This assignment requires you to perform the analysis on a real large-scale wireless network.
To fulfill the assignment tasks, you will collect data on access points and evaluate security
situations. We recommend to use the WLAN sniffing tools (e.g., Netspot, Acrylic, Android app
etc.), however you will have the choice to choose one of the best suitable tools. Data
collection must include technology used, deployed network types, channels, data rates and
interference with other networks, security protocols etc. A technical report is to be prepared
according to the specification below. Your report should include the following:
1. Record WLAN access points at a public place (such as at a shopping centre, public
place, home network etc. of your choice).
2. Gather technical information about wireless networks at three different locations
with minimum 10 APs for each location.
3. Test the WLAN sniffing tool and report your observation and recommend how to
secure and/or manage WLAN. Your report should include:
a. Tables for each location containing all technical details about WLAN setup
from your findings.
b. Screenshots (as an evidence) and detail explanation to report working
mechanism (the step by step process) of the identified technique.
c. Explain the use (evaluation) of the technique to secure and/or manage
i. Discuss dual bands and its advantages
ii. Security implications
iii. Others aspect such as special network, multiple SSIDs and vendors