FiOS WEP Calculator Lite Edition is Up and Running!

market://details?id=com.dylantaylor.fwc_liteI finally got an AdMob account set-up so I can receive advertising revenue from people clicking ads in my application. The application is called “FiOS WEP Calc Lite” in the Android Market. I had a “PRO” version up for a few hours that I was planning on keeping free for a limited time (letting anyone who downloaded it while it was free keep it forever), but unfortunately you can’t change it to make it paid later (for those who download it after I change the price), so I pulled that until I get my account set-up to accept payments. The minimum possible price for an application in the Android Market is $0.99, so that’s the price it will cost. I’m not doing this just for the money, so if you download the “Lite” version, please rate the application, and write a review. I know that one developer, Kismet Iheke, is selling a similar application on the market for $1.99, and they have between 500 and 1000 downloads so far, so yes, I do realize that I’m losing money, since I only get paid anything at all if people click my advertisements, and even so, PayPal takes $0.30 plus like 2.9% out of my revenue, but hey, it’s better than nothing. And besides, I don’t really want to charge for my application. I want to make it free to as many people as possible. Anyways, here’s a few screenshots:

Enjoy! :)

P.S. If you notice that you are unable to enter special characters in the text field, that’s a feature, not a bug. In addition to that, all lowercase letters are automatically converted to their uppercase equivalents, since all FiOS network names are all caps, using only alphanumeric characters, and the text box has a maximum limit of 5 characters. It is not possible to calculate a WEP key for an access point that changed its ESSID from the default. Also, both the lite version and the pro version of this software have absolutely no copy protection what-so-ever. People who pirate my application will find a way around the copy protection, and I doubt very many people would pirate something when an advertisement supported version is available for free.

P.P.S. If you long press on one of the bottom boxes, you can copy the text to the clipboard… ’nuff said. ;)

UPDATE: The ‘Pro’ version without any advertisements in now available. Please consider purchasing it to support future development. Thanks! :)

<img src=”http://dylantaylor.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/lite_qrcode1.png” alt=”market://details?id=com.dylantaylor.fwc_lite”I finally got an AdMob account set-up so I can receive advertising revenue from people clicking ads in my application. The application is called “FiOS WEP Calc Lite” in the Android Market. I had a “PRO” version up for a few hours that I was planning on keeping free for a limited time (letting anyone who downloaded it while it was free keep it forever), but unfortunately you can’t change it to make it paid later (for those who download it after I change the price), so I pulled that until I get my account set-up to accept payments. The minimum possible price for an application in the Android Market is $0.99, so that’s the price it will cost. I’m not doing this just for the money, so if you download the “Lite” version, please rate the application, and write a review. I know that one developer, Kismet Iheke, is selling a similar application on the market for $1.99, and they have between 500 and 1000 downloads so far, so yes, I do realize that I’m losing money, since I only get paid anything at all if people click my advertisements, and even so, PayPal takes $0.30 plus like 2.9% out of my revenue, but hey, it’s better than nothing. And besides, I don’t really want to charge for my application. I want to make it free to as many people as possible. Anyways, here’s a few screenshots:

Enjoy! :)

<strong>P.S. </strong>If you notice that you are unable to enter special characters in the text field, that’s a feature, not a bug. In addition to that, all lowercase letters are automatically converted to their uppercase equivalents, since all FiOS network names are all caps, using only alphanumeric characters, and the text box has a maximum limit of 5 characters. It is not possible to calculate a WEP key for an access point that changed its ESSID from the default. Also, both the lite version and the pro version of this software have absolutely no copy protection what-so-ever. People who pirate my application will find a way around the copy protection, and I doubt very many people would pirate something when an advertisement supported version is available for free.

FiOS WEP Calculator for Android Done!

I finished coding the entire FiOS WEP Calculator application, and I signed up for an Android developer account. I’m currently in the process of trying to sign and upload the application. I’ll update this when I get that working.

FiOS WEP Calculator for Android Coming Soon!

So I noticed that somebody made a mobile version of the FiOS WEP Calculator, and they’re selling it for $1.99 in the Android market. So far, their application has received 500-1000 downloads. It’s somewhat irritating to see somebody else making anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 selling an application so similar to the one that I created, so I decided that I would make my own. After all, I already have most of the code already created since I made a desktop version of the same thing back in early 2009. Because this application will be so incredibly easy for me to create, I’d really like to offer it for free, but there is a $25 registration fee to become an Android developer, even if all the applications that you create will be 100% free. Therefore, I’m planning on offering a 100% free, no-strings-attached version of the application, supported by AdMob advertisements at the bottom of the user interface. Hopefully offering advertisements will bring in enough revenue to at least pay for the developer registration cost. I’m planning on calling the advertisement supported version of the application “FiOS WEP Calc Lite“.  I’m also planning on offering a paid version of the application called “FiOS WEP Calc Pro“, with absolutely no advertisements, what-so-ever.  In addition to that, I might also offer some advanced features in the pro version that Lite users won’t get, but I’ll worry about that later.

FiOS WEP Calculator

A little bit over a year ago, in June 2009, I wrote a Java application to calculate the default WEP key of a Verizon FiOS Actiontec MI424WR router after reading a blog post written by Kyle Anderson called “Verizon FiOS WEP Calculator!“, and Mr. Anderson was even kind enough to add a prominent link to my website that I set up just for hosting the application. At the time of writing this, my site is currently the first result on the Google search results page for “fios wep calculator“. As I said on my website, this is for educational purposes, and I am in no way responsible for how you use it. Anyways, I created this application to demonstrate a major security flaw in the way the routers generate their default password. This application will only generate the default WEP key for the access point. If the WEP key was changed from the factory default, it will not work. This is one of my earliest coding projects, and I’ve gotten better at coding Java applications since then, but this gets the job done as it is, so I see no need for any major updates any time soon. Anyways, the download is available on the FiOS WEP Calculator website.

Hello World!

My name is Dylan Taylor, and this is my new blog. The site is still under construction, so expect a lot of broken links, etc. I’m very interested in technology, software development, and open source software. I’m not sure what I’m going to put here yet, but check back occasionally to see if I’ve updated it. I plan on adding interesting articles including tutorials, reviews, information on applications I create, news, and other miscellaneous interesting content. If there’s anything in particular that you would like me to write about, feel free to let me know.