This is a howto for hacking wireless networks secured with 64 or 128 bit WEP keys, discovering hidden SSID’s and spoofing (faking) MAC addresses with the Linksys WRT54G aand OpenWRT firrmware I also tried to give background info where needed.
When To Use This Howto
You should use this howto if you fit the following profile:
- You are a Windows User that is not afraid of installing alternative firmware on his or her by OpenWRT supported router. OpenWRT is a lean and mean version of Linux targetted for routers. If you are, try to buy a Wireless Network card that's supported by Aircrack for Windows.
- This Howto is specifically written for the WRT54G 3.1 router, lots of steps can be used for other routers as well.
- If you already have a Linux on your desktop, chances are that you can just install aircrack on that box.
- You have a Windows Computer with a network card that is incompatible with Aircrack-ng or Kismet (check if your card has native support, or if it has support using a Wildpackets driver. Here's is cool tool to check which chipset your card has. Note: in general there's no USB support.