[kismac] Re: UBS dongle for MacBook

  • From: devnullian@xxxxxxx
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 15:50:49 -0600

To be specific, the driver in question is for Ralink RT2500 or RT2571 (can't remember exactly, it's the USB one) chipsets. The Most prevalent devices with this chipset are the D-Link DWL-G122 B1 and Linksys WUSB54G v4, though there are others. Other than this chipset, the only other 802.11g chipset that seems to be "injection- friendly" is the Atheros. The Atheros chipsets don't come in a USB version though, so they could (if an injection driver was written) only be used by Macs with pcmcia (assuming you want a laptop). As the new MacBooks either have no such slot or an incompatible ExpressCard slot, that wouldn't help very much.


On Sep 19, 2006, at 2:53 PM, John Warren wrote:

If it happens, I think this will be the first hardware to support
injection into G networks.  And it's USB so it should work on almost
any mac.

On 9/19/06, Marcel Stör <marcel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
John Warren wrote:
> looks pretty accurate. The DWL-G122 is being worked on right now for
> g networks, but nothing is guaranteed till it gets here.

"is being worked on" refers to efforts under way in the KisMAC team to
support g networks? In general or just this particular piece of

> On 9/19/06, Marcel Stör <marcel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Since I'm far from being a Wi-Fi expert I've been reading quite a bit
>> about KisMAC on trac and this list's archive. Based that knowledge I
>> try to make a few assumptions, pls correct me if I'm wrong.
>> - I can't use KisMac "out of the box" on my MacBook (not Pro) to go
>> war driving (i.e. hacking passwords, injecting packages) since
>> there's no suitable driver for Airport Extreme. Some guys are
>> working on it, I heard!?
>> - so, I would need a Prism2 chip for that - in my case I'd like to
>> use an USB dongle
>> - there seems to be a recommendation out for a D-Link DWL-122
>> - there are no USB dongles (yet?) that support injection into
>> 802.11b AND 802.11g networks with KisMAC
>> Conclusion -> in order to achieve what I want, I should by a DWL-122
>> and restrict myself to b-networks, correct?

Marcel Stör
Skype: marcelstoer

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