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Posted by:mattias
Subject:NIC card support & mutliplexing
Date:03:55:28 16/01/2009

> > Is the PCMCIA D-LINK DWA-652 card supported? I have read in a couple places that it probably is but I was wondering if anyone has it running.
> >
> Don't know. What chipset is it?
> > Also, some questions about multiplexing: Can Kismet use multiple NIC cards to capture data from one wireless channel simultaneously such that the amount of data recovered from that channel (especially if it is busy) is better than using a single card?
> You can, though it's not likely to have non-colliding packets at a rate higher than a card can capture, unless your capture device really sucks.
> -m

I read on a forum that it is an Atheros AR5416 chipset and that it *should* work with one of the madwifi drivers.

As for multiplexing: Let's say hypothetically that you are trying to capture packets on a highly saturated network with several wifi points serving the clients and at least 100 or so clients, where Kismet is capturing more than 3000 packets/s. I am surmising that installing multiple additional wireless devices might increase the amount of packets captured overall if some are being missed?

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