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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Choice of 3 PCMCIA NICs - which best for Kismet?
Date:22:19:01 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

None of those look very enticing.

The orinoco is ancient and has had historically wonky drivers. I don't know if the current kernel drivers work any better.

I don't know what is in the linksys - if b43 can drive it, it wouldn't that bad.

The third is.. light on information. Some sort of 11g, but what matters is the chipset. Throw it in and see what the OS thinks it is.


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