Has anybody had particularly good success with any one promiscuous-mode PCMCIA
ethernet adapter? I'm currently considering the 3Com model 3C589D ($120).
I'm setting up a (Toshiba 780) laptop to do customer-site security and
debugging, and part of the requirements is some sniffing ability (white hat).
I have experience with the Data General line of sniffers, but no budget for
them, so I'm looking for a PCMCIA ethernet card with promiscuous mode.
I'm particularly looking for a card that will work promisc. under both Win95
FreeBSD. Being able to use it under Solaris would be a plus, as would 10/100
support- this last is the one feature that the 3C589 lacks.
So far I've found the following cards listed as being promiscuous, most
were tested by Novell under 'http://developer.novell.com/search/' or listed
=== What I've found so far ===
Ethernet PCMCIA cards:
Linksys Ethernetcard (EC2T)
Socket Communications EA, EA+
Novell's National InfoMover NE4100
3Com 3C589D (supported by FreeBSD and Solaris)
Intel EtherExpress Pro (Dual purpose- includes modem)
Known _not_ to be promiscuous:
Eagle Novell Ne4200
IBM PCMCIA Adapter II
MegaHertz (may change)
Xircom Pocket Adapter III (Novell says Yes, ssinc says No)