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Posted by:Ikyn
Subject:Choice of 3 PCMCIA NICs - which best for Kismet?
Date:18:18:12 15/11/2008

I'm relatively new to Linux in general, and on my laptop I've just installed Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibix. I've done some pretty extensive google-research as far as what kinds of chipsets/drivers work/won't work/kind-of-work with Kismet. I've managed to collect 3 older cards to play around with, but I can really only choose two to keep. Which of these cards would probably work the best?

-Lucent Tech. Orinoco Silver (with side antenna port) 11Mbit/s
-Linksys WPC54G ver 1.2
- 2.4 Ghz OFDM Cardbus Wireless LAN card

That last card looks pretty jenky to me.

On a related side note, I've looked into using alternative drivers for the first two cards - I think dragorn provided some nice alt. drivers for the orinoco, and there's a way of using an ndiswrapper for the linksys. The only problem is I don't know how to change over the drivers in Ubuntu, and I don't know if the ndiswrapper will work with Kismet.

Any insight on any of these issues would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!


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