WiFi Geolocation

Tool Update – WiFi Geolocation

WiFi geolocation : that is, taking the MAC address for a WAP and performing a lookup in an online database to determine if there are lat/longs available for that address.  If there are, then you can convert the lat/long coordinates into a Google map for visualization purposes.

One alternative appears to be WiGLE.net; there seems to be a free search functionality that requires registration to use.  Registration is free, and you must agree to non-commercial use during the registration process.  Fortunately, there’s a Net::WiglePerl module available, which means that you can write your own code to query WiGLE, get lat/longs, and produce a Google Map…but you have to have Wigle.net credentials to use it. I use ActiveState Perl, so installation of the module was simply a matter of extracting the Wigle.pm file to the C:\Perl\site\lib\Net directory

The script takes a WAP MAC address, or a file containing MAC addresses (or both), at the prompt, and allows you to format your output (lat/longs) in a number of ways:

– tabular format
– CSV format
– Each set of lat/longs in a URL to paste into Google Maps
– A KML file that you can load into Google Earth

All output is sent to STDOUT, so all you need to do is add a redirection operator and the appropriate file name, and you’re in business.

Download Here : code.google.com

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Getting WAP MAC Addresses
So, the big question is, where do you get the WAP MAC addresses?  Well, if you’re using RegRipper, the networklist.pl plugin will retrieve the information for you.  For Windows XP systems, you’ll want to use the ssid.pl plugin.

Here is the GeoMena.org lookup page.



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