I wonder if someone can make a recommendation for a Wifi USB dongle
which works with Linux (to be attached to a PC, not a gumstix).
If all dongles work more or less the same I'd like to know that too.
Thanks for any light you can shed on this question.
On Wed, 07 Mar 2007 12:28:18 -0700, "robert@..."
> I wonder if someone can make a recommendation for a Wifi USB dongle
> which works with Linux (to be attached to a PC, not a gumstix). If all
> dongles work more or less the same I'd like to know that too. Thanks
> for any light you can shed on this question.
Depending on what you want to do with it, and how much you're willing to
spend, about the only way to find out for sure is Google around to a
number of different Web and Wiki/mail list sites. Linux WiFi driver
support info is spread out across a number of different sites, and many
have fairly old lists of compatible adapters - I've spent days looking
around the net for _in-production_ CF WiFi b/g adapters that would work
with a gumstix and support monitor/rfmon mode, and have found that many
of the so-called "reference" Web sites are out of date or poorly
IAC, I've gotten the impression so far that not a lot of USB WiFi
adapters are completely (if at all) supported under Linux - OpenBSD does
claim some support, tho:
Since I'm interested in having a "reference" WiFi sniffing solution
using WireShark and/or Kismet, I ordered an AirPcap from CACE
Expensive, but as long as it works I'll be happy that I know what I
should be seeing from other adapter/software solutions.