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Karma Configuration For Wep And Wpa-psk Wireless Networks?

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I just got a new Pinesapple Mark III and it rocks - great work!

Within minutes I had the web interface running on win 7 and ssh access also worked well.

I was able to test it out and connected my iPhone and iPad using the open wireless network 'internet' created with the default Karma configuration -

# config file to use with the Karma'd version of hostapd

# created by Robin Wood - robin@digininja.org - www.digininja.org





1) Does anyone know how to configure karma to support an 'Open Wep' wireless network? Let's say the ssis is 'wepopen' and the wep key is 'a1b2c3d4e5', what should be the karma configuration?

2) Same question, but for a 'WPA-PSK' network - let's say the ssis is 'wpapsk' and the pre-shared key is 'a1b2c3d4e5', what should be the karma configuration?

3) Can karma support multiple wireless networks at the same time?

I tried looking up the docs on hostapd (http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Documentation/hostapd), but I couldn't easily figure it out and I'm not sure karma works exactly like hostapd.

Thanks for the help - and this amazing little device!


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Does anyone have any idea on how to configure karma with WEP or WPA-PSK security?

I want to use the Pineapple Mark III to help my family and friends understand some basic principles when using wireless networks - such as if you connect to a open wireless network, use a VPN, etc...

But even if you connect to a secure network, you could be in danger - for example in this case where I would have a WEP password (cracked or not) or a WPA-PSK password. In this case, I want to drill in the point my friends should always use SSL or if not possible use EFF's 'HTTPS Everywhere' -https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

I understand the Pineapple is a tool for folks exploring and having fun, and therefore I don't expect amazing documentation - but a little help would be nice.

If there are no examples on how to do this with karma, can someone point me to a hostapd forum where someone could help out?

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HI ehuna,

Just received my Pineapple last week! I'm doing much the same thing you are ... educate family and my follow road warrior co-workers. (small company)

I can't help you configure Karma but I might be able to shed some like of why you are having problems figuring out how to configure Karma for WEP and WPA.

Simply ... it doesn't work on encrypted networks, only open networks.

This is my understanding from this thread here --> http://forums.hak5.org/index.php?showtopic=23196&st=0

(Only 2 pages .. interesting read)

So in short you can try to de-auth the clients from the AP's they are currently connected ... then hope the Clients try to connect back to an open network AKA your Pineapple

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