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Old 09-06-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Question Best Wifi Card for WEP Wireless Security Testing?


Hi,

for quite a while now I have been security testing for various friends and clients (e.g. SAM file password strengths, unnecessarily open ports and User Permissions)..

However my laptop has a Broadcom Wireless card (The Drivers for Linux are a tad iffy as well) which as I found out is awful if you want to test the strength of the hex key on a wifi network...

My question is that if I was to buy an external wireless dongle to use for security HEX testing, is their a recommended brand/product or one that is better then others?

Any suggestions or recommendations on this would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

DoctorZeus
 
Old 09-06-2011, 07:57 PM   #2
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Hello,

There are many out there, but I recommend any Orinico chipset, along with the Alfa AWUS036NH, which is what I have. Works flawless for me....

Cheers,

Josh

PS - Check out my blog about how I set my chipset up if you want....
 
Old 09-08-2011, 08:13 AM   #3
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Hello,

There are many out there, but I recommend any Orinico chipset, along with the Alfa AWUS036NH, which is what I have. Works flawless for me....

Cheers,

Josh

PS - Check out my blog about how I set my chipset up if you want....
Ok thanks for the Recommendation

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Old 09-08-2011, 10:46 AM   #4
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Just remember to do a sh*tload of research before buying any chipset, as some might work without a hitch with linux, whereas others have little to no support.
 
Old 09-09-2011, 08:42 AM   #5
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I would also recommend getting a separate AP/wrouter that you can hack to do power-level adjustments (probably cheaper than attenuator + all the associated soldering/cabling you'd need to do). This way, you can see the effects of different injection techniques at different signal strengths. Additionally, a good hackable AP/wrouter will allow you to setup a built-in 802.1x network and test LEAP attacks. Plus the requisite WPA1/WPA2 attacks you can test. And it's isolated from your normal home wireless network, so if you mess up routes, you don't get your wife/kids/parents/whomever complaining about "the internet is broken."

Just my $0.02
 
Old 09-09-2011, 08:24 PM   #6
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along with the Alfa AWUS036NH, which is what I have. Works flawless for me....
I have this one, it works great.
 
  


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