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Old 07-31-2005, 12:05 AM   #1
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Any good program like network stumbler for linux?


In windows im used tu use network stumbler to test the signal, frequency, channel and noise... anybody know any program that can do the same in linux??

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Old 07-31-2005, 12:14 AM   #2
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Kismet is the best program for scanning wireless networks.
http://www.kismetwireless.net/
far better than netstumbler.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 12:14 AM   #3
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Kismet is probably the favorite.

There is also Wellenreiter. I have never used it on a computer, but I have used it on my Zaurus, and it worked very well, so I imagine the PC version is also good.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 12:28 AM   #4
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I made a search and im downloading several programs, but is good to know that kismet is the best so I dont need to install all of them in a time I can test kismet first and see if it feel my need

thanks!
 
Old 07-31-2005, 12:44 AM   #5
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How do I find pcmcia wireless cards using Prism chipset?
 
Old 07-31-2005, 12:52 AM   #6
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How do you find them? You find them at the store...

That is something I was going to bring up before but I forgot, WiFi scanning applications (or WiFi anything, really) in Linux is very hardware dependent, and you need to have the proper supported hardware for it to work.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 01:16 AM   #7
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yes.... this is why Im thinking about buying a pcmcia card with other chipset ... I have found a Orinoco who seens to be very supported... but I will have to buy from us, so I will have to wait a litle more time to put my hands in this card
 
Old 07-31-2005, 01:30 AM   #8
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Just like I thought ... :///

Quote:
Chipsets known to NOT WORK:
Broadcom - No linux drivers, only useable with ndiswrapper or
linuxant wrappers around windows drivers.
Airport Extreme - Really a Broadcom, with no rfmon in the OSX drivers.
Atmel - There is a hack for pseudo-monitor in USB. There is
currently no equivalent hack for PCMCIA.
HermesII - Proxim successor to the Orinoco/HermesI. No support
yet in the drivers, may be available in the future.
ndiswrapper - Anything using ndiswrapper is using WINDOWS drivers
AND CAN NOT BE USED WITH KISMET.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 01:43 AM   #9
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Yeah, sadly ndiswrapper doesn't work with any sort of scanning program, which sucks, since a good deal of people out there depend on it to get their WiFi hardware working.

Perhaps in the future Kismet support for ndiswrapper will be possible, but I don't know anything for sure.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 12:22 PM   #10
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the problem is that I work in a project with Wirelles ISP and need scanning tools right now because its not something just personal... unfortunately I have to use windows and netstumbler everytime... what is a bad, I just wanted to do everything with linux...

I will buy this Orinoco card, maybe next month
 
  


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