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Old 03-09-2006, 05:26 PM   #1
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Looking for a supported PCMCIA wireless card with external antenna (b/g), kismet


Hey, long time no posting

I haven't used Linux for a while now, especially on my laptop (went over to OpenBSD for a while), but now I've got my dissertation to do for uni work and I've decided to do it on various aspects of WiFi security. For my project, I'm looking to build a cantenna, and possibly break (with permission, of course ) into a few networks, etc.

Doing a bit of research and asking round, it seems that the Orinoco Gold cards are the flavour of choice for most war drivers/pen testers, or the Senao SL cards, both of which have an external antenna port, but.... both are 802.11b only. So, rather than prying open my Netgear WG511 (Prism Duette iirc?) and soldering a pigtail on it, my question is:

Can I get some recommendations on a supported 802.11b AND g card that has an external antenna plug on it that doesn't need the ndis wrapper? I only say this because from what I understand, the ndis wrapper doesn't work with apps like Kismet?
 
Old 03-09-2006, 06:12 PM   #2
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Check this link. http://www.toxicranch.com/

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Old 03-13-2006, 08:36 AM   #3
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The equipment on that site looks really good, the kit'd probably have everything I need to get started... I presume you mean the wardriving 101 kit?

I just have to check before I'd consider getting something like this, or any Orinoco gold card... it's 802.11b only right? I presume in monitor mode, 802.11g signals can be picked up because they're on the same band? But what about connecting to 802.11g networks?

I should imagine the majority of my work is going to be on 802.11g networks and hence why it's important to get a card that does g...

I've also been looking into getting a Linksys WRT54G router and using that with kismet, but it's not going to be ideal should I have to use it remotely (no power source!), plus it's difficult to get older revision models that are Linux-compatible...

Any other recommendations?
 
Old 03-13-2006, 03:06 PM   #4
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Might look at a linksys wpc55ag. This one does all B and G as well as A and uses the athoes chipset which uses the madwifi modules. Not sure what it would take to add an external antenna to it. Seen many things on that router. Even see a project of controlling a remote control car with a video camera on it sending back the video to another computer. If it is a G network and have a B card then it will connect. G is the 54mb standard on 2.4ghz and B is the 11mb on the 2.4ghz band. The A is 54mb on 5ghz. A B will connect to a B or G but a G will only connect to a G and A is a segment all of its own.

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