wireless

Wireless communication is the transfer of information between two or more points that are not connected by an electrical conductor. read more at WikiPedia

  • This is the kind of geek stuff that put a big smile on my face when I read it... a portable ladtop capable of listening 300 wireless networks and hacking WEP keys in 5 minutes....

    A small security firm has made a portable computer that is capable of scanning 300 networks simultaneously. Dubbed the "Janus Project", the computer also has a unique "Instant Off" switch that renders the captured data inaccessible.

    At first glance, the Janus computer looks like a ladtop, but Williams said it is much more powerful than that. Inside the rugged yellow case sits a mini-computer motherboard powered by a 1.5 GHz VIA C7 processor and an Acer 17" LCD screen. Ubuntu 6.0 Linux runs the eight Atheros a/b/g Gold mini-PCI cards which continuously scan wireless networks. [....]

    In addition to scanning for wireless traffic, Williams says the computer can break most WEP keys very quickly by focusing all eight wireless cards on the access point. Using a combination of common utilities like airreplay, airdump and aircrack, Willams said, "When I use all 8 radios to focus in on a single access point, [the WEP key] lasts less than five minutes." However, he added that some retail wireless access points will "just die" after being hit with so much traffic... read more here

  • Canton Ergo Series

    I use Canton Ergo speakers in a 7:1 speaker setup. It use  4 surround speakers:

    • Surround Left/Right are Ergo 601,
    • Surround Rear Left/Right are Ergo 607 DC ,

    The other three are normal

    • Left/Right  are Ergo 609 DC,
    • Center is a Ergo 605 CM,
    • The subwoofer is a Ergo AS 650 SC.