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Old 04-12-2011, 06:28 PM   #16
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My network uses WEP at the moment
 
Old 04-12-2011, 06:30 PM   #17
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Output of iwconfig:

Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wifi0     no wireless extensions.

ath0      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:""  Nickname:""
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power:19 dBm   Sensitivity=1/1
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=0/70  Signal level=-98 dBm  Noise level=-98 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:20200  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
 
Old 04-12-2011, 06:31 PM   #18
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Well, the wicd should work for you, how did you configure the computer? I'm no expert with Ubuntu, you should use only one programm to configure your wireless adapter, wicd or networkmanager.

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This looks good. The adapter is working. Now you'll need to tell wicd or the networkmanager how to authenticate to the wireless accesspoint (router).

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I didn't really do any configuring as such. I installed BackTrack 4-R2, put the madwifi drivers on and that's pretty much it...

Do you think a freh install would help? Start from scratch kind of thing?
 
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mh, I don't understand why you think you need madwifi drivers.

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Old 04-12-2011, 06:44 PM   #22
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This looks good. The adapter is working. Now you'll need to tell wicd or the networkmanager how to authenticate to the wireless accesspoint (router).

Markus
Well wicd won't pick up my wireless card, at least in the GUI is says "No wireless networks found"

Can I do it through the terminal?
 
Old 04-12-2011, 06:47 PM   #23
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Yes, disable wicd and use wpa_supplicant instead. Read the manpage for wpa_supplicant. You'll have to edit the wpa_supplicant.conf file and insert the settings for your wireless network.

Since you're obviously running an Ubuntu-machine which is connected, you may use the same settings as for Ubuntu.

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Old 04-12-2011, 06:47 PM   #24
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I need madwifi for packet injection as I want to start learning about security (obviously with my own network and my own machines) because it seems quite fun... even if it is difficult to set up :P
 
Old 04-12-2011, 06:52 PM   #25
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... even if it is difficult to set up :P
especially if one isn't that much experienced with Linux. I'd recommend to learn more about Linux. It seems to me you try to do the difficult things before you've learned the easier tasks. What I mean is, why do you want to learn about security before you've learned how to connect a computer to a wireless network?

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Old 04-12-2011, 06:59 PM   #26
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I managed to do it on Ubuntu (Intrepid Ibex) but BackTrack was designed for the security enthusiast and has quite a lot of cool stuff so I thought I would give it a try.
 
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Well, good luck, I hope I could help you a little.

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Old 04-12-2011, 07:13 PM   #28
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Thanks for your help Markus. I rep'd you because you were kind enough to take the time to help

I'll keep you posted!
 
  


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