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Old 07-18-2008, 04:53 AM   #1
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Default Anyone hack their Linksys or other router?

Just curious. I've been diddling around with DD-WRT, and now I have 2 more routers, a better Linksys and a Buffalo that I'm told I need to hackup, buff up my Linux usage because we are essentially building a wardriving machine, eventhough it won't leave the house. Hacking a LInksys WRT54GS/L with a SD card (maybe small web or ftp server) and GPS puck (for getting time, duh) just for the hell of it. I'm thinking about trying our OpenWRT because it appears you can install packages on it with the SD/MMC card mod to it.

Just wondering if anyone else is tinkering with stuff like this or I'm just a crackpot.

*edit* and for those wondering, I have FIOS, and totally bypassed their craptastic ActionSuc router with the teeny, tiny mac table

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Old 07-18-2008, 04:56 AM   #2
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Good gawd. This forum is mostly for English speakers, yah?

But, now I'm curious. What is a wardriving machine?

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Old 07-18-2008, 05:01 AM   #3
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Good gawd. This forum is mostly for English speakers, yah?

But, now I'm curious. What is a wardriving machine?
That's enough outta yous!

Basically wardriving is when you drive around looking for open access points because people are dumb. Period. They log where it is, and then sometimes share that location with others.

So, you can build yourself a hacked up (but looks stock) Linksys router that plugs into your cig lighter in your car that when you drive around, constantly scans for access points, and logs their GPS location so you can come back later. Then import into google maps, and presto, free interwebs whenever you need to check HBT on your PSP or laptop or whatever.

However, I'm probably not going to do that because I want to harness the power of this little toy in the house.

Wardriving is pretty fun so they say, I've never been on it, but want to for the hell of it
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Huh, interesting. I'm assuming you can only scam bandwidth from the suckers who don't use WEP encryption?

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Huh, interesting. I'm assuming you can only scam bandwidth from the suckers who don't use WEP encryption?
yes and no, and that's all I'm going to say

However, as long as you can get into the router, you could turn it off...but that's just wrong *looks over shoulder*
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:07 AM   #6
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I am on the road 6 days a week, for work, and I do "wardriving" all the time. I even have a aircard, but a open wrt54g is still faster, and there is millions of them all up and down the road. It's not illegal as long as it's not encrypted, it's like "free beer" When it's there it's yours for the taking.......

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Old 07-18-2008, 05:07 AM   #7
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I think olllllo hacked his to get the NHC live feed going.

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I use DD-WRT on my buffalo router because it gives you tons of features that the normal firmware doesn't. QOS is very nice as is being able to increase your transmit strength.

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i have hacked a few of my friends and my routers and access points but nothing as elaborate. i just did it for the power boost and for my friends to give flexibility to check thier kids surf habits.

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