Wireless Hacking: Projects for Wi-Fi Enthusiasts by Lee Barken, Eric Bermel, John Eder, Matt Fanady, Alan

By Lee Barken, Eric Bermel, John Eder, Matt Fanady, Alan Koebrick, Michael Mee, Marc Palumbo

Revenues of instant LANs to domestic clients and small companies will start this 12 months, with items utilizing IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) expertise best the way in which, in line with a file through Cahners study. around the globe, shoppers will purchase 7.3 million instant LAN nodes--which contain consumer and community hub devices--up from approximately four million final 12 months. This 3rd e-book within the «HACKING» sequence from Syngress is written through the SoCalFreeNet instant clients crew and should disguise 802.11a/b/g (»Wi-Fi”) tasks educating those hundreds of thousands of wireless clients tips on how to «mod» and «hack» wireless entry issues, community playing cards, and antennas to run a variety of Linux distributions and create powerful wireless networks. Cahners predicts that instant LANs subsequent yr will achieve on Ethernet because the preferred domestic community know-how. shoppers will hook up 10.9 million Ethernet nodes and 7.3 million instant out of a complete of 14.4 million domestic LAN nodes shipped. This publication will exhibit wireless fans and shoppers of wireless LANs who are looking to alter their wireless how you can construct and set up «homebrew” wireless networks, either huge and small. * instant LANs subsequent 12 months will achieve on Ethernet because the most well-liked domestic community know-how. shoppers will hook up 10.9 million Ethernet nodes and 7.3 million instant consumers out of a complete of 14.4 million domestic LAN nodes shipped. * This publication will use a sequence of particular, inter-related initiatives to educate readers find out how to regulate their wireless to extend strength and function to check that of way more pricey firm networking items. additionally beneficial properties hacks to permit cellular desktop clients to actively search instant connections far and wide they move! * The authors are all individuals of the San Diego instant clients staff, that is recognized for development essentially the most leading edge and robust «home brew» wireless networks on the planet.

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The answer is simple: Although standards do exist, the Wi-Fi Alliance performs interoperability testing and also serves as a non-profit, industry advocate. Once a product has successfully completed interoperability testing, it can use the “Wi-Fi” trademark on its packaging. Surprisingly, up to 25 percent of products do not pass the testing process on their first run! With the Wi-Fi seal on various products, consumers can rest assured that an Access Point purchased from one company will work with a PCMCIA card purchased from another company.

The probe request includes the SSID of the network that the client is attempting to communicate with. This probe response will contain synchronization details, similar to the information found in a management beacon. Note that APs in Closed Network mode still broadcast a management beacon; however, the portion of the management beacon where the SSID would normally be found is blank. 3 Closed Network Mode client 1. probe request from client (broadcast across all channels with a specific SSID) client 2.

11b can vary widely, but each access point (with default antennas) typically covers a few hundred feet (indoors) or a few thousand feet (outdoors). With specialized, external antennas, this range can be greatly increased. 11b operates in the Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) unlicensed spectrum. More about ISM in a moment. These speeds include a relatively high amount of “overhead,” as required by the protocol to operate. 11 flavors) is typically about 50–60 percent of the advertised speeds.

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