LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-19-2008, 06:23 PM   #1
dapt1234
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
how to install wireless driver on backtrack?


Hello, I am totally new to linux, but pretty computer literate, so if someone could help me out I would appreciate it, thanks.

I have installed backtrack 3 on vmware workstation. I would like to install a TP-link TL-WN650G wireless card(atheros based - AR5005GS) onBacktrack because that it supports packet injection. Backtrack doesn't automatically recognize the device so I need to install the driver, I have done some research and found I needed to install the driver 'madwifi-old'(ieee80211 version) from here..
http://aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=madwifi
http://madwifi-project.org/

However I have no idea how to install them from inside backtrack, so if someone knows please let me know.
tryed 'lsmod |grep ath_pci', 'modprobe ath_pci' but nothing happened and didn't work.
thanks
 
Old 12-19-2008, 07:25 PM   #2
larryhaja
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Distribution: Slackware 13.1
Posts: 292

Rep: Reputation: 75
Quote:
I have installed backtrack 3 on vmware workstation. I would like to install a TP-link TL-WN650G wireless card(atheros based - AR5005GS) onBacktrack because that it supports packet injection.
If this is your card, then it won't work while in a vmware environment no matter how well it is supported by the OS. The vmware image of BT only supports usb wireless. They talk about it here. Install BT to a usb stick or hard drive and then it might work.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to install wireless driver on backtrack ????? dapt1234 Linux - Newbie 1 12-28-2008 06:06 PM
Configuring Wireless on BackTrack 3 cilbuper Slackware 1 03-31-2008 09:43 PM
wireless driver install issues: modprobe not injecting driver Gargle Slackware 12 07-28-2007 11:28 AM
BackTrack 2 how do I install airo driver to run Kismet?? Corrisant Linux - Newbie 1 06-05-2007 11:41 AM
wireless problems in BackTrack kiasta Linux - Newbie 1 05-06-2006 11:59 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:18 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration