Application for testing wireless security

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SBird, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. SBird macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering what application people would suggest for testing wireless security, and I was also curious if the built in airport in modern mbp's will work with them.
     
  2. cuestakid macrumors 68000

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    can you explain a little better? What is it exactly that you want to test?
     
  3. brian doherty macrumors member

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    Kismac works wonders at sniffing and capturing packets. However, you can't passively capture the packets with the built in wifi chips. I happened to have a few USB wifi sticks lying around and one of the old Belkin ones was a supported chipset.

    I capture with Kismac using the belkin usb stick, and have aircrack running to crack the wep key. It works well.
     
  4. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    I think you can capture them with the built in wifi, but it installs a new driver for the chip so that if you are going to be using the internet you will have to restart for the original apple driver to be reinstated.
     

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