card that does everything? :)

Dominick, David David.Dominick at
Wed Aug 29 23:15:28 EST 2001

This is not just the prism II cards. The Symbol and the Cisco both can do
monitor mode, but are also lower power. They Cannot be used with Antennas.
Those are the only 2 chipsets I could get into Monitor mode besides prism
II. I am sure that somebody has found others that can do monitor mode.
Lucent can do some of the functionality of monitor mode (see, but is not completely silent while performing this. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Iain [mailto:iain at]
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:32 PM
To: Dominick, David; wireless at
Subject: Re: card that does everything? :)

On Tue, 28 Aug 2001 23:39, Dominick, David wrote:
> you need the prism II chipset only if you are going to use one of the
> prebuilt programs. If you can write the algorithm yourself, then any card
> that you can put in monitor mode (i.e., Cisco, symbol, etc etc). The

Ok. Is there a list of cards that can be put in monitor mode? I was under
impression that the orinocco cards can't do this. Is this correct?

> problem is that I do not know of any of these that have an external
> antenna. You might try the linksys.
> The dlink card does not have an antenna (at least not the one I am using.

Similarly does anyone know of a list of cards that can behooked up to 
external antennas? 

> This is a problem that I have been running into a lot myself. The cards
> that work best in monitor mode also have the shortest range.

Do you mean the PrismII cards? Is this because of their lower power usage?

thanks, Iain.

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