eEye Retina Wireless Security
This product is a free download but
user registration is required.
eEye reports that the Retina Wireless
Security Scanner (RWSS) can:
Detect IEEE 802.11 based access points and
AdHoc devices, displaying detailed configuration information.
detected device is an access point, the scanner will attempt to get the
IP-related information from inside the network. That information that the
scanner can detect includes the IP addresses of DHCP and DNS services,
default gateways and access point, as well as domain names and other host
and network information.
events to a REM Management Server if unauthorized wireless devices are
Brute-force WEP keys.
Generate HTML, XML, and text reports.
Per Device Statistics
Signal to Noise ratio display
Unauthorised device detection
WEP key brute forcing
The tool is reported to support a
wide range of NDIS 5.1 compatible wireless cards, however in testing it really
did not like the NDIS 5.1 Intel 3945 ABG Centrino card spawning numerious error
alerts. Although it did work happily with an Atheros based Ubiquiti card.
The main page displays a listing of
all of the detected devices
Signal to noise ratio display:
Simple signal to noise ratio graph
(the bar at the bottom allows you to trace back through the scan history) - the
scan can be accompanied by an optional monotonous beep as required :
Display filter accessible from the
Unauthorised Wireless Device Detection:
Unauthorised devices are detected
based on their MAC addresses and the imaged displayed for the device changed
depending on whether is is listed in the authorised MAC address list:
The documentation does state that the
software can send events to a REM Management Server but this functionality was
not evident in the software version tested.
The WEP key brute forcing option
within the tool is probably it's most interesting feature. It comes with a
pitiful default list of 5 keys, more keys can be added manually (sadly there is
no function to import another list!). However as a workaround it is simple
to replace the existing list at C:\Program Files\eEye Digital Security\Retina
Wireless Scanner\wepdic.txt with your own list (as has been done below).