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Old 07-17-2007, 12:05 PM   #1
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Backtrack2 wireless drivers


Does anyone know of any Bakctrack2 drivers for Dell Wireless 1450 a/b/g USB Adapter or Linksys Wireless-B 2.4 GHz USB Network adaptor?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 09:52 AM   #2
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The Dell card is a Broadcom chipset. You'll need either ndiswrapper which does not support monitor or bcm43xx, which does. The site for Backtrack mentions Broadcom support. I'm assuming they're using the bcm43xx for that.

Can't comment on the Linksys without knowing the chipset or model number.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 10:16 AM   #3
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Thumbs up

Thanks.

As for the Linksys, it's a piece of crap. I was just wondering about it if the dell card didn't work. so... thanks for the help.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 10:24 AM   #4
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It says that it's included in BT2, but I can't get my Dell card to work... it says it's "patched for injection." what does that mean? how would i "inject" it, if thats what i need to do.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 10:45 AM   #5
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# modprobe bcm43xx should load the driver. Run ifconfig after loading the module to see if the interface is showing up. (Make sure the card is turned on in BIOS - Fn-F2 for most Dells)

Packet injection is a technique for wireless hacking. It has nothing to do with whether or not your card is working.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 10:58 AM   #6
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Cool

o, ok. thanks. I'll post soon with the news.

As for packet injection: I knew what it was, but didn't make the connection.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 11:50 AM   #7
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Unhappy

Still no luck... I'm sure that it's on...

I'll post the result of ifconfig in a minute, i forgot to take note of it.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 12:05 PM   #8
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Here's the results from ifconfig:

Code:
      ifconfig
lo       Link encap:Local Loopback
         inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask 255.0.0.0
         inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
         UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
         RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packtes:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
         RX bytes:0 (0,0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0,0 b)
Hope that helps
 
Old 07-18-2007, 01:19 PM   #9
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It helps me, but not you.

It means there's no wireless driver loaded.

lsmod|grep bcm

Empty?

modprobe bcm43xx

Errors?

Post them.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 01:28 PM   #10
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I typed
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modprobe bcm43xx
into a shell, and nothing happened... It just went to a new bt ~ # line. it didn't say anyting.

thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 01:48 PM   #11
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Nothing happend means the module loaded successfully.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 01:53 PM   #12
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ok... I'll try again soon. Hope it works **::fingers crossed::**

PS: michaelk: I like your sig. I can relate... lol
 
Old 07-18-2007, 03:59 PM   #13
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nope... doesn't work

Here is a screenshot of my screen...

I did the commands from top-left, top-right, bottom

I might be gone for the rest of the day... so... see you tomorrow.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 07:20 PM   #14
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Quote:
lsmod | grep bom
Should be
lsmod | grep bcm

The driver was loaded but the interface has not been configured yet. I am not familar with backtrack and so do not what tools are included. The console command iwconfig is used to configure the wireless interface. In addition you can use the iwlist command to see additional information not displayed by iwconfig.

The command ifconfig -a will display all interfaces.
 
Old 07-22-2007, 01:36 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by michaelk
Should be
lsmod | grep bcm
That's what I said. Where did you see lsmod | grep bom?
 
  


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