[Pauldotcom] What's you Wifi Pentesting Gear?
mmcgrew1 at mail.csuchico.edu
Mon Jul 27 22:32:32 UTC 2009
pretty cheap, but recertified.
cheap considering it can do a/b/g/n over USB and it's linksys
On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 2:03 PM, Michael Douglas <mick at pauldotcom.com>wrote:
> I'd suggest you go the cheap route with the Hawking. It's good gear
> to start working on. Just remember that you cannot check for the N
> WiFi band -- so it should not be used for WiFi site audits.
> That is unless you can find a cheap USB wifi card that can do it all
> a,b,g,n,etc. -- if you (anyone else on the list?) do know of one,
> please share. I'd be willing to switch to something more cutting
> - Mick
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 8:21 AM, <infolookup at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Michael,
> > Thanks for the feedback, ideally its for playing around with the tech in
> my home lab and learning it.
> > Once I get an idea of a few things I want to develop a plan for my job's
> network. We recently deployed 2 Cisco wifi controllers, and a bunch (can't
> remember actually number) of AP throughout our four locations, I want to see
> what type of attacks we are open too!
> > ------Original Message------
> > From: Michael Douglas
> > To: PaulDotCom Security Weekly Mailing List
> > Cc: infolookup at gmail.com
> > Sent: Jul 27, 2009 7:21 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Pauldotcom] What's you Wifi Pentesting Gear?
> > If you don't mind sharing (or you're able to do so) could you let us
> > know what you're trying to accomplish? Different WiFi tools are
> > needed for different things.
> > For instance, at the Pen Test Summit in June, Josh Wright made mention
> > of the iPhone using WiFi-Fo-Fum in an area with too many signals.
> > Since the iPhone has a weaker detection than most pro gear (stuff with
> > Real Antennas) the limited range actually helped him narrow down the
> > signals much faster than it might have otherwise taken.
> > ---
> > For the low cost, I'm still loving my Hawking USB WiFis. The hawking
> > G that I bought on John's suggestion is probably the best thing
> > tech-wise I've bought in a long time. It just works. And by works I
> > mean it is amaz-wait for it-ing. The drivers seem to be available for
> > every OS and the fact that the pigtail is just there, makes it a great
> > entry level card. (NOTE THIS DOESN'T DO N I DO NOT USE FOR REAL
> > AUDITS -- but it's still damn handy)
> > I have played with a 1 watt omni directional antenna and wowzers is it
> > fun... but you're gonna have so many SSIDs that you won't know what to
> > do with them. ;-) But for war driving, or doing preliminary work,
> > it's something to consider.
> > On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 4:54 PM, Carlos
> > Perez<carlos_perez at darkoperator.com> wrote:
> >> For pentests the basic kit where I work at are a omni 12dbi, yagui
> >> 24dbi and a 2dbi ruberdukkie. For cards ubiquiti 300mw and a alpha
> >> 500mw, physical laptops running Linux(bactrack or ubuntu). For lab we
> >> have a slew of equipment from linksys, cisco, 2wire, netguear and
> >> enterasys to play with. In addi
> >> Sent from my Mobile addition to this we have a pelican brief filed
> >> with more antenas, pigtails, digital camera ...etc that is used for
> >> wireless surveys and is narrowed during assesments
> >> On Jul 26, 2009, at 1:31 PM, infolookup at gmail.com wrote:
> >>> Hello All,
> >>> With so many wifi gears out there (cards, applications, antennas)
> >>> which is your favorite for wifi testing.
> >>> Are you using a virtual lab/physical?
> >>> I recently got the alpha clone with a rtl8187 chipset(which sucks
> >>> couldn't get it to handle injection under aircrack suite).
> >>> My setup
> >>> WinXP (desktop pci wifi setup)
> >>> 1 windows 7 usb wifi
> >>> 1 Laptop Ububtu 9 (Atheros chipset)
> >>> --Virtual box (Pentoo alpha & BT4pre)
> >>> 2 wifi AP (Linksys & verizon fios)
> >>> 1 La Fonera (with Jasager)
> >>> Thank You!
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