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Posted by:Martin
Subject:Ideal USB WNIC?
Date:23:33:21 25/03/2006

Thank you for the help!

Good ol' Netgear - never lets me down!

~Martin

> Hi Martin
>
> I have a WG111 v2 netgear usb nic and works well with kismet.
>
> Before I got that I use to use a proxim card which is a madwifi driver
>
> The proxim pcmcia card is great but normaly reads about 10 packets at a time according to kismet but the WG111 v2 usb nic was reading over 100 packets!!!
>
> Only thing is that the wg111 usb nic does get very hot very quickly.
>
> Also to compile the driver was a bit hard but once I got it figured out it went ok, hope to put together a howto soon.
>
>
> Below is some output/data that might help you if you get this.
>
> root@lmi:/home/gtrf# lsusb
> Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0846:6a00 NetGear, Inc. WG111 WiFi (v2)
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> root@lmi:/home/gtrf#
>
> root@lmi:/home/gtrf# lsmod
> Module Size Used by
> wlan_wep 6656 1
> ohci_hcd 19716 0
> pcmcia 32812 4
> firmware_class 9216 1 pcmcia
> rd 6208 1
> r8187 45028 0
> ieee80211_rtl 59332 1 r8187
> ieee80211_crypt_rtl 5704 1 ieee80211_rtl
> uhci_hcd 31632 0
> snd_maestro3 23460 0
> snd_ac97_codec 92320 1 snd_maestro3
> snd_ac97_bus 3072 1 snd_ac97_codec
> ath_pci 71708 0
> ath_rate_sample 15496 1 ath_pci
> wlan 130844 4 wlan_wep,ath_pci,ath_rate_sample
> ath_hal 147792 3 ath_pci,ath_rate_sample
> root@lmi:/home/gtrf#
>
> from kismet.conf
> source=rt8180,wlan0,RTL
>
>
> using driver rtl8187-newstack but I think I had to install rtl8180-sa2500-dev code first.
>
> Any troubles/questions let me know.
>
> Also I am compiling a USB wifi kismet list at the moment and out of 2 usb nics I so far have this is the better ones :) other one is zydnet or something which is really horrible at the moment. so please let me know on your choice of usb nic and how it works with kismet.
>
> > I've already looked around using the search tool, and Google'd, but i've come out with conflicting answers.
> >
> > I read a post on here stating that a user was using a WG111v2 Netgear USB WNIC successfully with Kismet without any problems. But, I google searched and found a result which stated that the WG111v2 was no good with Kismet.
> >
> > I am trying to learn about wireless cracking out of pure interest, and want to experiment with trying to access my 'protected' Wireless router...
> >
> > So, what I'm asking is: Does anyone know if the WG111v2 works with Kismet, or where I can find out for sure? And, if we know for sure it doesn't: Are there any USB devices that I can buy that will?
> >
> > As it stands my laptop has integrated Broadcom, and no PCMCIA slot. Although it has ExpressCard (or whatever it's called), there doesn't appear to be any wireless cards out for it yet.
> >
> > I appreciate any help :-)
> >
> > ~Martin


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