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    Default Bt3 not finding my USB ath5007UG wireless card

    Ok so im real new at this so please be patient with me...

    I have Bt3beta on a usb stick, downloading the final now and going to put that on the usb stick instead. Allready cracked my wep network using a client and the intel3945 wireless card installed in my laptop had to load the ipwraw drivers and it worked like a charm.

    I read atheros cards are much better, I was fishing through my box of electronic junk and found an old usb wireless dongle from a few years ago, lo and behold its an atheros one, Atheros 5007UG.

    I want to use this card as it would make learning and following a lot of the tuts much easier here. So when I load BT3 up and type airmon-ng it finds wlan0 which is the internal intel card, but never the usb one.

    This is prob more a linux than bt3 question and I apologize but how do I get Bt3 to recognize this card? Is there a way of modifying the usb installation to have the drivers on it, or is there some other way?

    Thanks!

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    The madwifi drivers (used for atheros chipset's) do not support usb.

    This is documented on their site.

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    other people are gonna start thinking i work for gigabyte or somthin but if you want that chipset i would replace the internal card with this: http://www.oxfordtec.com/uk/MiniPCI-...duct_info.html

    I used to use the alfa alot but now I got this card its all I need and much easyer being internal.
    Don't discount Windows, I would be a poor man without it ;)

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    Thanks for the link to that card. I ordered one to add to the second miniPCI slot in my XPS M1330. There are extra antenna cables in the chasis, but I'll have to see if they work. Thanks again.
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    It was not that chipset I cared about.

    So the simple answer is that I cant use the usb wifi dongle to do this kind of stuff right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raysoc View Post
    It was not that chipset I cared about.

    So the simple answer is that I cant use the usb wifi dongle to do this kind of stuff right?
    Not if it is atheros based

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColForbin View Post
    Thanks for the link to that card. I ordered one to add to the second miniPCI slot in my XPS M1330. There are extra antenna cables in the chasis, but I'll have to see if they work. Thanks again.
    Yeah, that's a no/go with this card and my notebook. BT3f sees the 4965 in the WLAN slot. BT3f sees the Gigabyte card in the WWAN slot as well, but when I try to scan for my AP with the Wireless Assistant, ath0 (the Gigabyte card) sees nothing. I believe it's the antennas. There are 5 inside the housing for the two miniPCIe slots:

    > These two are for the Intel 4965 card. I leave these alone.
    - Solid Black
    - Solid White

    >These are the three extra antenna cables.
    - Blue
    - Black-Gray
    - White-Gray

    I've tried every antenna combination, using the three extra antenna cables with the Gigabyte card and nothing works. I'll stick to running BackTrack on the Eee PC.

    --EDIT--
    Upon further reading, and testing I'm more inclined to think that the Gigabyte GN-WI01GT is compatible with madwifi-ng. The card can be found for purchase here.

    Furthermore, I do not believe that the extra antennas, built into the XPS M1330 are compatible with a WLAN card, and were expressly meant for a WWAN card. In each of my tests, regardless of what operating system I've tested (BackTrack 3 Final, Ubuntu 8.04.1, XP Pro SP3) the card is recognized, but cannot establish a connection to an access point.

    I will post more when I've obtained a WI01GT, and proper replacement antennas.

    --EDIT--
    Gave up on the idea of using two MiniPCIe NICs. Installed the GIGABYTE GN-WS50G into the WLAN slot in the XPS M1330. BackTrack 3 Final has no problems with it at all. I'm connected to the Internet and I will test mode monitor and injection later. Once I finish testing, I'll add this card the the HCL on the wiki.

    --Last EDIT--
    Just finished testing modes with the GIGABYTE GN-WS50G.

    - Monitor = Yes
    Code:
    airmon-ng stop ath0
    airmon-ng start wifi0
    Fired up kismet with
    Code:
    kismet -c madwifi_g,wifi0,madwifi
    All good.

    - Injection
    Followed -=Xploitz=- E-Z Tutorial for Cracking WEP With no Clients. I'm at 20 minutes and I've gathered 632 weak IV's. I'm going to let it run its course and see how far I get. The point being that injection does work.

    eof
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