Part of Wireless Assessments is always getting a visual view of your client set up. I am always looking for new ways to do this however the best way I have found is using a tool called GISkismet which was written by a guy I know named Jabra. I was getting ready for work this week and I decided to write a quick article on how to do this. All the tools are open source and available on the backtrack 4 cd except Google earth which you must install.
I am currently doing a lot of WiFi work and realized some of the tools I am used to using were not fully set up in my working version of Backtrack. One of the tools I use a lot is GiKismet which uses Google earth to map out access points. I will cover how to do that in a later article but for this article we are just going to get Google Earth installed.