first of i don't know if this is the right forum, but as this is about the 1005ha's ability to crack/gain access too/experiment with wireless networks im guessing it is.
i'm thinking about buying an asus eee pc 1005ha, and i want it to be able to, ofcourse do regular netbook stuff like surfing the internet/etc, but i also want it to able to experiment with wpe/wap/etc (uhm that didn't sound right but im talking about wlan encryption nonetheless), and ofcourse i'm "not" going to do anything "illegal" with it, just "trying it out" on "my own" wireless network, and if i "accidently" accessed anybodys wlan i wouldnt do anything bad, such as a man in the middle attack/etc (seriously! i wouldnt do anything unless i know enough about it to be sure that im not actually harming anybody, and to be certain that that im not gonna get caught)
im thinking about using backtrack as the os (no matter if you like it or not it's good to start out with because its got most of the tools you need preinstalled), but how well does the 1005ha handle backtrack? any compatibilty problems? does it have an acceptable boot up time? can is run it without extreme lag? anything else?
by the way i do have a primary desktop computer so anything related to usb boot thingys and stuff like that isnt a problem
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