A rogue wireless station is an unauthorized station connected to a network via an access point. The access point used for connectivity can either be a /2007/03/01/how-to-secure-wireless-network/”>wireless network is very weak, it can be assumed that a rogue access point also exists and is connected to the network. The rogue access point is usually configured to mimic valid access points settings (at the minimum the same SSID as the wireless network) to prevent the rogue access point from being detected by basic wireless discovery tools.
Most network systems are configured to trust devices that are on the inside of the network. This trust/untrust relationship between devices inside/outside the network perimeter is completely destroyed by wireless technologies.