[kismac] Re: USB wireless dongle for OS X

  • From: Robin L Darroch <robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 14:11:32 +0800

The Prism II chipset is a B network chipset... there's no such thing as a Prism II device that supports G networks (except inasmuch as G networks are backward-compatible with B networks). The DWL-122 (and all other Prism II devices) can already *find* all networks, but if a G network has no B clients on it, then it will never receive any packets suitable for reinjection to that network.

I'd say use the DWL-122 to stumble for networks passively (possibly in combination with Airport Extreme), and use it to attempt to crack networks: it is capable of all the attacks in KisMAC. The only guarantee is that - like every other adapter (for now) - it won't be able to reinject packets to G-only networks.

Well I bought the DWL-122 and it works but since it's only B there is not much I can do unless you guys have any tips for me? Besides tips for that, have any other ones for me to use with this USB 122?

Does anyone ahve any suggestions for a USB device with the Prism II chipset that supports B & G?



On 5/25/06, Piotr Malecki <<mailto:maleckip@xxxxxxxxx>maleckip@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I second the recommendation for the DWL-122. Works great.
Plus it'll also work on the new Intel Macs (in Kismac only, not in OS X)

So you won't be able to use it as a Wifi connection, but considering
that all of the Intel Macs come with a Airport Extreme card (which
also supports 802.11a BTW), D-Link not providing a Intel driver for OS
X shouldn't be a problem.


On 5/25/06, Robin L Darroch <<mailto:robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
 At 20:53 -0600 25/5/06, Justin Morris wrote:
 >Has anyone tried any USB devices with the Prism II chipset and
 >KisMAC?  Could you give me the names of them?

<http://kismac.de/_trac/wiki/SomeHardware> http://kismac.de/_trac/wiki/SomeHardware

 I have (and recommend) the DWL-122... just be sure you're getting the
 802.11b (original) model, not the DWL-G122 as the G model is not

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