Hotspotter passively monitors the
network for probe request frames to identify the preferred networks of Windows
XP clients, and will compare it to a supplied list of common hotspot network
names. If the probed network name matches a common hotspot name,
Hotspotter will act as an access point to allow the client to authenticate and
associate. -Hotspotter homepage
NOTE: Hotspotter only works
with the hostap drivers/prism cards.
UPDATE: Due to the changed
behaviour of windows clients as a result of the recent changes in Microsoft service packs hotspotter's
effectiveness has been depreciated; more specifically the fact that that windows
clients (by default) no longer probe for networks they have previously been
connected to - if those networks are not visible (for more information see:
tar zxvf hotspotter-0.4
./hotspotter -i ath0 -f ssidlist
Note: Do not put the interface into
monitor mode prior to running hotspotter, the tool will do this itself.
Client Connection and switch to AP
Once a client has been detected -
hotspotter will switch to AP mode to allow the client to connect.
Commands can be added to the initial
hotspotter command with the -e option to allow further interaction with
the host i.e. by starting dhcpd and allocating an IP to the client.
e.g. hotspotter -i wlan0 -f
HOTSPOTLIST -a -e dhcpd