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Old 02-14-2005, 05:21 PM   #1
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Exclamation Recommendations for a wireless card...

Hi all,

After my previous post, I've decided that it'd be easier to get a 802.11b card for now and get a g card when they're better supported.

Now, my question is this: what card do people recommend for use with kismet/airsnort, working in monitor mode?

Also: you'll notice I'm from the UK - where can I get one of these mythical natively supported cards (a website or a shop name would do)?

Thanks for peoples help so far.

Old 02-14-2005, 06:15 PM   #2
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Kismet's site documents what cards work well pretty throughly, but the short answer is, "prism2".
Old 02-14-2005, 07:54 PM   #3
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The LQ HCL is always a good place to look.

The classic ORiNOCO cards are probably the easiest to run under Linux and work with Kismet/Airsnort. and have them - both U.S. sites. Not sure of their ability to ship to the UK. Make sure to get the classic, not the world gold - different card entirely.

Zcomax cards are great as well - probably easier to find in Europe as the ZyXEL B-101 (Zcomax made certain cards for ZyXEL, SMC and others). Detachable antenna allows for the use of an external one.


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