error:Neither the sysfs interface links nor the iw command is available.
When I run the command "airmon-ng start wlan0" i get the following error message.
"Neither the sysfs interface links nor the iw command is available.
Please download and install iw from http: //dl.aircrack-ng.org/iw.tar.bz2
i downlaoded the cd image from
and i am booting of the cd.
btw i have searched this forum and found about 3-4 other threads like this but they dont seem to be helping me. can someone tell me what im suppose to do after downlaod the file "(http: //dl.aircrack-ng.org/iw.tar.bz2)"
thanks in advance
Same problem here, i am noob with this updating, could anyone direct me to some thread about this, im not exactly sure what this even is.
Same problem here, im noob with this updating, and i do not know exactly what i am doing..so if this thread already exist could someone redirect me to it.
What wireless card to you have?
ususally im doing airmon-ng start wifi0 (wifi0 being the interface)
sounds to me like wlan0 isnt in you interface list. type iwconfig to check interface first
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wmaster0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"xxx" Nickname:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: xxx
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2346 B
i do have wlan0 as my device name, im using intel PRO/wireless 3945ABG card
i just need to install that file and i dont know how
i think i found my fix here:showthread.php?t=12165&highlight=3945 (cant post links yet) but search ftw
im also using intel PRO/wireless 3945 A/B/G card. its built into my laptop. i was wondering if any1 that has got this to work could u pls upload ur version of ur bootable disk here, very much appriciated.
thanks in advance
Requish is right with the fourm
i have the same card, to enable monitor mode i type the following
iwconfig shows the interface is wlan0
modprobe -r iwl3945 tells backtrack to dismount iwl3945 driver
modprobe ipwraw tells backtrack to load ipwraw driver
airmon-ng start wifi0 use interface wifi0 at this point as last 2 steps changed it
thnks theoleek, that makes a lot more sens then what it says on that thread requish. as u can see im a noob when it comes to backtrack 3 and linux
however...this results in anoter error. In that ipwraw driver mode , my wlan card is unable to find any networks. When i changed back to old driver , it was able to find wireless networks, but again was unable to start airmon-ng (same error as before)