be nice. One day, Logan, one day. - [Logan] One day.
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