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Wi-Fi Tools for Analysis and GEO Locating Program (WTAG)

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This Program will review the capability of hidden devices in structures, peer-to-peer hidden communication through use of common devices such as PSP, Nintendo DS, iPhones and geo-location of those Wi-Fi devices.  We will also review real-world circumstance of Wi-Fi being involved in Child Pornography, Terrorism, and Child Exploitation.

The WTAG will review the threats, the exploits, and the defense techniques along with real-world investigative techniques available to Law Enforcement. We will take an in-depth look at these fields, exposing you to Wi-Fi threats through the eyes of an attacker. Using readily available and open-source tools and off-the-shelf devices, we will navigate through the techniques attackers use to exploit Wi-Fi devices, what information they can glean from a device and how this can be used.  We will further explore the use of Wi-Fi devices utilized for hidden communication and storage purposes. 

This course is designed for the intermediate to advanced skill level student.

Type: Advanced

Length: 5 days


  • Introduction to Wi-Fi technology              
  • Backtrack software capabilities
  • Netwitness
  • Wireshark
  • Search techniques
  • 802.11 identification and exploitation
  • Router analysis


Instructional personnel in WTAG include senior law enforcement instructors with many years of extensive electronic surveillance equipment operation backgrounds. The technical and operational experience gathered from hundreds of criminal investigations, allow our instructors to offer the latest in electronic surveillance operation techniques.

Tuition and Cost


Included in the tuition price is a complete portable, Wi-Fi identification and geo-location system to include an instrument controller, Shadow DF device, 802.11 radio interface and associated software.

Due to the sensitive nature of this equipment, the student must make arrangements to ship/transport the equipment from FLETC to his duty station at the end of the program.  FLETC will not be responsible for shipping the equipment.

Prerequisites for Attendance

For acceptance into any of the electronic surveillance programs the applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Be a full time sworn law enforcement officer/agent or a full time employee who is employed by a Federal, State, County or Municipal Law Enforcement Agency,
  2. Has the approval of their respective agency and,
  3. Will be attending the training on agency time

All applicants are required to sign a statement that they have reviewed the prerequisites and that they meet all of the prerequisites required for attendance prior to attending.

Partner organization personnel have first priority for selection.

Contact Information

Training Technician
Technical Operations Training Facility
Bldg. 217
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Glynco, GA 31524
Phone: (912) 267-2702
Fax: (912) 267-2797

Training Dates

There are currently no training dates or other items within this program.