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    Default Wireless security testing beginner, what kit shall i get?

    Hi everyone,

    I am about to embark on a wireless security mission, by that i mean im going to learn how to hack and exploit wireless security networks to improve my testing skills and hopefully get me a better paid job.

    I have armed myself with a copy of Wi-Foo and now am looking to what kit to get to start, i currently have a mac book pro, but am unsure if i can hack the wireless card to go into RFMON, or passive modes, i think its time to get some new kit.

    I am looking at something cheap and really liking the Aspire one from Acer, but am unsure if the atheros wireless card is a good all rounder, from what i heard its better to go for the prism cards....

    I have seen these min laptops selling for £150 or so, which is all i really want to spend, obviously it will be running linux and i want it to be portable.

    Has anyone got an Aspire one?, are they good for wireless hacking?

    Can anyone recommened me a good setup, which is affordable and that can be used in conjuction with Wi Foo so i can learn this new yet interesting art?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linux_cat View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I am about to embark on a wireless security mission, by that i mean im going to learn how to hack and exploit wireless security networks to improve my testing skills and hopefully get me a better paid job.
    I have armed myself with a copy of Wi-Foo and now am looking to what kit to get to start, i currently have a mac book pro, but am unsure if i can hack the wireless card to go into RFMON, or passive modes, i think its time to get some new kit.I am looking at something cheap and really liking the Aspire one from Acer, but am unsure if the atheros wireless card is a good all rounder, from what i heard its better to go for the prism cards....
    I have seen these min laptops selling for £150 or so, which is all i really want to spend, obviously it will be running linux and i want it to be portable.
    Has anyone got an Aspire one?, are they good for wireless hacking?
    Can anyone recommened me a good setup, which is affordable and that can be used in conjuction with Wi Foo so i can learn this new yet interesting art?
    Thanks
    What is "Wi Foo" ?
    Buy a couple of different cards and what not and experiment with them. Use the wiki for more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archangel.amael View Post
    What is "Wi Foo" ?
    It's a book.

    Other than that, I shan't comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorn View Post
    It's a book.

    Other than that, I shan't comment.
    I was actually thinking of something else.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
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