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Old 05-09-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
shadow738
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Trouble with wireless networking in BT5 using Intel 2915


I had this wireless connection working with previous versions of BT but I've been unable to get it working with BT5.

I have BT5 installed on a usb drive without persistance at the moment.

I've been searching for a while now and can't seem to find a working solution.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

Following is sysinfo:

Code:
**********************************
lspci | grep Network
**********************************
03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)

**********************************
lsmod | grep ipw
**********************************
ipw2200               140113  0 
libipw                 42666  1 ipw2200
cfg80211              153414  2 ipw2200,libipw
lib80211                4418  2 ipw2200,libipw

**********************************
ls -al /lib/firmware | grep ipw
**********************************


**********************************
ifconfig -a
**********************************
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:12:3f:d1:c2:9e  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:18 

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:141 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:141 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:19349 (19.3 KB)  TX bytes:19349 (19.3 KB)

**********************************
ifconfig
**********************************
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:12:3f:d1:c2:9e  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:18 

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:141 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:141 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:19349 (19.3 KB)  TX bytes:19349 (19.3 KB)

**********************************
dmesg | grep ipw
**********************************
[   18.689736] libipw: 802.11 data/management/control stack, git-1.1.13
[   18.689740] libipw: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <jketreno@linux.intel.com>
[   18.931348] ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq
[   18.931353] ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
[   18.931453] ipw2200 0000:03:03.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[   18.931480] ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
[   19.568903] ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
[   19.568909] ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
[   19.568915] ipw2200: failed to register network device
[   19.571207] ipw2200 0000:03:03.0: PCI INT A disabled
[   19.571254] ipw2200: probe of 0000:03:03.0 failed with error -5

**********************************
lshw -C network
**********************************
  *-network:0
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: NetXtreme BCM5705M_2 Gigabit Ethernet
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 03
       serial: 00:12:3f:d1:c2:9e
       capacity: 1GB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm vpd msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.117 firmware=5705-v3.16 latency=64 link=no mingnt=64 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:18 memory:dcff0000-dcffffff
  *-network:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Network controller
       product: PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 3
       bus info: pci@0000:03:03.0
       version: 05
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm cap_list
       configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=24 mingnt=3
       resources: memory:dcfef000-dcfeffff

**********************************
root@root:~# modprobe -r ipw2200
root@root:~# modprobe ipw2200
**********************************

**********************************
lspci | grep Network
**********************************
03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)

**********************************
lsmod | grep ipw
**********************************
ipw2200               140113  0 
libipw                 42666  1 ipw2200
cfg80211              153414  2 ipw2200,libipw
lib80211                4418  2 ipw2200,libipw

**********************************
ls -al /lib/firmware | grep ipw
**********************************
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     120 2009-03-11 16:17 ipw2200-fw-3.1

**********************************
ifconfig -a
**********************************
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:12:3f:d1:c2:9e  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:18 

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:199 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:199 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:27325 (27.3 KB)  TX bytes:27325 (27.3 KB)

**********************************
ifconfig
**********************************
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:12:3f:d1:c2:9e  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:18 

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:199 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:199 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:27325 (27.3 KB)  TX bytes:27325 (27.3 KB)

**********************************
dmesg | grep ipw
**********************************
[   18.689736] libipw: 802.11 data/management/control stack, git-1.1.13
[   18.689740] libipw: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <jketreno@linux.intel.com>
[   18.931348] ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq
[   18.931353] ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
[   18.931453] ipw2200 0000:03:03.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[   18.931480] ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
[   19.568903] ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
[   19.568909] ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
[   19.568915] ipw2200: failed to register network device
[   19.571207] ipw2200 0000:03:03.0: PCI INT A disabled
[   19.571254] ipw2200: probe of 0000:03:03.0 failed with error -5
[ 1920.295208] libipw: 802.11 data/management/control stack, git-1.1.13
[ 1920.295212] libipw: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <jketreno@linux.intel.com>
[ 1920.311919] ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq
[ 1920.311925] ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
[ 1920.312256] ipw2200 0000:03:03.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 1920.312285] ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
[ 1920.315429] ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
[ 1920.315435] ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
[ 1920.315439] ipw2200: failed to register network device
[ 1920.315472] ipw2200 0000:03:03.0: PCI INT A disabled
[ 1920.315506] ipw2200: probe of 0000:03:03.0 failed with error -5

**********************************
lshw -C network
**********************************
  *-network:0
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: NetXtreme BCM5705M_2 Gigabit Ethernet
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 03
       serial: 00:12:3f:d1:c2:9e
       capacity: 1GB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm vpd msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.117 firmware=5705-v3.16 latency=64 link=no mingnt=64 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:18 memory:dcff0000-dcffffff
  *-network:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Network controller
       product: PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 3
       bus info: pci@0000:03:03.0
       version: 05
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm cap_list
       configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=24 mingnt=3
       resources: memory:dcfef000-dcfeffff
 
Old 05-10-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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What are you intending to do with backtrack?
 
Old 05-10-2012, 01:05 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by jefro View Post
What are you intending to do with backtrack?
I'm in the process of setting up a home lab to work on security testing and would like to include a wireless portion with the ability to use packet injection.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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My guess is that you don't have the firmware installed on your BT (it is not on BT5R3 by default for example)

Check if present:
Code:
ls -al /lib/firmware | grep ipw
.. if it returns nothing, that's it.
[EDIT: it is in the output that you pasted and it returned nothing]

You can download the firmware from: http://ipw2200.sf.net/firmware.php
and copy files (ipw2200-bss.fw, etc) from the archive to /lib/firmware.

After that your modprobe should be successful:
Code:
modprobe -r ipw2200
modprobe ipw2200
dmesg | grep ipw2200
.. should not give you the "Unable to load firmware" that you had previously.

Cheers!

Last edited by LeSubtile; 11-20-2012 at 07:58 AM.
 
  


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