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Backtrack 5 Wifi Drivers


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Some cards will work right out of the box with backtrack and support monitor mode, injection, etc. For example my laptops internal card is ready to go as soon as I boot into backtack. My cheap usb card isn't. I had to search for the right driver, download it, and put it in the right directory to get that card working. Not real sure if that answers your question.

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Yes, I was asking if BT automaticly installs and uses modified drivers for cards that need them.

Well back in BT3, my old laptop needed to install drivers for the card to even work. I had to use fwcutter and so on to get my BCM4306 card working.

I think in BT4 it worked only for monitor and injection, not sure if it would work like a normal card very well. Probably because I wasn't creating a mon0 interface to inject and sniff packets on.

BT5 works just fine with the card to connect to access points, monitor mode and injection.

Like I said. I'm pretty sure it's all kernel version for the added support.

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Well first off if your talking about air cards as in mobile gsm modems, they probably arnt operating on the same frequencies as 802.11 a/b/g/n. I'm sure there is a way to monitor those frequencies with some program but I'm not sure if they even support promiscuous mode. There's probably some device made to monitor the frequencies of gsm but I don't know of any.

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Morfir

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Doing a monitor mode on cell phones really wont help you any. It's all encrypted, channel hopping, etc...

The only way to see it is to create your own base station and wait for people to connect to it. That was talked about in a Hak5 episode on defcon if I recall.

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Doing a monitor mode on cell phones really wont help you any. It's all encrypted, channel hopping, etc...

Is there actually a way to monitor it? That would be a interesting subject to look into, do you know of any material on the subject?

Regards,

Morfir

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