Wireless Network Playing

I like to “play” with wifi networks, set them up, scan them, break them and also boost them so I can blanket my whole house with the best signal possible, as well the surrounding areas 😉

I have my nice fast internet provided by Comcast, sometimes I get 120mb download speeds which is great!! I use my regular wireless router, with a couple of Netgear Gigabit switches so my Plex streaming is nice and fast, and my HP rack servers are connected fast to my office upstairs.

To “play” I have a Raspberry PI running “Kali Linux“, then I have a “Wifi Pineapple” with a small antenna to connect to my existing wifi on “wlan0“, on “wlan1” is a “16 dB gain Yagi 2.4 Ghz” antenna. This gives me better broadcast capabilities. To then amplify my signal I use an “amped” wireless range extender device that will boost my signal even further.


This setup lets me have great signal strength, overpower the neighbours wifi networks, scan for any devices, create spoof networks but most important just have better and more powerful signal so I get great download speeds no matter now far I am away from the physical routers hosting the wifi network.

Liam Cleary

Liam began his career as a Trainer of all things computer-related. He quickly realized that programming, breaking, and hacking was a lot more fun. He spent the next few years working within core infrastructure and security services until he found SharePoint. He is the founder and owner of SharePlicity, a consulting company that focuses on all areas of Technology. His role within SharePlicity is to help organizations implement technology that will enhance internal and external collaboration, document and records management, automate business processes, and of course security controls and protection. He is also a Microsoft MVP focusing on Architecture but also crosses the boundary into Development. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). His specialty over the past few years has been security in SharePoint and its surrounding platforms. He can often be found at user groups or conferences speaking, offering advice, spending time in the community, teaching his kids how to code, raspberry PI programming, hacking the planet or building Lego robots.

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