Isolot Posted March 15, 2012 Share Posted March 15, 2012 Afternoon fellow hax5zors and Hax5zorets, I recently acquired a boat load of tools from the hak5 store and wanted to share my experiences for those who are looking to buy. First of all, Shannon did an awesome job of mixing two separate orders to save me some shipping cash. Second, it got to me in Australia within a week B) . Macbook Air + 16 dbi Yagi + Alfa USB Wifi AWUS036H: Like a true king of the jungle osx lion does not play well with others, for this reason i didn’t try the AWUS036H natively. Passing the AWUS036H through to my backtrack 5r1 virtual box worked like a charm until i started receiving string descriptor errors on start-up of the vm. Others have had this issue with virtualbox and installed an extension pack to fix the problem. The extension pack worked for the AWUS036H running on windows 7 in virtual box but the backtrack vm still got the string descriptor error. Bottom line is Virtual box is flaky at handling the usb device interchange between osx lion and Linux virtual machine’s. So i shelled out the cash for Parallels, converted my virtual box images to parallels and all my problems disappeared straight away. The Yagi is awesome! I changed my home router to wep and went 80 to 100 meters away in a local park. I got about 60% signal strength and was able to crack the network key in about 15-20 mins using the backtrack vm....this is where it get’s strange . Using the alfa+yagi, WCID sees the network at the same strength as kismet and is able to connect super slowly. Upon connection i get an ip but nmap doesn’t work because of the slow responses and any browser requests were timing out. 1 out of 10 tries will give me the target networks router config login page within 120 seconds. So i shutdown the backtrack vm and opened a windows 7 vm, installed the alfa and connected using the cracked password and yagi at 60% signal strength. It worked fast! Nmap and internet browsing all worked fine under the exact same scenario as backtrack which was slow. So in short the alfa+yagi+backtrack5r1 works flawlessly at cracking passwords at 100 meters away but is unstable at holding an authenticated connection. After switching the alfa to the windows 7 vm i am able to browse the network perfectly at 100m away. This is really annoying as i would like to continue my exploration within backtrack and not have to drop to windows for a stable connection. I have tried setting the alfa to 30db with iw reg set BO and txpower 30 but this made no difference to the stability of the connection....any idea’s? Macbook Air + Apple Usb Ethernet Adapter + Mark IV. First of all, the hak5 team have done a great job at keeping the setup simple. I set the static ip on the usb Ethernet to 172.16.42.42 and lion was perfectly happy talking to the device. Then boom!!! lion strikes again, as soon as ICS is on lion applies a second ip to the adapter ignoring the 172.16.42.42 address. The range ICS assigns to the adapter is stupidly not changeable in lion as it was in previous versions of osx .Instead of making the pineapple look for the different range i decided to go back to the vm world! The backtrack parallels VM handled the apple usb Ethernet adapter pass through perfectly fine and the auto setup script was able to apply the correct IP’s to the correct apple usb Ethernet interface. Champaign fell from the heavens and noobs got pwned internet access through the vm’s bridged connection to the apple internal wifi card. This thing was DNS spoofing all over selected requests, Im stoked! All is working bar one thing... whenever i turn ipforwarding on i can no longer connect to local ports such as the kismet server or a meterpreter listener . For example, anything from the backtrack vm trying to connect to a listener on 127.0.0.1 i think gets forwarded off into the night. Is there Anyway to exclude requests coming from my backtrack vm to the ip forwarding rule? Unless i am doing something wrong in the pineapple setup script....any idea’s? I am keen for Apples, Pineapples and Penguins to coexist without the use of Windows! Thanks in advance, IsoloT. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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