The Safety Dance: Wardriving The 4.9GHz Public Safety Band presented at PhreakNIC 2012

by Brad Antoniewicz, Robert Portvliet,

Summary : Police, Emergency Medical, and Critical Infrastructure maintain wireless networks on the 4.9GHz Public Safety Band, but whats actually there? Learn how to find, identify, and monitor these networks. This talk discusses the technical details of the 4.9GHz band, then dives deep into the hardware and software required to discover and interact with it. The presenters will show how commercial off the shelf hardware with modified drivers can be used to explore these networks with minimal effort, and disclose the results of wardriving the 4.9GHz band in a number of major US cities.