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Old 11-02-2004, 01:19 AM   #1
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D-link DWL-G510 to scan open networks


here is the idea, old pc (dell) now has linux on it, my work sells d-link and belkin products so i would like the solution to be a d-link card, specificly the DWL-G510 that is on sale.

i need to scan and find open networks, now this causes questions for somepeople on irc, yes its a pc and yes i want to find open networks ie kismet. so im not only worried about finding/buying a card that works but one that has this ability to be used to find networks.

and please you can suggest more sites for reading but ive been surfin for 2 hrs with very little luck and been on #fedora and #wireless and #prisma54 with little luck.

thanks
 
Old 11-03-2004, 12:51 AM   #2
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They pretty much all have the ability to find wireless networks under the right configuration. You dont even need kismet. The "iwlist" command from wireless tools will bring up a list of all available networks in range. I think people just find it odd that you want to use kismet with a PCI card as its mostly used for portables. The card you mention is only 802.11b so you may want to consider a 802.11g card but that is the only recommendation I'll make. As for further reading, may I recommend

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/wirelesshks/

Regards
Chris
 
Old 11-03-2004, 05:49 AM   #3
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im saying kismet because it seems more apt to what my goal is, i heard it would be difficult looking for networks without it but thank you.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 10:14 PM   #4
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Originally posted by snecklifter
The card you mention is only 802.11b so you may want to consider a 802.11g card but that is the only recommendation I'll make.
Actually the DWL-G510 is their 802.11g card -- there are two revisions of the DWL-510 card, both of which (iirc) use the Realtek driver. Right now I'm on the way to installing the correct drivers for my DWL-G510 once I get my desktop back up and running. Woo!
 
  


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