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BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner’s Guide by Vivek Ramachandran

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Time for action experimenting with your Alfa card

Follow the instructions carefully:

  1. Enter the iwconfig wlan0 command to check the capabilities of your card. As you can see in the following screenshot, the Alfa card can operate in the b and g bands:
    Time for action experimenting with your Alfa card
  2. Just for demo purposes, when I connect another card, a D-Link DWA-125, we see that it is capable for b, g, and n bands:
    Time for action experimenting with your Alfa card
  3. To set the card on a particular channel we use the iwconfig mon0 channel X commands:
  4. The iwconfig series of commands does not have a channel hopping mode. One could write a simple script ...

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