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How To Crack WEP - Part 1: Setup & Network Recon

It's common knowledge that WEP can be "easily" cracked. But did you ever wonder how easy it is? In Part 1 of a two-part series, Humphrey Cheung takes you step-by-step through putting together a WEP-cracking setup and using Kismet to find vulnerable wireless LANs.

How To: Building a BlueSniper Rifle - Part 1

There are those who think Bluetooth is secure due to its intentionally-limited range. But Part 1 of this article by Humphrey Cheung shows you how a little time and not a lot of money can produce a weapon that can blow away any such thoughts.

How To: Adding Internal Wireless LAN to a Notebook

Today's notebooks all come with the ability to host an internal wireless LAN card. But cost-sensitive buyers may choose to forego that option and later regret it. But as long as you're willing to do some homework, our How To shows that it's not that hard to add a WLAN card yourself.

How To: Using m0n0wall to create a Wireless Captive Portal

The freedom of wireless networking is now a reality for everybody with a suitably equipped device. At one time too expensive for everything other than corporate use on a business network, Wi-Fi is now mainstream. In many respects, this is due to Intel's extensive marketing of its Centrino brand, launched in mid-March 2003.

How To: Manually Setting Up the Linksys WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander

Linksys' WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander [reviewed here] is a WDS-based 802.11b / g repeater that Linksys says works only with its WAP54G access point and WRT54G and WRT54GS wireless routers. But with a little effort, you can get it to function with any 802.11b or g product that supports WDS-based bridging and/or repeating.

How To: Wireless LAN Performance Improvement

Probably the most frequently asked question about wireless LANs is how to improve their performance. Although the focus is usually on improving range, what people many times want is to get a better (or any!) wireless connection from a specific location in their home or small office.

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