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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    Need help choosing appropiate wifi card

    Greetings. I am buying a laptop and I want a wifi pcmcia card capable of injecting traffic with connector/s for an antenna and compatible with linux. I have like 2 hours searching I am very confused about what chipsets should I look for, but I think Atheros and Prism works fine under linux. Anyway please if you know what my solution would be please help me. I saw this on ebay taht caught my attention:


    Is a prism 2.5 chipset.

    Thanks in advance.

    This one seems nice too:

    Last edited by nihil; August 22nd, 2007 at 05:04 AM. Reason: should have edited his first post

  2. #2
    Just Another Geek
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Don't go for anything USB

    I've got a WPC55AG (Atheros) and it works really well with just about anything. The only drawback is the lack of an external antenna.
    Oliver's Law:
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

  3. #3
    i would suggest orinoco gold 8084, working fine with most of packet injection application.
    one of the great day in my life when i found antionline.com

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    The Atheros chipset seemed considerably more capable than any other I've tried... its main cool feature is operating in several modes at once (e.g. it can be an accesspoint AND a station).

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    personally i'd go with the Alfa 500mW USB Wireless B/G Adapter. It has a realtek RTL8187L chipset which works fine for injection.
    But you mentioned you wanted a pcmcia card, so i'd suggest you check out the following link:

    or maybe even the following discussion, which will either have you more confused or will help you decide :

    Do tell us what you finally decide on and your feedback on it.
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