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    Cracking WEP

    So in a few weeks I'll be going back to boarding school where they don't offer personal internet in the dorm rooms. My roommate right now is the only person in the entire building that has internet but he's paying $60/month or some outrageous figure for one of those Verizon Wireless Broadband cards. So rather than spending a fortune to have my own internet I was hoping to use my Linksys wireless USB device that I use when I'm at home to grab a connection, however all of the nearby signals are secured by WEP or PSK. I was wondering if anyone had any links to guides on how I could break through the security and piggyback a connection.
    I've already spent a few hours doing my own research, but after downloading almost a dozen different programs I decided to concede and ask for some advice. Additionally, spare me your opinion on the ethics of pirating a connection; I'm just going to do some harmless piggybacking.

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    Re: Cracking WEP

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashen
    So in a few weeks I'll be going back to boarding school where they don't offer personal internet in the dorm rooms. My roommate right now is the only person in the entire building that has internet but he's paying $60/month or some outrageous figure for one of those Verizon Wireless Broadband cards. So rather than spending a fortune to have my own internet I was hoping to use my Linksys wireless USB device that I use when I'm at home to grab a connection, however all of the nearby signals are secured by WEP or PSK. I was wondering if anyone had any links to guides on how I could break through the security and piggyback a connection.
    I've already spent a few hours doing my own research, but after downloading almost a dozen different programs I decided to concede and ask for some advice. Additionally, spare me your opinion on the ethics of pirating a connection; I'm just going to do some harmless piggybacking.
    Hey guys, I'd like to steal a car for some joyriding. I found some guides on gamefaqs.com but I'd like to ask your advice. Oh and I don't want your opinions on some harmless joyriding. THXINADVANCE.

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    cd /usr/ports/net-mgmt/bsd-airtools
    make install ; make clean

    Use dstumbler to find the network..
    dwepdump to collect enough information
    dwepcrack to actually crack it

    people are too lazy to write manpages for them, but there are some readmes that get put in /usr/local/share/doc/bsd-airtools/ that you can check out if you need help with the syntax.

    This doesn't work if the wireless network isn't being used, it has to be somewhat active in order to break it..

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    ...Can't you just ask your roommate to let you use his? Maybe paying a share of it yourself?

    And I thought I was antisocial...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charla
    ...Can't you just ask your roommate to let you use his? Maybe paying a share of it yourself?

    And I thought I was antisocial...
    Seriously, why not just ask the roomate to share the cost heh..

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    also know you won't be able to hack it right away, in order to decrypt the pass for it the user has to be pretty heavy in usage etc.

    It's not worth the trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exoduso
    Quote Originally Posted by Charla
    ...Can't you just ask your roommate to let you use his? Maybe paying a share of it yourself?

    And I thought I was antisocial...
    Seriously, why not just ask the roomate to share the cost heh..
    There's no slot on my desktop computer that his card will go in. It was made for laptops I suppose.

    But none the less, thanks for the help and advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashen
    Quote Originally Posted by Exoduso
    Quote Originally Posted by Charla
    ...Can't you just ask your roommate to let you use his? Maybe paying a share of it yourself?

    And I thought I was antisocial...
    Seriously, why not just ask the roomate to share the cost heh..
    There's no slot on my desktop computer that his card will go in. It was made for laptops I suppose.

    But none the less, thanks for the help and advice.
    Or you could ask for the password.

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