KisMac r75

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by SPeedY_B, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    If you don't know what this app is, take a look here: http://kismac.binaervarianz.de/about.php

    For some reason it's not yet been added to the site officially, but r75 adds a new feature that many people have been waiting a long time for, passive scanning with an Airport Extreme card.

    You'll need to be running 10.4.3, and while you're scanning, you can't be connected to a network as you can in Active mode, but other than that, it's worked fine for me.

    Download: http://binaervarianz.de/downloads.php/redir.html?action=download&mirror=http&file_id=36
     
  2. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    Might need to give this a go soon and see how it performs.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Worked quite well for me, the driver takes a few seconds to kick in once you start scanning and supply your password.

    Once up and running though, it works just as good as any other passive device I've used.

    Though personally, my set-up is to use a USB Prism II device for passive scanning, then use the in-built Airport Extreme to connect (during which time, the Prism II keeps scanning). It's still nice for people who don't want to buy another wireless device for their machine.
     
  4. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    Well I usually use a seperate linux box for scanning :p
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    which model USB thinger do you use?
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    D-Link DWL-122, I think it's called.

    Anything with a Prism2 chipset should work fine though.
     
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    yeah, but its often hard tracking down which chipset powers a particular model
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Yeah, would be real nice if someone compiled a large list of lots of common adapters and the chip-sets that they use, like this one: http://speedyb.osnn.net/files/wlan_adapters.html ... but I've no idea where you'd find such a thing.

    p.s. may take a while to render, tables smell :p