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Post Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:10 am

Russix The Wireless Auditing Live Linux

;D The most easy wasy to test your wireless I used this Live CD with its easy to use automated script anyone can run this Dist CD with the right gear I tested this with a Netgear WG511T wireless card  and it ran excellent it also gave you an option to setup an eviltwin mode but you need to have two wireless cards for this to work.I also ran kismet it was a bomb I hope anyone that tries Russix will feel the same enjoy:
links to the website

http://www.russix.com/

download for the Live CD

http://www.russix.com/downloads/download.htm
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Post Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:24 am

Re: Russix The Wireless Auditing Live Linux

I've only seen it used in demonstrations, but it looks good.  Also, it is very light weight compared to other testing kits (200MBish).
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Post Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:08 am

Re: Russix The Wireless Auditing Live Linux

I've looked at Russix before (actually have a burned CD sat on my desk now).

Problem that I've had is that I can't get it to find my wi-fi device on my laptop with an atheros chip and can't boot on my laptop with an Intel chip. Has anyone else had similar issues or do I just seem to buy strange hardware combinations? Think I'm a little behind, version wise, so if everything is looking stable I'd be interested in taking another look.
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Post Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:55 am

Re: Russix The Wireless Auditing Live Linux

Hi there can you give us all a bit more info on what type of thinkpad model you have  ??? The gear that I'am using is an IBM T60 with a single PCMCIA Neatgear WG511T wireless card, and no problems are presented.there are also cheap in prices go to a website like www.buy.com or ebay and good luck in searching.

PS-Also Russix will come out with a list of wifi cards that will work with their live dist CD soon.  8)
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Post Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:35 am

Re: Russix The Wireless Auditing Live Linux

It's not directly on point, but I generally just use the backtrack approved wireless list as a guide when trying to figure out what will work for any linux live CD.  The rational being that many wireless adapters won't work for various types of attacks because of the chipsets that they use rather than the drivers.  The following link is regularly updated to show what people have gotten to work in the past and how they did it.

http://backtrack.offensive-security.com ... L:Wireless
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Post Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:47 am

Re: Russix The Wireless Auditing Live Linux

hackly66 wrote: ;D The most easy wasy to test your wireless I used this Live CD with its easy to use automated script anyone can run this Dist CD with the right gear I tested this with a Netgear WG511T wireless card  and it ran excellent it also gave you an option to setup an eviltwin mode but you need to have two wireless cards for this to work.I also ran kismet it was a bomb I hope anyone that tries Russix will feel the same enjoy:
links to the website

http://www.russix.com/

download for the Live CD

http://www.russix.com/downloads/download.htm



I'm curious where russix.com has gone.  I'd been told to look into Russix for a wireless pen I'm doing, but absent any reliable site that's distributing it, I'm a bit hesitant.

OWSA Assistant, BAcktrack 3, and Backtrack 4 beta all seem to be supersets of what Russix offered, best I can tell? 
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Post Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:53 am

Re: Russix The Wireless Auditing Live Linux

Otter,

I'm no wireless expert by any means, just starting to seriously look at this field now. I did play with Russix a while ago whilst it was still maintained/distributed but didn't feel that it had anything major to offer over alternative platforms. Now that it looks like it is no longer distributed I'd suggest it probably advisable looking elsewhere for all your wireless needs.

From personal experience I don't currently have any problems running with the packages available from [K]ubuntu, or with BackTrack3/4 from a live perspective. Still need to take a closer look at the OSWA Assistant (currently downloading, thanks for the reminder ;) )
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Post Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:48 pm

Re: Russix The Wireless Auditing Live Linux

Hi there its pretty much automated you can download from this link----->
http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload ... 35766.html


I have only used it on laptops that have atheros chip set or pcmcia wireless cards that have atheros chip,like Netgear. ;)
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Post Mon May 11, 2009 4:51 pm

Re: Russix The Wireless Auditing Live Linux

hackly66 wrote: ;D The most easy wasy to test your wireless I used this Live CD with its easy to use automated script anyone can run this Dist CD with the right gear I tested this with a Netgear WG511T wireless card  and it ran excellent it also gave you an option to setup an eviltwin mode but you need to have two wireless cards for this to work.I also ran kismet it was a bomb I hope anyone that tries Russix will feel the same enjoy:
links to the website

http://www.russix.com/

download for the Live CD

http://www.russix.com/downloads/download.htm


A coworker pointed me to Russix recently, and I found it intriguing that in a scant year the canonical website for the distro had evaporated.  Anyone know the story or where to find it?  Or if it's any longer maintained? 

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