Something about Wi-Fi

Let’s get to the good stuff.

How to Hack Wifi. The easy way.

Many people have asked me how to hack Wi-Fi, no seriously. Most of the times it’s for a good reason, they want to use their neighbor’s Wi-Fi cause they themselves don’t have an internet service or wireless router or maybe they just don’t want to torrent off their own IP address, whatever. The point is, anyone who’s asked me how to do that, usually doesn’t know much about the internet or computers. So I ingeniously came up with a method that allows almost anyone to hack most Wi-Fi spots with ease, using my 3 step guide. I cannot take full credit for this guide since most of my friends showed ME how to do this.  Read along.

Step 1: Find a good Wi-Fi Spot.

Step 2. Find someone who might know Wi-Fi password.

Step 3: Politely ask if you can borrow their Wi-Fi.

Enjoy.

You may have to do a little convincing acting to ask them to use their Wi-Fi. Known good excuses are.

  • I just need to check my Facebook.
  • My internet is down, is yours up?
  • I need to get directions.
  • My grandma is dying and she needs to use the internet.

OK last one never works, but…

You may see where I’m going with this. If you don’t, let me spell it out for you. Social Engineering. This is the act of hacking computers and networks by attacking the weakest point, the human. Humans are usually the easiest way in, and sometimes, the toughest. This is why if you can’t do it the easy way, there’s always the hard way.

The hard way.

This usually involves knowing what you are hacking what it is and how it works. Let’s get to know our friend Wi-Fi a little better.

Wi-Fi is really just in invisible wireless network that uses radio waves to connect instead of real wires. So let’s start imagining some things, did you know I could just grab and computer’s Ethernet cable, plug my computer into it I stole their internet connection. This would work, but not for very long, since I’m sure they would notice an extra wire out of their router or their computer would not be able to connect. With Wi-Fi, this does not happen since, they are many connections that are hard to see who’s connected, it’s easy to see who’s on your Wi-Fi, but not something that all know how to do.

Wi-Fi can also be appropriately called 802.11 networking.  Since it uses radio waves, it means that it will not be as fast as a cable, but more convenient. But it sends data the same way, packets. If one packet is dropped or lost, it sends it again. There are also frequncy bands, usually from something like 1-12, these bands are like channel bands that allow you to use your Wi-Fi separate from other Wi-Fi spots, if the band you’re on is too crowded, you may need to move onto another one with your Wi-Fi settings.

So wait? Am I going to teach how to crack Wi-Fi? NO, this guy will

http://lifehacker.com/5305094/how-to-crack-a-wi+fi-networks-wep-password-with-backtrack

If that guide seems too hard, this one will explain more http://ryanunderdown.com/linux/cracking-wep-using-backtrack.php

But before you go clicking on these links let’s see what you will need.

Step 1: Get the materials. To crack Wi-Fi you will need, one, laptop or netbook, get it here. www.ebay.com

Step 2: Get a compatible wireless adaptor to hack wifi with. http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-Wg111v2-Driver-Extender-Cable/dp/B0024KN308/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1 something like this ought to do the trick, this also works for desktops too in case you were wondering, it’s just easier to lug around a laptop of a netbook, that’s why I was mentioning that first.

Step 3: Download Backtrack http://www.backtrack-linux.org/ This is a Linux Distribution made for hacking, this is legal for testing your own network security, illegal for pretty much anything else. They purpously made it hard to use for many reasons.

One, It’s made by nerds for nerds.

Two, It’s linux

Three, Not everyone should know how to do this.

But do you see where I’m going with this post? If you are not willing to learn the hard way to hack Wi-Fi, you will not be able to do it, this is why no real nerd will show you how to do it, because it’s going to be different in every situation and there is no guide step by step that you can follow and will work every time. You may now proceed to links and start cracking, the rest of the post will blather on about Wi-Fi

More facts about Wi-Fi

Do you know what Wi-Fi means? It means Wi-Fi, nothing. Some people assume it stands for Wireless Fidelity, like how some VCR’s have HiFi. But really according to some reputable people, Wi-Fi just means wireless internet. It makes no sense I know, people with their heads in the cloud make no sense.

Wi-Fi uses different types of encryption to secure the line and make sure non one taps in it. That’s why the link I gave you recommends cracking WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)and not WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access). Why? WEP is less secure and can be cracked with less hassle, it’s also the older Wi-Fi protocol. WPA2 was made to be more secure than WEP and usually requires a dictionary of word list to go through and crack your password, it also has more secure stuff bolted on like TKIP and AES. Also more steps. Even so it can be done.

There are many ways to get onto Wi-Fi, laptops usually have a card built in attached to their motherboard to access the wifi. Looks like this.

It’s usually PCI but your desktop can also have one installed if you like, they are usually bigger and have an antennae, since laptop have their antennae in the monitor screen, desktops need on showing for maximum range. They can also come in USB for easy installation. Also keep in mind that old laptop do not always have Wi-Fi

Mac Address if the address your “internet” card has. It’s a way to identify your computer, most good Wi-Fi cracking guides will tell you to change your mac address before proceeding, so the network will easily accept it and you laptop will not be traced as easily, this is called mac spoofing. MAC stands for Media Access Control.

Time and patience, that’s it,just like you are doing now, if you are willing to learn, then you too can hack Wifi, but that will require a lot of googling  since not all Wi-Fi hacking will be the same. It also helps if you know what you are dealing with. There are many more guides online you can follow, but I’m just going to let you be on your way.

Happy Hacking!

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