[kismac] Re: 1.0

  • From: Derrick J Brashear <shadow@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 23:15:31 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 26 Sep 2003, Brad Knowles wrote:

> At 7:20 PM -0400 2003/09/25, Derrick J Brashear wrote:
> >  There's no useful info I can find about the chipset in the Airport
> >  Extreme,
>       It's based on Broadcom.  This is why D-Link, Buffalo, and Linksys
> cards can be bought from third parties and plugged in, and will be
> recognized as "Apple Airport Extreme" cards.  However, the driver
> doesn't seem to understand having more than one "Airport" card
> plugged into the machine, so if you have a built-in it will have to
> be physically removed (not just turned off -- I tried that) before
> you can use the third-party card.

Sorry, let me rephrase: "I can find no chipset documentation" for the
chipset in the Airport Extremes.

> >           and none of the other stumbler tools I saw were active tools, so
> >  I'll guess anything else which supports it won't have enough information
> >  to allow borrowing to be useful.
>       I understand that MacStumbler already supports them.  I haven't
> had a chance to confirm this or not, as I have not disassembled my
> PowerBook G4 so that I could disable my built-in Airport card.

Ah. I have no extreme, so I could try it, except that I don't have one of
the other ones either. I wonder if there's anything around that would make
it worthwhile to have one.

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