[kismac] Re: wireless equipment

  • From: Brad Knowles <brad.knowles@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 00:15:25 +0200

At 6:19 PM +0200 2003/09/30, Lasse Jespersen wrote:

>  i'm looking to acquire a pcmcia wireless network card AND an external
>  directional-antenna to go with it.. I use a powerbook/1ghz/osx10.2.6 and
>  would like the benefit of being able to modify my mac-address, as well
>  as superior uhm.. range with the aid of said antenna. any good ideas?
>  of course, the card must be supported by the glorious kismac!

<http://www.seattlewireless.net/index.cgi/HardwareComparison>.  IIRC, 
for KisMac to handle modifying the MAC address, you have to be using 
a Lucent/Agere/Proxim WaveLAN/Orinoco Hermes-based chipset.  These do 
sometimes come with connectors for external antennas (see the page 

        I recommend getting the Hermes-based card with the highest power 
and sensitivity (see 
<http://freenetworks.org/moin/index.cgi/ReceiveSensitivity>) which 
includes a connector for an external antenna.

        Of course, then you'll need to pair that with an actual 
directional antenna.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles@xxxxxxxxx>

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