To connect to a wireless network?

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I am trying to connect to my company's wi fi network. Is it neccessary to know the SSID name and the WEP Or WPA key? Also can we try sniffers like aircap to gather and capture the required credentials. Do tools like these capture the SSID name and the encryption key also?

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To connect to wifi use the option in wireless network to view wireless around you . It will find the wireless which are detected select the one which is ur companies and select connect, it will ask for the wep key ask your IT people for the same.

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  • Flame
    If you are attempting to connect to your company's WiFi, The IT staff will have all the information you need. If you need to use programs such as "Aircrack" to gain access chances are you are probably not supposed to be connecting to the network.
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  • Rahul Shrivastava
    We are doing it in a testing environment and for testing purposes and the SSID is not broadcasted. The SSID name can be found out but i wanna ask that is the WEP or WPA key also needed to connect to the particular network.?If yes can it be sniffed using Aircap tool?
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  • Schmidtw
    There are various ways to get the keys...but generally demand excessive processor capabilities. Certainly, if the device is not yours, this is strictly prohibited. If the device is yours, simply access it using the web-interface and then pull the information off. Going back to the original question...if you are having trouble or don't see networks: Start>Run>"services.msc>Windows Zero Wireless Config>Start this service. Hope this helps! -Schmidtw
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  • Schmidtw
    I didn't fully read the question before, but now that I noticed that you are trying to connect to your company's network, getting the information would be as simple as visiting the network administrator or I.T. manager. Hope this helps! -Schmidtw
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