Wireless Card For Laptop [PCMCIA]: Linux

Discussion in 'Networking and Computer Security' started by Impotence, May 4, 2006.

  1. Impotence

    Impotence May the source be with u!

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    EDIT: Thers seems to be a lack of replys.... any advice wanted! (as i at least want a wirlesss card that is well supported under linux!)

    hello again, My ebay laptop should arrive tomorow :D but it doesnt have wireless :(

    I Intend to use this laptop for 'audits' of wireless and wireless networks (with applications such as Airsnort). [and its must be handy to have a computer in your bag! :p]

    Im looking for a Beefy wireless card that will work with linux (The laptop has a SUSE install on it, i doubt i will change it* ). by beafy i mean:

    Powerfull (signal power, in mw)
    Nice big atenna (again, i want a big range)
    detachable attena (storage / attaching a yagi) << EDIT, this is a prefferance as it is possible to modift most cards (to remove antenna / add antenna socket)

    Those are the simple things, but its the chipset i have no idear about! (allthough i have heard alot about Prism2). what should i be looking at?

    any comments/suggestions or anything usefull welcome!

    *i might dual boot with a hdd install of Backtrack
     
  2. megamaced

    megamaced Geek Geek Geek!

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    I'm not 100% sure which wireless cards work and which ones don't. However, SuSE's hardware detection is second to none, so if there is a driver, it should install OK.

    As always, you should check with the manufacturer for Linux drivers, or just Google it.
     
  3. donkey42

    donkey42 plank

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    "google it" you traitor mega, your suppose to recommend who you work for "yahoo"
     
  4. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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  5. Impotence

    Impotence May the source be with u!

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    Thankyou AT, very helpfull (and even mentions if it has a detachable antenna!)
     
  6. Impotence

    Impotence May the source be with u!

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    Long time no post on this thread for me (sortage of cash :( ).

    Ive had a look through the entire list, but i havnt managed to find a 802.11g card (on the list) that is supported :(

    any idears? (i want to get a g card)
     
  7. Karanislove

    Karanislove It's D Grav80 Of Luv

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    [link=http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.linux.networking/browse_frm/thread/fe07ad398bf6751d/78d42c6dc6f888a8?lnk=st&q=802.11g+for+linux&rnum=2#78d42c6dc6f888a8]Does this help you?[/link]

    [link=http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/]Or This?[/link]

    But I Recommend
    [link=http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=120]First Check This[/link]

    Good Luck~!
     

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