Having problems with my Wireless USB connecting my Access Point
So a couple of days ago Ive downloaded backtrack 4 live iso(first time user with the backtrack linux distro) I was able to run it through Sun xVM virtual box. Now BT4 is able to recognize my wireless nic card and I am able to run Airodump-Airplay and Aircrack which in turn I was able to capture beacon packets and also was able to fake authenticate with my Access Point and Replay ARP broadcast messages. So I know that my nic card is running fine. But whenever i try to access my ap through iwconfig wlan0 configuration I keep getting these error messages SET failed on device wlan0 Opertaion not Supported this is happens whenever I either commit interface changes, put my wlan0 interface in superuser mode. Can anyone help me connect to my AP through backtrack 4
- much obliged
Give more detail about the card.
my wirelsee nic is actually a Cisco-Linksy Compact Wireless-G usb adapter. It able to pick up wlan0 and i am able to use iwconfig i put the Essid and the WEP key but when I conmit the settings I get this message "SET failed on device wlan0 Opertaion not Supported" I am also able to bring the interface up. I havent tried lsusb command yet do you think it might work?
That should be Linksys WUSB54GC card as windows recognize it same what you told.
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Okay so I was able to connect to my AP but i did not get my ip address through DCHP instead I had to statically configure one. I was still unable to get into firefox but what I was able to do was capture packets through promiscuous mode using wireshark. For some reason however i crashed my entire network I had two monitor modes going at the same time do you think that was the cause of it?
No the problem really is that you got in to big of a hurry to do the kewl stuff without getting the basics down a bit first. Take your time John and you will figure it out.
Originally Posted by Johndoe1893
thanks I think? lol I have used Linux before so i am not new to the OS in fact ive done a lot of shell scripting, PHP and Pearl(I took a class in my college for Linux scripting and file system management) granted this was a couple of years back. I have been able to connect to my access point last night although without connecting to my DHCP server so I had to statically configure my ip address subnet mask and gateway. And i was able to capture packets of clients in my network through promiscuous using wireshark. But i am unable to use firefox for some reason. Dont know why that is, also i have been able to put my nic into monitor mode and capture beacon from various ap points. Also like I said i was able to replay arp(broadcast) packets and fake authorize with my ap.
Originally Posted by archangel.amael
The problem is that once i am connected to my ap i do not get the required packets and services from my router DHCP,DNS NAT etc. I am also unable to leave my network for the obvious resaons that I mentioned. This is my first time using backtrack linux distro also the first time virtulizing it using suns virtual box so im not sure if that could be the problem. Like I said i am able to bring wlan0 up, put it into monitor mode, give it an essid, key and all that stuff. Also I am able to authorize with the AP and connect to it.