[kismac] Re: G an B

  • From: Beat Zahnd <beat.zahnd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 17:12:18 +0200


Atheros driver is 'work in progress'. The stuff in svn is based on OpenBSD code and lacking major features. Consequently it can not be considered as usable (only beacon frames, no data, etc.).

The new driver should solve *many* of these problems. But it takes some time to get it working...


Erik Winkler wrote:


I recently used this ubiquiti a/b/g pcmcia card (http:// www.keenansystems.com/store/catalog/product_info.php? cPath=2&products_id=150) in my powerbook G4 and it scanned the "a" channels in Kismac. I did not detect any "a" access points, so I don't know if it actually works. Something built into the Atheros drivers that gives it access to the "a" frequencies. This is an Atheros based card.


On Sep 12, 2006, at 4:29 PM, devnullian@xxxxxxx wrote:

I don't think any 802.11a support is planned--it's not very popular compared to b/g. Plus, you need at least two radios to do anything interesting, which would mean adding an atheros a/b/g card--to my knowledge, the only card with 802.11a support and cracking-capable drivers. Unfortunately, those are all pcmcia, which, as far as I know, means you can't use it with the new macbooks. If you have any need to play around with 802.11a (I did once), you might want to look into a non-mac (preferably with two pcmcia slots) and the back|trac live cd.


On Sep 12, 2006, at 2:15 PM, Piotr Malecki wrote:


What about 802.11a (considering that then new Intel Macs support it)?


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