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    Default Re: How to get ar9170 chipset usb adapter working

    I did follow your steps but when i do like but i have some probs..


    root@bt:~# airmon-ng

    Interface Chipset Driver

    wlan0 Unknown ar9170usb - [phy0]

    why is the chipset unknown?

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    Default Re: How to get ar9170 chipset usb adapter working

    I have the D-Link DWA-160A2 (version A i think with a minor revision?).

    Is this the same chipset as the DWA-160A or does it have the DWA-160B chipset?
    The DWA-160A1 and DWA-160A2 both are same chipset (ar9170). The DWA-160B has a ralink chipset.

    Needless to say my USB adapter isnt working, just my virtual ethernet connection to my onboard wireless card. The light on the USB is always off when mounted by VWware. Backtrack can see my device as an EHCI Host Controller - 11n adapter. Here are the details from backtrack.
    Your lsmod output shows that you don't have any of the wireless modules loaded. To get all the modules loaded try running
    Code:
    modprobe -a ath ar9170usb mac80211 cfg80211 rfkill_backport led_class
    If its still not working after that, it may be a VMware issue(I don't know shit about VMware).

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    I did follow your steps but when i do like but i have some probs..

    Code:
    root@bt:~# airmon-ng
    Interface Chipset Driver
    wlan0 Unknown ar9170usb - [phy0]
    why is the chipset unknown?
    The only reason it's unknown is because of:
    /usr/sbin/airmon-ng
    line 174
    Code:
        if [ x$DRIVER = "xOtus" -o x$DRIVER = "xarusb_lnx" -o x$DRIVER = "xar9170" ]
    it should be

    line 174
    Code:
        if [ x$DRIVER = "xOtus" -o x$DRIVER = "xarusb_lnx" -o x$DRIVER = "xar9170usb" ]
    Last edited by dustyboner; 03-27-2010 at 07:46 PM.

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    Default Re: How to get ar9170 chipset usb adapter working

    thanks man that solved it

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    Default Re: How to get ar9170 chipset usb adapter working

    Hey thanks so much worked on the first try, but there is something wrong when I have them both on and I'm using my internal wireless network card the light keeps going on and off like it keeps turning on and off the page still loads but a tiny bit slower. What can I do to not make them conflict with eatch other.
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    Default Re: How to get ar9170 chipset usb adapter working

    Hi dustyboner,

    Thanks a lot for your help, is this working with AirPcap TX?

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    Default Re: How to get ar9170 chipset usb adapter working

    can u run airodump with this driver and i have wnda3100
    i have vmware 7 with win 7

    thanks

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    Default Re: How to get ar9170 chipset usb adapter working

    Quote Originally Posted by mzia259 View Post
    Hi dustyboner,

    Thanks a lot for your help, is this working with AirPcap TX?
    the AirPcap TX has a different chipset than the NX. It won't work with the ar9170usb driver but probably will work with BT4. I think it uses the ath5k drivers.

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    can u run airodump with this driver and i have wnda3100
    i have vmware 7 with win 7
    You should be able to. Injection/monitor mode works, but i haven't tested it with vmware. Try it and let us know if it works.

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    Default Re: How to get ar9170 chipset usb adapter working

    Thanks for the tutorial, Dustyboner.
    But I have something to ask.
    I just bought TL WN821N usb wifi adapter, and has done like what u said. And it looks like it has been detected as wlan1 ( I use laptop, so wlan0 is for internal wifi ).
    What I want to ask is about airmon-ng. I type this :
    #airmon-ng
    #airmon-ng start wlan1
    #airodump-ng
    after that it began to monitor,, but after a while (less than 1 minute) , my system seems to freeze, with caps lock light on and off.
    Is that a problem with the wifi adapter?

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    Default Re: How to get ar9170 chipset usb adapter working

    i get this when i try airodump with wnda3100


    root@bt:~# airodump-ng ath0

    ARP linktype is set to 1 (Ethernet) - expected ARPHRD_IEEE80211,
    ARPHRD_IEEE80211_FULL or ARPHRD_IEEE80211_PRISM instead. Make
    sure RFMON is enabled: run 'airmon-ng start ath0 <#>'
    Sysfs injection support was not found either.

    dont know what its mean but is seem dont work can someone help thanks

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    Default Re: How to get ar9170 chipset usb adapter working

    Thanks so much for the tutorial Dustyboner. I just bought the TL-WN821N and was having issues until I ran across your write-up. Each set of the aircrack tools is working great now, thx again.

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