ParMan Posted February 25, 2010 Share Posted February 25, 2010 (edited) i have never had this problem before with backtrack before. but it seems i have to find drivers for my wireless lan card. though i dont know what type it is. all i know for sure is that it is a "Wireless-G Card with Bluetooth" is there anything i can do in backtrack to find it or will i need to open windows and look under the device manager. also were can i find drivers for backtrack, and how do you install them? thanks in advance. Just found the card its a broadcom 802.11b/g Wlan you guys would be proud of me. i did some research.......... http://backtrack.offensive-security.com/index.php/HCL:Wireless Notes for broadcom owners Broadcom has used some of the BCM43XX designations for more than one flavor of card. To tell for sure if your card is supported, use the command 'lspci -n| grep 14e4'. If 14e4:XXXX is 4301, 4307, 4311, 4312, 4318, 4319, 4320, 4321 (aka 4306 802.11b/g? only), 4324, or 4325, the card is supported with b43 driver. All others are with 4313, 4315 (4310?), 4328 (4321 802.11n dualband), 4329 (4321 802.11n 2.4GHz), 432a (4321 802.11 5GHz), 432b (4322), 432c, 432d can only use broadcom's linux_sta driver, which is similar to using ndiswrapper. You will need kernel.lzm if you downloaded cdrom version and will need to compile this driver. You may also need compat-wireless if the driver does not work and/or search for possible answers via google. Last but not least, there is absolutely NO support whatsoever with linux_sta for monitoring/injecting. Desperate users can try and join their mailing list which the link takes you here http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php though im still going have to find something with info how do it all this stuff. i will post back when i come up with something. I found more information here. http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#fw-b43-lp but im still kind of confused on what i have to do. i know i need to do this: You are using the b43 driver from linux-2.6.25 or newer Follow these instructions if you are using the b43 driver from linux-2.6.25 and newer or compat-wireless-2.6, or from any current GIT tree. Use version 012 of b43-fwcutter. Download, extract the b43-fwcutter tarball and build it: wget http://bu3sch.de/b43/fwcutter/b43-fwcutter-012.tar.bz2 tar xjf b43-fwcutter-012.tar.bz2 cd b43-fwcutter-012 make cd .. Use version 22.214.171.124 of Broadcom's proprietary driver. Download and extract the firmware from this driver tarball: export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware" wget http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadco...50.10.5.tar.bz2 tar xjf broadcom-wl-126.96.36.199.tar.bz2 cd broadcom-wl-188.8.131.52/driver sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-012/b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta_mimo.o Note that you must adjust the FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR path to your distribution. The standard place where firmware is installed to is /lib/firmware. However some distributions put firmware in a different place. but im not really sure what im doing.... or is what i have quoted above all i have to do? i tried this and it doesnt seem to work. so once again im lost. Edited February 26, 2010 by ParMan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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