Re: Best Prism card?

From: Vladimir Ivaschenko (
Date: 2002-08-12 19:51:14 UTC

I heard that DemarcTech's cards are quite good ( They exist in 100mW and 180mW variants, and have excellent sensitivity.

Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 09:00:27AM -0800 James A. Crippen wrote about Best Prism card?

> I have two 802.11b cards which I'd like to use, and no AP. Instead of
> spending money on a proprietary AP I would like to have one that I can
> hack. Unfortunately neither of the two cards I have is supported by
> the hostap driver (one is a Cisco Aironet and the other is a Symbol).
> My question to the list is which brand of Prism card is the best?
> Spare no expense here. I'd like 200mW, good sensitivity, etc. I
> realize that some brands of Prism cards are pretty lame, with power
> outputs of only 25mW, poor receiver sensitivity, a high noise floor,
> and other warts. Instead of getting stuck with something that I'd
> later regret (and have to get rid of on eBay) I'd like to know the
> 'professional' opinions.
> 'james
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Best Regards
Vladimir Ivaschenko

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