[nycbug-talk] Wireless Cards for OSX

Pastor Mac macuser
Wed Oct 27 19:32:49 EDT 2004

On Wednesday, October 27, 2004, at 02:28  PM, Isaac Levy wrote:

>>> I'm under the impression this is a problem for most G cards?
>> Looking at the kismac wiki, it appears that the AE card is Broadcom  
>> and that other broadcom cards have the same issue.  Of course if you  
>> have a powerbook with a pcmcia slot, you're all set as you can throw  
>> just about any card in there.
>> Any chipset that allows "passive" capture can do WEP cracking, but  
>> currently the Broadcom cards don't allow this.  A rundown on "active  
>> vs. passive" is here:
>> http://binaervarianz.de/projekte/programmieren/kismac/wiki/wiki.php/ 
>> KisMAC/FAQTechnicalPassiveVsActive
>> Supported cards are here:
>> http://binaervarianz.de/projekte/programmieren/kismac/hardwarelist.php

I received a link to this page  
<http://home.earthlink.net/~metaphyzx/Wireless.htm> via a list I'm on  
for older Mac clones (yes, I'm running OS X on a pre-G3 beige Umax  
S900) and while the page I'm linking to is OS X specific it does do a  
nice job of summarizing chipsets and models and cross-reference  
material as needed.  Worth a look.

Pastor Mac

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