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Using the ODROID C2 as a WLAN Testing Tool – Part 4: Installing FruityWifi

Using the ODROID C2 as a WLAN Testing Tool – Part 4: Installing FruityWifi

My System Specifications I am running Dietpi on an ODroid C2.  Here are the Details of my OS, most recently updated at the time of this posting.: root@dietpi:~# cat /etc/*-release PRETTY_NAME=”Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)” NAME=”Debian GNU/Linux” VERSION_ID=”8″ VERSION=”8 (jessie)” ID=debian HOME_URL=”http://www.debian.org/” SUPPORT_URL=”http://www.debian.org/support” BUG_REPORT_URL=”https://bugs.debian.org/ The OS is currently in a default state, I have done nothing except edit some locale/language information and the keyboard layout.  I have basically got a bare bones DietPi installation at this point. Installing FruityWiFi I have…

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WPA2-Personal Encryption is Now Pointless.

WPA2-Personal Encryption is Now Pointless.

  “It is a secret in the Oxford sense. You may tell it to only one person at a time.” – Lord Franks (1905-1992) English academic, diplomat and philosopher   SHA-1 In the world of telecommunications and technology, nothing lasts forever.  When it comes to the issue of security, nothing is ever truly secure and nothing stays unbroken. Consider the case of good old Hashing Algorithm SHA-1.  For years researchers have been warning that SHA-1 is weak, and have been actively urging people not…

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My Ruckus Laboratory – Virtual Network Topology

My Ruckus Laboratory – Virtual Network Topology

This post is part of a series on building my Ruckus home laboratory environment. Previous articles in this series include: Building a Ruckus Home/Office Laboratory on a Budget – Part 1  Building a Ruckus Home/Office Laboratory on a Budget – Part 2 My Ruckus Laboratory – Home Network Architecture & Limitations My Ruckus Laboratory – Physical Network In this post I document the high level network topology inside my Dell R610 server and share some of my thoughts on why…

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Ruckus ICX Switches – Power over Ethernet

Ruckus ICX Switches – Power over Ethernet

In my previous post we covered the configuration of some basic layer 3 services for my Ruckus ICX 7150-C12P which is going into my home laboratory.  But now we actually want to start plugging things in and turning APs ON!  In this post I dig into the details of working with PoE on the ICX Switches. When I started this post I really thought it would be quite trivial, at best a purely supplemental post.  Turns out, I was a…

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Ruckus ICX7150-C12P – Basic Layer 3 Services

Ruckus ICX7150-C12P – Basic Layer 3 Services

In the previous posts focused on the topic of configuring Ruckus ICX Switches, we got the ICX 7150-C12P up and running and upgraded to the latest Layer 3 image.  In this post I want to start configuring it to act as a Layer 3 switch for my Ruckus laboratory environment. If you are learning about Ruckus ICX Switches and their capabilities, I recommend reviewing the following useful documentation (along with everything else) available on the Ruckus support site: Command Reference…

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My Ruckus Laboratory – Physical Network

My Ruckus Laboratory – Physical Network

This post is part of a series on building my Ruckus home laboratory environment. Previous articles in this series include: Building a Ruckus Home/Office Laboratory on a Budget – Part 1  Building a Ruckus Home/Office Laboratory on a Budget – Part 2 My Ruckus Laboratory – Home Network Architecture & Limitations In this post I discuss the physical network components and the physical / logical connectivity of the laboratory equipment. Physical Network Overview The image below gives you a view…

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My Ruckus Laboratory – Home Network Architecture & Limitations

My Ruckus Laboratory – Home Network Architecture & Limitations

This post is a continuation of the two part series Building a Ruckus Home/Office Laboratory on a Budget. This post starts with a new series name because from this point on, the topics discussed are more specific to my own laboratory environment.  This post details some of the limitations I have run into when designing my home laboratory, specifically around my Internet service provider and home LAN. The Internet Connection Wrinkle My home-office environment is sadly complicated by my Internet…

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Ruckus ICX7150-C12P – Software Upgrade & Licenses

Ruckus ICX7150-C12P – Software Upgrade & Licenses

In the previous post regarding the Ruckus ICX Switches, I detailed the configuration and some best practices to allow further configuration/management of a Ruckus ICX switch via SSH. This post will cover the next important step in setting up your ICX switching environment: Upgrading the firmware. SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT! Before starting with any configurations, it is a good idea to make sure you know which firmware your switch has loaded on it and what licenses you currently have….

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Ruckus ICX7150-C12P – Initial Configuration

Ruckus ICX7150-C12P – Initial Configuration

This post covers the initial steps required to configure a Ruckus ICX 7150 switch.  Topics covered here include: Console Access Setting the switch hostname Assigning an IP address Enabling SSH access Setting a username and password Further configuration will be covered in later posts. Console Access All initial configuration tasks must be completed via the console interface on the front of the switch.  The Ruckus ICX7150-C12P has two console interfaces.  The first you will notice is the standard RJ-45 interface…

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Building a Ruckus Home/Office Laboratory on a Budget – Part 2

Building a Ruckus Home/Office Laboratory on a Budget – Part 2

In the previous post I covered the basic motivation for needing to build a laboratory for working with the growing range of Ruckus Wireless products and touched lightly on the use of NFV in the laboratory as a method of saving money.  In this post I will give a basic overview of the hardware requirements of the laboratory. Laboratory Components The laboratory will consist of the following key entities: Physical network connectivity Virtual Machines x86 Server/s Hypervisor Virtual network connectivity…

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