How To make KisMAC Work under OS X Lion
Update August 2012
KisMAC Trunk r407 has been released
This trunk fixes some of the issues with Lion 10.7+ and 10.8
Airport Passive Mode is still not working but you may/can use an USB adapter with it (WLAN)
this is a temporary fix and you use KisMAC r407 at your own risk(s)
Please report to Kismac-ng for any other info.
If you still need/want to use your Alfa 036h/Realtek without KisMAC, then keep on reading...
Apple has changed the API again, hence there will be a flotation time until KisMAC is truly updated for Lion. In the mean time, if you have tried, you'll have probably noticed a freeze under Passive mode.
Here is a solution to make KisMAC work under Lion without too much fuss.
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So, to make it work, you'll need either some serious Terminal capabilities or the Kali App.
The (a) second solution, is to create a bootable USB as explained here: You have paid for Snow Leopard, keeping a bootable copy on hand can be very useful , i.e you crash your Lion HDD and need to get some files or make a fix. or use KisMAC ...
Do NOT install the Drivers of the card (Realtek.app) unless you have the Kali App.
If you install without Kali App, the drivers will prevent KisMAC to be able to load its own.
Also, as a warning: eBay is full of knock off of this card, they look the same, but if you get one shipped "from the US by a Chinese vendor in HK" You will be sorry. By experience, I only recommend a few handful of vendors. Why? Because I can connect one mile away. Yes, that's 1,6 km.
You can also use the card as a second wifi, the signal compared to Airport is about 60% better. Just that, it makes worth every cents of it.
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