Solved

Locating a Wireless b/g PCMCIA card (or USB device) with a connector for an external antenna.

Posted on 2004-10-09
3
245 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I have done some wardriving using a laptop, Wireless PCMCIA card and netstumbler.  I detected a number of networks but the internal antenna in the PCMCIA card only gives a general idea of where the Wireless Access Point is located.

I would like to use a yagi (unidirectional Antenna) and triangulate to give a more accurate result, but I cannot find a wireless b/g PCMCIA card (or USB device) with a connector for an external antenna.

I have found various web sites with instructions on how to 'modify' devices to attach an external antenna, but I do not feel confident in doing this.

Does anyone know of such a device with an external connector???
0
Comment
Question by:dkempson
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:darkfriend
ID: 12268578
Orinoco brand.  I not sure you should be doing that so you can dig for it on your own.
-DF
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
smconsult earned 500 total points
ID: 12270869
Orinoco cards have an external connector, and there are tons out there. I've got an IBM card that is a clone of the Orinoco model, along with a magmount whip, and they work great together.   Look on eBay, if nothing else.

Like DF said, though...  be careful about wardriving.  It's still pretty "virgin" territory, legally, and there's been some arrests made here and there.  Granted, I think they've all been cases that involved someone actually *using* a network that wasn't theirs to use, but still.....  just be careful.

Sean
0
 

Author Comment

by:dkempson
ID: 12280362
Thanks for the comments.
I have found a card on ebay, as suggested.
I am a security consultant and intend to use the info for research, so I hope I won't be breaking any laws, but thanks for the warning!

Darren
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
I had an issue with InstallShield not being able to use Computer Browser service on Windows Server 2012. Here is the solution I found.
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…

718 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question