WirelessCards with rt2870/2860 chipsets
I have a nice usb wireless adapter "edimax ew-7711uan" with rt2870.... not supported
we need a kernel with more wireless drivers
Do note that this release is still in beta, the drivers can be obtained from the wiki under HCL:Wireless and in Linksys WUSB300N. If you compiled and inserted the driver and it doesn't return an interface, you need to add pci:id into the source, recompile/install and insert.
yep i know its a beta.. and i try to compile the kernel...
is just a information about this nice usb wirels card as non working card in beta with original kernel
i found in google a rt2870sta.lzm module but cannot download... need to register in a chineseforum to download
Hi Mrtank. The rt2870 drivers come in 2 flavors.
1. Hirte/Nemesis (same driver, origionally modded by hirte for injection, nemesis for linksys device compatibility) made for kernel version 2.6.25 (works for 2.6.20 -> 2.6.26? will not compile in kernel verision 2.6.27 and later kernel versions
2. Ralink rt2870sta 188.8.131.52 driver (does not support injection, works for latest kernels, including bt4beta)
I'll have your third solution soon, I've modified the hirte/nemesis driver to work with the latest 2.6.27+ kernels (ubuntu 8.10 - 2.6.27, bt4beta - 2.6.28) and got it working suprisingly to my success. Havin some problems in ubuntu but i havent had any on my bt4beta usb persistant changes. will post driver as soon as i can for testing
EDIT: oh and hatake kakashi, the HCL on the wiki for the rt2870 only applies to bt3, and infact not even bt3 if someone's upgraded the kernel past 2.6.26
ok sounds good.. tnx
i hate new kernels
Is rt2870 same chipset as rt2860 ? I have a rt2860 and im looking for a Wifi USB Dongle, but when that works, i would not need one ^^
apocolipse269: would you like to have the pleasure of noting down the steps on the wiki for bt4b users?
Ok, I've uploaded this to a (shitty at best) file hosting hopefully anyone who needs can get it. (if you guys could host it on the Wiki HCL i'd be happier haha )
hxxp:// www DOT filefactory.com/file/af31fg2/n/rt2870-2_6_28-apocolipse_tar_gz
The steps for getting it running are simple. BT4 comes with kernel.lzm (sources) already so extract with your prefered extraction method
navigate to the folder rt2870-2.6.28-apocolipse in terminal
after that do a
make && make install
if you'd like to keep it on a persistant changes install and have it load on startup simply edit your /etc/modules.conf (or w/e it is in bt4 someone correct me if i'm wrong)
your card should come up in ifconfig and iwconfig as ra0
Driver currently has some channel problems. I'm not positive on all of the situations however it can be annoying.
will not show any bssids on channel 6, instead to see bssids broadcasting on channel 6 you must do
Look on channel 10, this can be a problem due to the fact that aireplay-ng will not do a fakeauth unless the card is on the correct channel. anyone using my driver please feel free to give me any information or situations around having any errors like this, i've only encountered it on ch 6/10 but if any others let me know (dont have too many essids around me to test :P )
airmon-ng -c 10 ra0
Thanks hope you guys like the driver
(oh and a side note, shoudl work for rt2860 as well)
EDIT: Mods please fix the link, woudlnt let me post links (again if you can host it elsewhere that'd be great too)
Thank you for all the hard work so far in helping those of us with the 2870 chipsets.
Just got into this as a hobby, and took a few days in wrapping my head around it all so far. Beginning to learn is where I am still currently at.
I first noticed on ralinks website they have a new driver they have for download then the one you mentioned. I tried that, and got the same result you did with the old one. Monitoring works fine, but doesn't support packet injection. I was able to monitor over night however, and finally crack the target wep for my exercise.
Found this post and the one in working hardware in regards to the 2870 chipset, and downloaded the driver and installed it. Had a few problems with it however and thought I would post about them. Very likely is on my part as I am very unfamiliar with linux.
The aireplay -9 ra0 command shows injection possible, but then it only shows packets on the first AP test it does, with all the rest not working. Tried this 2 times with same results, both times the first AP was different.
When trying to do a fake auth with the target ap there is no response, likewise, when trying arp attacks for more data quicker recorded in airodump it also gets 0 response packets. So though it says it supports it in my case, it doesn't do anything.
In both cases I had set the correct channel in airodump and airmon and iwconfig. I also tried switching it, as the target ap was on channel 6, so also tried just setting the iwconfig channel to 10 and kept rest at 6.
Another thing, is when I was running airodump in one konsole, and after trying aireplay for the injections, when I did ctrl-c to stop it my system just hung. I could force quit the konsole window and the x desktop still worked fine in navigating. But when I went to do anything in konsole it would just hang, and wouldnt ever achieve anythign anymore. Only way was to do a hard reboot.
I sifted through the files in your driver in relation to the new driver from ralink. Comparing only those with the 09 year tag in yours for the ones you changed. There is a big difference in how they are setup. Most specifically in regards to the mac part and wpa, in how everything is organized. Was hoping I could find something in your injection one that I could *try* to port over. Learned alot but was in so over my head I just ended up closing it all.
Is there any advice on what I am doing wrong in causing some of these problems? Also, is there any advice on what is needed in the new drivers to make injection work? If I even knew what was missing I could then at least try to google it and learn more and tinker around. For the moment however, the entire wifi networking lingo is all foreign to me and half the time in my searches I am more lucky in finding what I am looking for.
Also, I am able to understand the aircrack tools for there basic functions at this point, and keep using the --help on them to keep doing everything myself and learning, as opposed to just following someone else's steps. However, I am unable to actually connect to an AP and surf the web in backtrack live. This is most likely caused by missing how, looking it up however most just state that after installing the driver, which I do every time I start backtrack as its a live version. it just has you do the reg ifconfig ra0 up.
In X network manager shows not working, and making a connection anyways then pressing connect doesnt seem to work either.
when I try the /etc/init.d/networking start it just says the ra0 is a not known device and tries to connect with eth0 which I do not have any rj45 connections currently and only able to connect through wifi.
Thank you for any responses, and for those who read this all.
I have tried your driver in backtrack3 and 4 i got belkin with rt2870 and 100% this driver doesn't work I have tried many different options also even if someone will get your driver installed will not work properly instead rt2870 better chipset is for now rt2671 with belkin f5d9050 is working with backtrack 4 straight away also someone set on aircrack-ng website that sometimes id of the adapter is missing inside the driver this is rubbish too if someone wrote driver and this driver doesn't not include id of particular adapter this mean that this driver was not design for this adapter.
I have tried many options with rt2870 tried use driver rt73ko serial monkey and darmstadt I did add there id of the belkin with rt2870 this drivers will recognize this adapter after that but adapter still will not work with it.