Archive of tag ‘WiFi’

Monday 1 October, 2012 om 19.20 door Ad  

Android phone not connecting to WiFi

At home I have an internet connection and a wireless router. Some equipment is connected wired (ethernet) and other through WiFi. My Android phone automatically connects to my wireless when I arrive at home. Regularly I discover that it does not work, that is to say the phone is connected to the router but is not connected to the internet. The phone also gets no IP address from the DHCP server of the of the Internet provider. >> >>

Monday 10 September, 2012 om 15.37 door Ad  

Hacking the WiFi network of your neighbor

This article is not meant to be a hacking guide. Its only purpose is to demonstrate how easy (or difficult) it is to hack into the WiFi networks in your neighborhood. Criminals, law-enforcement officers, secret agents and alike can crack about half of these networks in about two hours, while sitting in a van near your house. You'd better know this. >> >>

Sunday 9 September, 2012 om 21.21 door Ad  

Brute-force attack on a WiFi network

WiFi is popular. People have such a network at home. ISP supply their bandwidth through WiFi and in many public places - like airports, trains, bars, hotels -  WiFi service is available. This post is the third in a series of discussing WiFi vulnerabilities. Earlier post were: >> >>

Sunday 9 September, 2012 om 17.13 door Ad  

Monitoring WiFi traffic of your neighbors

I will show how to monitor all WiFi network traffic in the range of your wireless adapter. In a previous post I have explained how to to get your wireless adapter recognized by a computer running Linux. In the following it is assumed you are running Ubuntu. Other Linux flavors require only obvious changes. >> >>

Saturday 8 September, 2012 om 19.36 door Ad  

What chipset is in your wireless adapter?

Wireless adapter
In case your operating system (OS) is a member of the Windows family any built-in wireless adapter will be recognized and functioning by the OS, and any external USB wireless adapter will either run out of the box, or run after you installed the driver from the CD coming with the USB adapter. In case of an Apple laptop the OS will also know how to deal with the wireless adapter. This simple install procedure is for 99% of the users a satisfactory situation. However, not if you want to fully explore all the wireless stations in your neighborhood. For an in-depth exploration you will have to be able to put your wireless adapter in "monitor mode", rather than in the default "managed mode". You will have to use as OS a member of the Linux family  if you want to put your wireless adapter in monitor mode. Of course your reason for using Linux could as well be that Linux is your favorite OS anyway. >> >>