Wireless Security
Acer Iconia USB port May 01 2011 10:33AM
Robin Wood (robin digininja org) (1 replies)
Re: Acer Iconia USB port May 03 2011 07:15PM
dragorn kismetwireless net (2 replies)
Re: Acer Iconia USB port May 03 2011 08:34PM
Robin Wood (robin digininja org) (1 replies)
On 3 May 2011 20:15, <dragorn (at) kismetwireless (dot) net [email concealed]> wrote:
> On Sun, May 01, 2011 at 11:33:19AM +0100, Robin Wood wrote:
>> I was playing with an Acer Iconia yesterday and noticed it has a USB
>> port on it and was wondering about the possibility of adding an
>> external wifi adaptor and using it for testing. I don't know what the
>> chances of getting Kismet or Aircrack ported to Android are but it
>> would be a really nice platform for discrete testing if they could be.
> The fundamental problem with the android platform is, as you noticed,
> the wifi card and drivers.
> If you have a rooted device which supports USB host (I don't know
> anyhting about this particular device) then you can probably do
> something, yes.  Many android devices do not support host.
> In theory there's nothing keeping you from running kismet on, say, a
> nexus 1 with the debian usbhost build and an external card, but it will
> kill the battery mighty quick, and probably require an external power
> pack for the USB card since most devices don't provide +5v.

According to the write up the USB port supports external hard drives,
keyboards and mice and sound systems so it looks like they've done a
good job on this one.

However since sending this mail I've read reviews of the ASUS
Transformer which looks like a better and cheaper device. It doesn't
have any USB ports build in to the tablet but it has an add-on docking
station keyboard which has two ports on it. They should be out at the
end of the month so I'm going to wait till then and have a play with
one see how it feels.

Either way, if it is possible to get Kismet running I'll give it a try
when I get one.


> -m
>> Anyone know any more about the Iconia?
>> Robin
> --

[ reply ]
Re: Acer Iconia USB port May 04 2011 02:47PM
dragorn kismetwireless net
Re: Acer Iconia USB port May 03 2011 08:23PM
Andrew Becherer (andrew becherer org)


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