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From what I can tell by a little Googling, that card has a Prism chipset, which is one of the better supported chipsets in Linux. If the orinoco_cs driver (usually included as a kernel module in most distros) doesn't work, you might check out using the linux-wlan-ng drivers. That site explicitly says it supports the ma401.
Knoppix includes a number of native linux drivers. In fact, you've never said if you were using ndiswrapper or if you were just using whatever driver Knoppix happened to use. With a live distro like Knoppix, you're really going to be limited to the drivers it includes.
tried ifconfig wlan0 up and then monitor mode still does not work. ... and yes that was a typo.
I dont see why I cant find the wlan_ng drivers.
It might be my card.
Which card is good for wardriving. can u give me a few specifics cause I shall buy it off ebay. Thanx for u r help. I really appreciate it.
Last edited by scriptkidd; 04-06-2006 at 07:04 PM.
I use a Prism2.5 - ZyXEL B-101. It's a rebadged Zcomax XI-325H. I have no idea if it's still around. 802.11B, 100mw, great sensitivity and a detachable antenna. I use a cheap magnetic roof mount antenna and plug it into the card.
The ORiNOCO Gold Classic card is also a great one - also 802.11B with an external antenna jack.
edit: the SMC2532W-B is a 200mw version of the first card I mentioned (also Prism 2.5 and a rebadged Zcomax XI-325HP).
Senao makes similar cards, but either in external or internal antenna versions - no detachable ones. They are very common.