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Old 03-29-2006, 09:28 PM   #1
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Modprobe ath_pci


Sorry if this is a n00b question but I am new to the whole linux scene. I am running Backtrack linux which is a live linux cd. I have a compatible atheros card that is compatible with the madwifi drivers. I ran the command "make && make install" and a lot of things seemed to be happening because the log file showed many things being installed and such. After that I have read I am supposed to run "modprobe ath_pci" and this is supposed to activate my WiFi card. However, when I try to open up Kismet it says "Kismet could not start because no wireless devices were found" So I assume my wifi card still is not working. Where am I supposed to compile the "modprobe ath_pci" command at? I have tried running it as root and in the directory where I did everything else. Help is greatly appeciated.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 09:37 PM   #2
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kismet needs to know what kind of driver you have, the card device, and, for some reason, a name for the card. Just try this:

Code:
kismet -c madwifi_ag,ath0,atheros
or this if you don't want 'a' traffic:

Code:
kismet -c madwifi_g,ath0,atheros
 
Old 03-29-2006, 09:44 PM   #3
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Ok, I couldnt run those commands in Kismet because I get the a Fatal Error from kismet saying "It was not possible to find any wireless devices, cannot continue"

So then I proceeded to run the command (the command for G traffic only as I do not have an A trafffic compatible card) from the root, nothing popped up or anything, so I tried to start kismet and I got the same "COudlnt find any wireless devices...." error.


Then I ran the command where I unzipped and performed the "make && make install" command. I got a "FATAL: GetlFFlages: interface ath0:No Such Device" error?


Any idea on what I may be doing wrong?
 
Old 03-29-2006, 11:16 PM   #4
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Nobody has a solution to the problem?
 
Old 03-29-2006, 11:21 PM   #5
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what do you get when you enter this command:

modprobe -c | grep ath0

I am betting your module didn't get installed.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 11:36 PM   #6
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what do you get when you enter this command:

modprobe -c | grep ath0

I am betting your module didn't get installed.

Ok, when I entered that command as root nothing seemed to happen. When I entered that command in the same window where I performed the "make" and "make install" commands, nothing happened either. Now, when I performed that "modprobe -c grep ath0" just like that without the "|" a ton of stuff comes up in the log windows... all of the things that come up start with "alias symbol"
 
Old 03-30-2006, 01:55 PM   #7
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Hmmm still outta luck... any suggestions?
 
Old 03-30-2006, 06:41 PM   #8
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i might be mistaken, but doesn't backtrack come with the madwifi drivers already on it? If it does, just use those and stop trying to compile it.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 10:24 PM   #9
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Did you check wireles network setting and configuration (IP, essid, mode, ...) ?
After "modprobe ath0" , you need to create wirless device (wlanconfig ....).

http://www.madwifi.net

Check wirless device, using wireless tools (iwconfig, wlanconfig, iwlist, ....)

Try it :
ifconfig <wireless_device_name>
iwconfig <wireless_device_name>
 
Old 03-30-2006, 10:34 PM   #10
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are you using the newest madwifi-ng drivers?

if so you have to create a virtual interface with
Code:
wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta
before you start kismet

should work for you.

Atleast I hope so!
 
Old 03-30-2006, 11:28 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by inVINCEable667
Ok, when I entered that command as root nothing seemed to happen. When I entered that command in the same window where I performed the "make" and "make install" commands, nothing happened either. Now, when I performed that "modprobe -c grep ath0" just like that without the "|" a ton of stuff comes up in the log windows... all of the things that come up start with "alias symbol"
What do you mean that "nothing happened"? You just got your prompt and cursor back with no evidence of any output? In that case, your module was NOT installed, which is what I suggested to begin with.

What is kismet? Are you building your driver from source?
 
Old 04-01-2006, 10:41 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by WRSpithead
i might be mistaken, but doesn't backtrack come with the madwifi drivers already on it? If it does, just use those and stop trying to compile it.

Yes backtrack does come with all that. All the files are already unzipped and everything. From that directory I ran "make && make install" which showed everything on the output window
 
  


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