About RT2870sta (Ralink)
I have a USB High-power Adapter (AWUS050NH). I'm having some problems getting it to work with Backtrack.
First of all, there's support for this card right? If i'm not mistaken, I need a driver for RT2870.
Thankful for help.
i also have that card. It works great in backtrack 3 but in backtrack 4 beta it doesnt seem to recognise it.
When i type in airmon-ng in backtrack 3 i get this:
Interface Chipset Driver
ra0 Ralink b/g rt2500
Hope that helps you.
And by the way, the moniter mode and packet injection works great.
This will be your solution. Works great here on BT4
Originally Posted by apocolipse269
ok il try that out. also when i stop and start the wifi card the mac gets reset. so even though i would do the macchanger command the mac would be the same when i would type in airmon-ng start ra0.
any idea why?
Any chance you've been able to get this working with RT2860? This RT2870 will compile on my system, but when you insert it, it doesn't show the card. There is something missing from making this work on RT2860's
Originally Posted by kivi12k
Zimmy6996 the chipsets use different drivers and are different enough to merrit different drivers :/ I dont have a rt2860 chipset card (accually my rt2870 is dead now too) so i wouldnt be able to re-code and test a driver to work appropriately for you. if you can provide me with a rt2860 driver that works 100% with monitor mode and packet injection in BT3 then i can do my best to modify it for you but cannot guarantee it. The problem lies with the changes made to the linux kernel for kill_proc functions and how they behave.
Originally Posted by zimmy6996
ohhh la la! I am actually in the market for a brand new USB wireless-N adapter (perferablly one with a detachable SMA antenna), and this AWUS050NH looks like a beauty! found it @ amazon for $59.99 AND it comes with a screw-on swivel 9dBi antenna+mount. I am sold, and the fact being that others have used this too... oh very happy indeed!
Originally Posted by passworder
fingers crossed this will work for me [[ I am looking specifically @ this card/deal = h**p://w*w.amazon.com/Alfa-Wireless-N-Wireless-9dBi-Strongest/dp/B002BFO490/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1244338328&sr =8-2 ]]
Originally Posted by Tantatium
also found this link @ h**p://forum.aircrack-ng.org/index.php?topic=5278.0 with some more info about the card... I gonna go for it. I will respond with how everything goes - if I need help, hope someone will be willing to throw me a bone.
awsome! I will definately check that out... I got myself a cantenna which is pretty good by itself, but I will try to play with yr suggestions to pimp out the default antenna that comes with the AWUS050NH! heheh...
Originally Posted by apocolipse269
also, I did see the HWUN2 to buy as well @ amazon ... we shall see if the Alfa is going to be what I want (now yr making me second guess myself! hahah), if not I may just take you up on yr advice and sling for a HWUN2.
this is going to be my first foray into 802.11n ... I bought the Alfa device based off the popularity of their AWUS036H product. we shall see now won't we
glad to see u are still around apocolipse269! I've read this forum many of a time, and seen yr posts alot, u seem to be smarter then the average joe for sure.... I will definately post here once the AWUS050NH gets to me (sometime next week). also I was hoping maybe to pick yr brain... I noticed u are the source of the "rt2870-2_6_28-apocolipse" driver, and also saw yr post describing how you put the driver together... the reason I bring this up is because I found this page = h**p://airdump.cz/wifi-karta-alfa-awus050nh-500mw-recenze/ (czech language -- I used google translate to understand, as I am english) - at the airdump.cz page, they talk about using linux driver rt2870sta "working in monitor mode, packet injection yet" (I suspect that means = monitor mode works, packet injection is not fully functional) --- then he mentions linux driver rt2800usb "works monitoring mode and packet injection" ... so I was thinking about playing with yr driver, the current rt2870sta driver, and rt2800usb. so when the time comes, maybe u will let me pick yr brain
and, for others here is some sites I found that talk in detail about linux support and the Alfa AWUS050NH 500mW USB wireless-N card ::
h**p://w*w.wifi-ita.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7964 (italian language)
h**p://airdump.cz/wifi-karta-alfa-awus050nh-500mw-recenze/ (czech language)
PS: to get to the pages above, chage out the *'s for the proper letter.
i.e. h**p = http and w*w = www ... I will make it to 15 posts yet! heh
1. Thanks, its nice to hear ppl say i'm a smart guy lol, but like i tell everyone irl who picks my brain for my linux knowledge, i know nothing that someone else doesn't. The reason i know so much is because i've started from no knowledge, then built my self through problems, where i'd look to the community for support. The way i say it is "i know a whole lot more than most people in a lot of areas, however in those specific areas there is always someone who knows more than me." :P i thnk you can get the idea
Originally Posted by fnord0
2. Stick with the AWUS050NH for now, i've heard no problems from them where i've heard a few hand picked problems from Hawking Technologies (in fact like i stated my own HWUN2 is no longer working :/ but i think it didnt stop working untill i started using it in an OSX86 Mac environment on my notebook, so i'm not sure if that is the actual cause or not). When working with higher gain antenna's its probably not necessary to have an auxilary :P
But let me know for sure if the RT2800USB driver works with injection (and injection speed etc), remember if your device doesnt work with it at first to look in the "include" folder, file probably named rt2800.h or rt2800usb.h, and see if you can find a device id seciton, if so add yours (only if it DOESNt work on regular compile)