Where can I test out wifi?

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Thu Nov 12 20:35:00 UTC 2009

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 10:10:29AM -0800, Brandon Sandrowicz wrote:
> If someone has already broken your WPA2, then gleaning the MAC address
> of someone using the network and spoofing it is a piece of cake.
> Anyone with enough skills to break WPA2 would be able to spoof a MAC
> address (or at least have some sort of script/app to do so if they are
> a script kiddie).
> On the other side of the token, WPA is fine. The only issue is that
> you'll want to use WPA-AES instead of WPA-TKIP (which is a choice made
> at the access point level, not at the client level). TKIP is the part
> that has shown weakness. Though you could just go with WPA2 if you
> don't want to be bothered with the choice.
> Another thing to keep in mind is that some devices that use wifi only
> support no encryption or WEP. IIRC, the NintendoDS is one of these
> devices, though they may have updated the firmware at some point to
> support WPA/WPA2.

The DS does not support WPA.  The hardware is incapable of it.  It never
will.  The DSi can do WPA for download games and browsing and such,
but when playing DS games it is back to WEP (64 or 128bit) only.  It also
fails to do dhcp with many routers, but static IP seems to work fine then.

That's why my DS only now has internet access with my new router that
has a firewalled guest zone that I can run WEP128 on while using WPA2
for the stuff I care about.

Len Sorensen
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