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Old 10-18-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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BT5 Tried so much to get my USB wireless adapter to work, help appreciated


I have gone through various methods and tutorials on how to fix this whole wlan0: unassociated Nickname "rtl_wifi" i realize that i have much information missing in which answers are going to need, but as suggested, im a linux newbie, not a computer noob, but linux, as i am using a virtual box to run BT5. I would sincerely love somebody to hold my hand and walk me through what needs to be done. If it means anything, i can get my USB to pick up wifi when i first start BT5, but as soon as i open the command prompt, then go back to scan, it wont find anything, ive been through tons of stuff and to tell you the truth, no idea what ive done :P A huge part of doing this whole thing is to not just do, but understand what your doing, im starting to wrap my head around everything but of coarse, things take time. Help would be much appreciated.
 
Old 10-19-2013, 12:07 AM   #2
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Hi: Tygermax55-
Welcome to Linux Questions!

I am not good with Virtual Box. Sorry-

As far as your usb adapter; what adapter do you have: make and model?
If your not sure you can try running:
Code:
lsusb
And post the output here.
It could be as simple as going online, finding the driver for your adapter and installing it.
I'm not sure if Back Track needs additional wireless-tools-

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...dapter-196596/

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-...pter-list.html

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-linux-454707/
 
Old 10-19-2013, 12:25 AM   #3
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Is your computer a desktop or laptop?
What make?

These sites may be of some use-

http://www.ehow.com/how_7552664_add-...backtrack.html
http://backtrack-linux.org/forums/forum.php
http://www.backtrack-linux.org/tutorials/
http://www.backtrack-linux.org/tutor...mware-install/

Here's the wireless drivers. At least on the BT site.
http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/...reless_Drivers
 
Old 10-19-2013, 12:34 AM   #4
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i have an asus laptop, due to the fact that i found out that it uses your in built wireless adapter as an Ethernet connection when using a virtual box, therefore, i bought a belkin wireless adapter to go around this, the problem with that though is maybe the firmware? i feel like that has something to do with it from the posts that i have read, many of them out of date though. I read many forums of this problem and then somebody says, do this, and this, and then their like "YAY THANK YOU" and im like..... wtf just happened....
 
Old 10-19-2013, 01:25 AM   #5
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i bought a belkin wireless adapter to go around this
What model is it?
If you don't know open your termianl and run this command and post the output for us.
Code:
lsusb
Yes, the firmware might be needed if the driver insn't enough.

When I bought a Linksys adapter it was a WUSB54gc model and the driver I installed for it was a rtl8168.

Quote:
i have an asus laptop
Is it a regular Notebook or a Ultrabooks?
The model would help me to help you so I can look up the specifications-
 
Old 10-19-2013, 03:19 AM   #6
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Later in the day I'm forced to use my phone for the forum so ill do my best to type out my info: laptop is a g75vw asus notebook pc , the lsusb told me that realtek RTL8188SU if that is what your looking for, I can copy paste whole thing tmmrw if needed but says that its belkin components F7D1101 basic wireless usb adapter. Btw really appreciate the help my military career could be at stake as silly as that sounds
 
Old 10-19-2013, 09:57 PM   #7
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Found the driver for your rtl8188su on board wireless LAN:
One that page Site 2 and 3 are for the West coast and Site 4 is for the East coast-
Be attentive to which Site you choose so you download the right driver.
Could you please also run the command "lsusb" as requested earlier?

This driver is for 2.6.18 and 3.0.2 versions of the kernel.
Please run this in your terminal to find out what version of the kernel you are running. Let me know when you have time so if this driver is not ok for the kernel I'll have to find another one-
Code:
uname -a
http://www.realtek.com/downloads/dow...oads=true#2292

I'm looking for a driver for your Belkin usb adapter-

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 10-19-2013 at 10:12 PM.
 
Old 10-19-2013, 10:30 PM   #8
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Some folks at Ubuntu are saying that the Belkin that you have doesn't work-
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1478394

I know your not running Ubuntu but BT is ubuntu based-
I'll look for the rtl8192u driver and do some more reading.
 
Old 10-19-2013, 10:51 PM   #9
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I found the firmware:
http://packages.debian.org/search?ke...rmware-realtek

I found your Belkin adapter under 'r8712u'
https://wiki.debian.org/rtl819x#supported-r8192u-usb
 
Old 10-25-2013, 04:17 PM   #10
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sorry its been a while since a reply but very much appreciate the help, if you could just walk me through on how to apply the package, or download the drivers that would help me a lot, from what ive been looking up, it seems that this may be the solution to my problem, and if not, i dont have the driver, so its definitely part of it lol once i figure how to apply your reply i will let you know the follow up if it has worked or not, thank you.
 
Old 10-25-2013, 04:32 PM   #11
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Are you aware that BT5 is basically a DEAD operating system
it is built on the unsupported Ubuntu10.04 ( SHORT life version)
bt5-r3 is unsupported
and when installed on a VM it is moistly USELESS

wirelless and Vm's do not mix well


the current Professional security TESTING and Professional penetration TESTING operating System is "Kali 1.0.5 "

Kali like the old BT is targeted at the Computer SECURITY Professional and University researcher
basally someone that has a Masters degree in CS with a Major in networking and security
or the same in "real world experience"
 
Old 10-25-2013, 04:56 PM   #12
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sooooo, what are you telling me? are you here to help me? or just tell me useless information that i dont really need to know, my question has to do with BT5, regardless if it is dead or alive, that is my question, if my question were "hey can i have fun facts about BT5?" this would be the best place for you to do that, but if your not here to help me, please go bother somebody with your information, thanks.
 
Old 10-25-2013, 05:15 PM   #13
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sooooo, what are you telling me? are you here to help me? or just tell me useless information that i dont really need to know, my question has to do with BT5, regardless if it is dead or alive, that is my question, if my question were "hey can i have fun facts about BT5?" this would be the best place for you to do that, but if your not here to help me, please go bother somebody with your information, thanks.
That is really rude. John VV was informing you that you are running an outdated OS without security fixes. If you really want to run outdated software why should anyone assist you?

The version he referred you to is current and replaces BackTrack.

Do what you want but the snark won't help you here.
 
Old 10-25-2013, 05:21 PM   #14
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Snark is who i am, and im more then polite to those who help me, if you didnt know, though it is apparent, im a linux newbie, so throwing me information i know nothing about doesnt help me at all, and from what i understand, you want me to throw away everything i have dowloaded and bought so i can restart the whole process with something else? that sounds like more work then fixing my current issue, im not arguing, but u need to understand my lack of knowledge for linux, im actually quite adept with windows and mac systems, but linux i have a long way to go, so you can hold my hand through it, or do what everybody else seems to be doing, which is "hey do this, and this" without little to know detail on how to do this or that. Im in a stressful situation that presses me to be direct. I can admit im in the wrong about this situation so sorry for the attitude?
 
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BT5 ( and kali )is and never was meant to be used by " new to linux" users !!!

It is meant to be used by someone with a 6 to 8 year Univ. degree in computer science with a major in computer networking and security .

to use an analogy
you are wanting to launch a f16 from an aircraft carrier and LAND IT on the 2'd line
with out KNOWING how to fly an airplane , let alone an f16 fighter jet .

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