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Old 12-19-2008, 07:23 PM   #1
dapt1234
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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, 08:25 PM   #2
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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.
 
  


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