MeerCAT can be valuable to users with different levels of experience. If you’re new to the field, or if wireless protection is just one of many other duties you have, you should start by learning about wardriving
. Also be sure to check out Kismet
, a free packet-sniffing software that can be used to passively detect wireless access points and wireless clients. MeerCAT ingests Kismet data. Some also find the Linux security distribution BackTrack
helpful; this web site offers additional FAQ’s, HowTo’s, and forums.