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How Secure Is Your Wireless Network? Safeguarding Your Wi-Fi LAN by CCNA Lee Barken - CISSP MCP, CPA

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HostAP Prism Driver for Linux

One of the most exciting things you can do with a Linux machine is to turn it into an AP. The HostAP driver works with Intersil's Prism 2/2.5/3 chipsets. We are used to describing client cards as having the ability to operate in either ad-hoc or infrastructure mode. However, using a Linux box and an off-the-shelf Prism card, the HostAP driver gives you an option to use a third mode called master. In this mode, your wireless NIC becomes an AP. You can download the latest version from http://hostap.epitest.fi/.

If you are running Red Hat, you can actually install a ready-to-go RPM that includes an entire kernel preconfigured with HostAP. You can download the latest RPM from http://www.cat.pdx.edu/~baera/redhat_hostap/ ...

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