[kismac] Re: 802.11a support?
- From: Brad Knowles <brad.knowles@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 15:12:23 +0200
At 1:16 PM -0700 2004/05/28, Galen wrote:
So my question is about KisMAC and 802.11a. Are there any drivers that
support 802.11a cards in KisMAC?
Nope. Not any 802.11g support, either. But at least you can use
Apple Airport Extreme (and other Broadcom-based cards) in active
mode, where you use the Apple driver. I believe that there is an
802.11g Atheros-based driver under development that could be used
with KisMac in the future, but I think you should also be able to at
least use them in active mode today, with someone else's driver.
So far as I know, there is no driver from any vendor anywhere
that works with 802.11a equipment for MacOS X. Since the speed is
the same as 802.11g, the range is worse, and you can't use the same
kinds of antennas and amplifiers, I doubt too many people are
interested in it. Only those who would be concerned about airwave
congestion with other 802.11b/g hardware are likely to be working
I'm looking at using a driver like this for Mac OS X:
Hmm. Okay, so maybe there is a driver out there that will
support 802.11a with a particular chipset. Interesting, I was not
aware of this.
Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles@xxxxxxxxx>
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