[kismac] Re: Newbie : a few questions please

  • From: Marcel Stör <marcel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 08:58:16 +0100

kevin duggan wrote:
I have a Mac Book Pro and I am fairly new to all this:

1. It seems with the MacBook Pro you are limited?
This is with the passive or active modes, what is the difference?

A while back I was in a similar situation and I sent a few questions to this list. Below you'll find an excerpt of that conversation. I might help you.

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.
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?

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