Wireless cardbus adapter wanted for cracking wep/wpa networks

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    • #4650
      stickmade
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      Hi i have been doing some looking around for an cardbus adapter for my laptop that is compatible with programs like netstumber, airowizard & kismet etc. I would like advice on which would be the best adapter to buy. As i have seen lots of websites showing the compatible adapters for the above programs but i cannot seen to find any of these adapters on the internet for sale. I guess its only the older adpater will work & these are hard to find.

      So it would be nice if someone could suggest an adapter & maybe point me in the direction on were i can purchase one. Also im in the uk will purchase from anywere in the world

      Any help here is much appreciated  thanks (soz im a noob)

    • #28895
      hayabusa
      Participant

      I don’t personally have a cardbus recommendation, but the Linksys WUSB54GC (USB) works well, if you need an alternative to cardbus and have USB ports.  With BT3, it just required me to pull an updated driver for it, and I haven’t tested against BT4 yet, so can’t say for sure.  But it does the job, and does it well.

    • #28896
      stickmade
      Participant

      Do you know if this adapter D-Link DWA-111 Wireless G USB Adapter
      Would be compatible with backtrack ? This is one i currently have and unsure if this could be used for cracking wep

    • #28897
      Ketchup
      Participant

      I didn’t see that device on the compatibility list.  I had to view the list in Google’s cache, since I couldn’t get on the Backtrack site for some reason.  The link is here:

      http://backtrack.offensive-security.com/index.php/HCL:Wireless

    • #28898
      rattis
      Participant

      I have an old orinoco card (802.11b) gold card. It works good for most things. I have a Linksys that was good too. I’ve used both with Kismit and netstumbler back in the old days. But the Orinoco was before the days of G and the Linksys before the days of N.

      While an external card is nice (especially if you can use it with airmagnet), I haven’t  had many problems using the built in wifi card in my laptop. The few problems I did have were easy to Google.

      The only down side I can really think of relying on the internal Wireless card is not being able to add an external antenna to it for longer ranges.

      I found an Orinoco gold card for sale on Amazon. 50.00 usd.

    • #28899
      stickmade
      Participant

      Thank you people for your replys i have taken it all on board.  I’ve also been doing abit of reading on other forums and etc & i can see alot of people talk about backtrack? & also that its very compatible with the usb  AWUS036H adapter. I’m very tempted to buy this adapter & tryout backtrack. However i would like feedback on whether this is the right way to go ? Has anybody used this with backtrack. Just want to consider my options before jumping into buying something that may be crap!

    • #28900
      h0les
      Participant

      Hoping this isn’t for your neighbour/s….

      This shop as served me well. Based in the UK

      http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/Crucial-WiFi__W0QQ_armrsZ1

    • #28901
      hayabusa
      Participant

      @Ketchup wrote:

      I didn’t see that device on the compatibility list.   I had to view the list in Google’s cache, since I couldn’t get on the Backtrack site for some reason.   The link is here:

      http://backtrack.offensive-security.com/index.php/HCL:Wireless

      Backtrack is no longer hosted at that page…  It’s now at:

      http://www.backtrack-linux.org/

      😉

    • #28902
      unsupported
      Participant

      @chrisj wrote:

      The only down side I can really think of relying on the internal Wireless card is not being able to add an external antenna to it for longer ranges.

      I found an Orinoco gold card for sale on Amazon. 50.00 usd.

      There are hardware hacks to add external antennas to internal cards.  For example, http://www.ghettohax.com/2009/02/add-external-wifi-antenna-panasonic-cf.html

      Also, I would recommend buying an Orinoco silver and hacking it to be a gold.  Cheaper option and it works like a charm. 🙂 (http://www.andrewhakman.dhs.org/orinoco/ and http://www.netstumbler.org/f9/lucent-silver-gold-7538/)  Oh, and it can be had under many different names, the Dell Truemobile 1150… and others, just make sure you have the right chipset (http://www.netstumbler.org/f9/orinoco-gold-cards-differences-7822/).

    • #28903
      hayabusa
      Participant

      My only reason for the suggestion for USB was that, many of the newer laptops / netbooks I’ve come across (or even if you’re using something like an oQo,) while they may have cardbus slots, they don’t have PCMCIA.  Thus my recommendation to look at USB options, too.  There are simply so many different possibilities. 

      Atheros chipsets have worked well for me, as have the Orinoco’s.  So it’s a matter of finding what’ll suit your needs and budget, what you can locate, whether new or on eBay, or wherever, and to validate it’s been tested.

      Good luck.

    • #28904
      Ketchup
      Participant

      @hayabusa wrote:

      Backtrack is no longer hosted at that page…  It’s now at:

      http://www.backtrack-linux.org/

      😉

      Sweet, thanks for the link!  I was beginning to get worried that Comcast was blocking the site for me 🙂

    • #28905
      UNIX
      Participant

      @stickmade wrote:

      […] i can see alot of people talk about backtrack? & also that its very compatible with the usb  AWUS036H adapter. I’m very tempted to buy this adapter & tryout backtrack. However i would like feedback on whether this is the right way to go ? Has anybody used this with backtrack. Just want to consider my options before jumping into buying something that may be crap!

      It worked with Backtrack 3 and will most probably work with BT 4, though you might have to patch the driver.

    • #28906
      hayabusa
      Participant

      No worries, Ketchup…  I only knew as they posted on remote-exploit’s page when BT4 final was released.

      Cheers!

    • #28907
      MicroJay
      Participant

      I have and still utilize the AWUS036H adapter.  It has worked very well with Backtrack 3 & 4.  No special drivers needed.  Able to add an external antenna for better reception.  It also does injection if needed.  I would recommend this if you are looking for a solid reliable device.  It has replaced all external cards that I have purchased over the years.

      Hope this helps. 

    • #28908
      stickmade
      Participant

      Thank you all for your input. I have made my mind up & will go with bt4 & the AWUS036H adapter. Your help has been much appreciated!

    • #28909
      aranger
      Participant

      I had the same problem you had until I read this http://best-wireless-usb-adapter.blogspot.com which helped me make up my mind. This adapter actually came in the box with Backtrack 3 on a bootable disk but I am now running Backtrack 4 with VMware.

    • #28910
      tturner
      Participant

      I know this is an old thread but I just wanted to add my favorite aspect of using a USB adapter is passing it to guest VM’s. Can’t share a cardbus adapter with a VM in VMware.

      I’ve been using a trio of Ubiquiti SR71 adapters strapped to my Windows 7 tablet so I can continuously monitor 1,6,11 or trade up between monitor and master mode. They are a little pricey but deliver excellent range, are compatible with BT4 with minimal effort and work quite nicely with my Airmagnet tools.

      http://www.wlanparts.com/product/SR71-USB/Ubiquiti-Networks-SR71-USB-WLAN-USB-80211abgn-MIMO.html

      P.S. thanks Aranger for resurrecting this dead post so I didn’t have to be the one  😉

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