[NTLK] Can anyone flash a Wavelan card for me for about $10?

Scott Ticknor ticknor at mac.com
Fri Jun 14 11:22:29 EDT 2013

Hi Noah, a couple things here... First, the Gold card is obviously the one to have... But, in 2013, if you are still using WEP, you might as well use 64/40-bit crypto because even the 128 bit flavour can be cracked in just a few seconds or less. So you aren't gaining much security by going up to the "strong" WEP. 
What about a captive portal arrangement? Then the crypto would not be an issue... A quick google doesn't come up with much on the topic. Maybe I'll try it later, I think I have a DDWRT router I could experiment with. 

In the meantime, I will root around in my box of newt stuff, I may have a gold card in there somewhere. 

Scotty Technoir

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> On Jun 14, 2013, at 11:08 AM, Noah Leon <moosefuel at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've asked this before and didn't get a response, but does anyone have
> experience flashing the Orinoco/Wavelan Silver card's firmware to make it
> into a Gold card? I would like to get my newt back online for some
> e-mailing of notes, but the Silver only supports 40 bit encryption, while
> my home network uses 128.
> I believe you need a PCMCIA slot and Windows XP and the instructions found
> here:
> http://www.inertramblings.com/2004/08/05/hacking-the-orinoco-silver-into-an-orinoco-gold/
> I could mail the card and a small fee to someone, if they would be
> interested. I live in Canada, so local would be preferred, but
> international would be OK too.
> Thanks,
> noah
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