[nSLUG] Best PCMCIA Wireless card for Linux which supports Packet Injection and maybe antenna

derek mahoney derekmahoe at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 22 08:41:26 ADT 2008


I appreciate your response.

I did find that page you referenced and looked at some of the cards but found the list a little overwhelming. Like you said, I am more looking for an experienced second opinion. 

And yes I understand that there is a fine line between curiosity and breaking the law. I can assure you that I am only doing this as research to help me better understand wireless security. The term hacker or hacking is often misrepresented in the public and media as a someone who has malicious intent or a criminal, when In fact the term hacker to me is someone who is passionate about a subject and is constantly trying to better understand it.

Also, another question I forgot to ask is if any knew a store around Halifax or Dartmouth that would specialize in selling good wireless stuff. I did check greenlyph and Mysterybyte but they seem to sell only airlink and such. 

Thanks again. 

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 06:45:40 -0300
From: donald.teed at gmail.com
To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Best PCMCIA Wireless card for Linux which supports	Packet Injection and maybe antenna


This tells you what works with backpack.
I googled this using some terms in your email.

To research this further, you pick one that works, and search
for its price.  You can also search for external antenna

used with any particular model.  Cross reference between
those three searches and you've been able to research 
this completely on google.

I hope this is for your own purposes and you are not breaking

the law.  I don't think anyone on the list likes to aid
in criminal acts.

If you came up with some specific models and wanted a second
opinion from the list members before parting with your cash,
that would make a good point in time to ask a question here

on Linux kernel or distro compatibility and such.


On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 2:12 AM, derek mahoney <derekmahoe at hotmail.com> wrote:

Hello all,

This is my first time writing on this news group, however i have been a member for quite some time. Anyways I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what the best PCMCIA card would be to be used with a distro like backtrack.

Today I started to play around with Backtrack and scanned some networks. I tried my hand at WEP cracking and became frustrated because I couldn't get Packet injection to work. After a while and being unable to sleep I began to research it, and it turns out that the card I am using (Orinoco Silver) does not support it.

Does anyone have any suggestions on a good, somewhat cheap, quality PCMCIA card that works out of the box with a distro like Backtrack and supports packet injection. If its a atheros based chipset that would also be good. Also the ability to connect an external antenna would be a plus, as i have one made from a Tim Hortons coffee can.

I know that some of the netgears are pretty good. 

Anyways im just looking for an experienced opinion. 



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