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  1. My other laptop a Dell E6410 only cost £110 and has i5 processor running at 2,3 gig with 4gb RAM, I removed the DVD drive and replaced it with a second hard drive so can dual boot to Windows or Kali. The main HD on the E6410 (I replaced with a 128gb SSD) slides out of the laptop without any dismantling, (I leave the mounting screw out!!) so a brilliant machine, and if I need to leave anywhere and worried about security I just pull out the HD and put in my pocket. For my use and playing around these spec is more than adequate. Both these laptops are about 5-6 years old and build quality is excellent, a great bit of kit when you add a Pineapple.
  2. I got one for £60, with 128gb SSD and it is my carry around dedicated Kali machine. As I said main appeal for me is weight only 1kg (I walk about a lot) and 5 hours battery life. I am not doing Pentesting professionally, it's just a carry around ''hacking'' machine and perfect for my use. More than capable of running aircrack-ng and all the related software I need.
  3. Many thanks for the prompt reply.
  4. I've seen a few posts on this but can't find a definitve answer, I use an external wifi card on the Nano to create my AP and everything works fine. I understand not being able to use wlan1 as an AP if using Pine but why is it not possible to use wlan0 as the AP and wlan1 for Pine. Clearly I don't understand what wlan0 is used for, can someone enlighten me or refer me to the relevant info. Thanks
  5. I am only learning pentesting as a retirement project and decided a dedicated machine running Kali is preferable, much simpler than using VM machines. As a ''carry everywhere'' machine I use a Dell Latitude E4200 using a 128gb SSD, it is just over a 1kg and gives me 5 hours use with a new battery, that is using the extended battery, slightly larger than the standard size. I also have an old Dell Latitude 6410 (using an i5 processor) for home use which is great as very easy to swap drives to play with different OS's and replaced the DVD drive with a second hard drive so I run Kali and Win10 on seperate drives. If I need a bigger screen then I just plug a monitor into the VGA port of the 6410. Also easy and cheap to upgrade the 6410 RAM from 4gb to 8gb. Got both machines cheaply on ebay (UK) but quite adequate for me and great value for my level of use.
  6. Also do not use excessive cable length or thin wiring to connect equipment, all this will do is add to the voltage drops between the battery and equipment.
  7. The measured DC voltage of the battery doesn't tell the whole story. What happens when a battery voltage falls is the 'internal resistance' to give it's proper name increases. This means that sudden increases in current drain eg something switching will produce a brief drop in voltage, an inverted spike, which may drop to almost zero, this results in brief erroneous outputs so explaining brief garbled readings. Note in any power supply there are always filter capacitors across the output to reduce this effect. Nothing is going to improve a battery too low to function correctly but putting a capacitor of typically 100uF to 470uF across the battery terminals will reduce the effect of glitches/transients happening when the current drain fluctuates. There should also be another capacitor across this (in parallel) of around 100 to 220nf. This may seem pointless as it doesn't affect the total value of capacitance but small caps have a very low inductance so will bypass fast transient current demands far better than the large 100-470uF. So it is not the actual DC current drain causing the erroneous outputs but the battery fluctuations caused by the connected equipment taking 'gulps' of current during switiching, especially as the battery voltage falls, as people such as highwire noted this starts happening after a time when the battery voltage begins to drop. I hope this makes sense, being an oldie curing erratic and often corrupted data during power fluctuations was a common problem and 'decoupling' capacitors to give them their proper name are always desirable even when using battery power.
  8. To reduce power consumption I recommend a RT5370 wireless card, very small, weighs under 30gr and only uses 25mA, but works well in Monitor Mode and very cheap. Despite its small size it has an SMA antenna connection and power low enough to run from USB port on Nexus Tablet via micro USB hub.
  9. Thanks for this info, very interesting, will definately do some testing
  10. I didn't realise there was an EU store, is it possible to put me on an email list I'm in UK and wonder what import issues you have.
  11. I have asked sales@hak5 about UK availability as the shipping cost to UK is higher than the cost of the book so effectively making it unavailable, I'd be happy to pay a normal standard postage charge but having to pay courier charges for a book is not worth it, I'm still waiting for response to my hak5 query.
  12. I'm failry new to this so always look for a simple solution, glad it worked and also that the Pineapple can be reset so easily is a great feature.
  13. I had the same problem after using the Nano for a few days, the wp6 script failed as per your listing Default gateway reported as but no gateway ip or Internet gateway indicated, so I deleted my wp6.sh script and downloaded a new copy which worked fine, I did have other problems with module install failing which I don't think could be related to wp6, but a new download of wp6 after a factory reset on the Nano and everything is working again.
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