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 bounce this yr, with items utilizing IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) expertise top the best way, in accordance with a file via Cahners examine. world wide, shoppers will purchase 7.3 million instant LAN nodes--which contain customer and community hub devices--up from approximately four million final yr. This 3rd ebook within the «HACKING» sequence from Syngress is written via the SoCalFreeNet instant clients team and may hide 802.11a/b/g (»Wi-Fi”) initiatives instructing those thousands of wireless clients the way to «mod» and «hack» wireless entry issues, community playing cards, and antennas to run a number of Linux distributions and create powerful wireless networks. Cahners predicts that instant LANs subsequent 12 months will achieve on Ethernet because the hottest 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 e-book will express wireless fanatics and shoppers of wireless LANs who are looking to alter their wireless tips to construct and set up «homebrew” wireless networks, either huge and small. * instant LANs subsequent yr will achieve on Ethernet because the most well-liked domestic community expertise. 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 booklet will use a sequence of precise, inter-related initiatives to coach readers find out how to adjust their wireless to extend strength and function to compare that of way more dear firm networking items. additionally beneficial properties hacks to permit cellular computing device clients to actively search instant connections all over they move! * The authors are all individuals of the San Diego instant clients staff, that's recognized for development one of the most leading edge and strong «home brew» wireless networks on the earth.
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It would be great if we had the ability to service all the non-wireless technical support issues in the neighborhoods we operate in. Unfortunately, given our limited time and resources, we found it necessary to restrict our support services to maintaining the wireless infrastructure and leaving the end-user technical support issues to third-party companies or relying upon “neighbor helping neighbor” methods. In order to reduce the number of non-wireless technical support issues, we decided to take a “hands-off ” policy with respect to client PCs.
Inevitably, a problem would arise and even if that problem had nothing to do with wireless, we would always get phone calls and e-mails asking for help. From an end-user perspective, I can understand why this happens. The next day your printer stops working, so naturally it must have been something caused by the new wireless card. It would be great if we had the ability to service all the non-wireless technical support issues in the neighborhoods we operate in. Unfortunately, given our limited time and resources, we found it necessary to restrict our support services to maintaining the wireless infrastructure and leaving the end-user technical support issues to third-party companies or relying upon “neighbor helping neighbor” methods.
In reality, the threat is much greater, as wireless signals could potentially be intercepted (or injected) from miles away. With line of sight and the right equipment (a high-gain directional antenna and an amplifier), it is possible for an attacker to pick up wireless signals 20 to 25 miles away. Legal Liability One of the unfortunate downsides to any open wireless Access Point is the potential for it to be abused for illegal and immoral activities. Community wireless networks need to be concerned about activities such as hacking attacks, virus/worm launching, SPAM, e-mail fraud, and illegal downloads (this includes child pornography, copyrighted materials like music and movies, and so on).