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vpnm_87
January 9th, 2010, 07:49 PM
Hi guys,
I am planning to buy a wireless device that supports both monitor mode and packet injection options for my project work..

I came across this site while browsing
http://airodump.net/wifi-hardware-monitor-applications/

Is there any advantage of using USB Wifi Adapters over PCMCIA cards??

Also can anyone provide your suggestion/experience in choosing a device in that link or recommend any other device??

changingstate
January 10th, 2010, 01:51 PM
I've got a Netgear WG111v2 USB adapter for aircrack, which worked well when I was last messing around with wifi networks last year.

In my own opinion, I'd recommend getting a USB device for your first interface. You'll be able to use it with almost any machine you encounter ( it's pretty unusual to see a desktop with a PCMCIA to PCI convertor board in it ) and it's dazzlingly easy to make VMWare pass control of a USB device into a client operating system, meaning you can aircrack on windows, should you have to.