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post #62 of 77
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Even WPA2 with a good passphrase and SSID turned off can be cracked without much sweat these days.
wrong tbh. Ya confusing it with WEP.

WPA2 with a good passphase take less than 2 minutes. No excuses these days.
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Originally Posted by FetusSoup View Post
I think you're all missing the point here... She's 48, and a grandmother?
My girlfriends mother is in her late 30s and assuming nothing unforeseen will happen, she'll be a grandmother in less than 5 years, it's easily possible.


WPA2 plus the longest random passphrase you can think of is what anyone would need for this if its home internet.
    
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Hmm, I am wondering where they get this number from?

According to the Technology For All website FAQ (the providers of this service), the speed for the "free" service is 128 Kb/sec, paid is 1 Mb/sec.



Also, this service is wired into the Houston Public Libray's system, and to log in you need a library card (not that that is hard to get, but their is a (small) attempt to keep unauthorized users out.
Those numbers are probably the bandwidth that the technology supports. Just like how 802.11g supports bandwidth up to 56Mbit/s this technology supports the listed rates HOWEVER, that doesn't take into consideration the immense overhead required to operate a wireless link (think of wireless like a hub, each client has to enter a contention state in order to send data, each client therefor has to wait to send data depending on the technology, not only that but all the control/management frames that have to be sent out to operate the link).

The technology is only impressive by the range that it is capable of covering (due to the low frequencies used) however, because of such low frequencies suffers in data bandwidth. This is more a WISP solution then anything.

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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Why do you say that? With a tool like aircrack-ng, it takes less time to crack WPA/WPA2 than it does for Pizza Hut to deliver.
The only way to successfully crack a WPA/WPA2 key is through brute-force (good luck) or dictionary attack. A good key will take a long long time to crack. WEP on the other hand is simple to crack because it can only generate ~16 million of random IVs due to its nature and the "key" isn't dynamic.
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What's 30Mbs using the metric system?
hee hee
sorry but measuring bit rate is already universal.

There's no Americanized 19th century standard to cling too.
hee hee
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As far as I know, wpa2 with a decent pass phrase can only be cracked by capturing a handshake and using a dictionary attack. With a decent pass phrase, your pc could be crunching through that dictionary for a long time and still not crack it. Wep is the only password type that can be systematically cracked. I should know, it takes me about 10 minutes to do, and that includes booting Linux off the usb.
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I can see this becoming commercially viable, This kind of makes me want to create my own Wireless network for my town, get the fastest fiber line capable and sell it back to people for 40$ a month each, in like 5 months I would be a serious player in the ISP industry
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WEP encrypted traffic with default password + 3 mile range =
most routers now have a semi-random password by default. It's printed on a sticker on the router. Decent system.
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post
15-20 mbps sucks seeing as most of the people I know gets 30 mbps+ from their ISP
I get 7 and im on ADSL2 Cable...

Aussie Internet fails..
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15-20 mbps sucks seeing as most of the people I know gets 30 mbps+ from their ISP
3 here. LAN will still be bottlenecked by the router though.
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