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    Default USB wireless network card

    Hello everyone

    I have a USB wireless network card "SMC". This device is listed in the HCL list for supported hardware devices for BackTrack. However I can't seem to get it work. I tried the Vmware and Live CD versions of BackTrack. I am used to working with Microsoft Windows OS and I have no experience in UNIX systems. Usually when I add a new device to Microsoft Windows OS, a wizard popup and guide me through the process of installing the device. How do I install my USB wireless network card on BacKTrack and get it work on applications like kismet ?

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    A little more info on the adapter would help. Open Konsole, plug in the adapter, in the Konsole window type: lsusb & dmesg | tail

    Knowing it is sold under the SMC brand isn't enough information to help.

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    thank you for you replay crooks

    This is what is written on the adapter
    SMC
    EZ Connect g
    802.11g Wireless USB Adapter
    Model no. SMC286W-G

    and this is the output that came when I typed the command you have given me

    [1] 5488
    acpiphp: Slot [260] registered
    acpiphp: Slot [261] registered
    acpiphp: Slot [262] registered
    acpiphp: Slot [263] registered
    VMware memory control driver initialized
    vmmemctl: started kernel thread pid=3768
    eth0: link up
    NET: Registered protocol family 10
    lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
    eth0: no IPv6 routers present
    root@bt:~# Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1260:ee22
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    lsusb & dme
    [1]+ Done lsusb

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    That adapter has the rt2500 chipset.
    Try sudo apt-get install rt2500-source
    You can get the drivers from the serialmonkey website as well.

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