[kismac] Re: USB 802.11 adapters

  • From: David Reid <dreid@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 15:15:26 -0800

I've used the D-Link DWL-122 and the MS MN-510, with Kismac they just
worked.  I set it for USB Intersil Prism2 devices and bam passive
scanning fun ever since.  I didn't try to get them actually working
under OSX because I have an Airport Extreme.  But the D-Link comes with
Mac Drivers (or so i've been told.)

For external antenna I'd probably suggest the MN-510:
It uses a low profile Hirose U.FL connector on the board.
http://www.amphenolrf.com/products/amc.asp is a compatible connector.

I'm planning to do AMC->MMCX+MMCX->N-Type pigtail so i don't have the
N-Type connector hanging out of the case when i'm not using the external

Hope this info is helpful.


On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 14:00, Chris Osborn wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2004, at 1:52 PM, David Reid wrote:
> > If you really want passive scanning/packet capture on your 17" PB 
> > pickup
> > a nice supported PCMCIA card or like i'm doing is currently using a
> > Microsoft MN-510 USB Adapter.  It's got good range and even includes an
> > internal antenna connector, which with a little modding to the case
> > becomes an external antenna connector. :)
> I see a list on the KisMAC website of a bunch of adapters that are 
> known to work. What's required to make them work with KisMAC? Does 
> there need to be a driver so that OS X can use the adapter as a network 
> connection, or does KisMAC talk to the USB adapter directly? And would 
> I need to load any KisMAC drivers to talk to a USB adapter?
> Also, which USB 802.11 adapters work with OS X as another network 
> device?
> I was thinking it would be nice to get something so I can hook up an 
> external Cantenna, do some scanning, and then if I find a good signal, 
> use the Cantenna to go online.

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