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    Default Awus050nh rt2870 - Avoid.

    I have an Awus050nh on the rt2870 chipset and its been a real pain.

    It works and you can probably get it to do almost anything you want but not without a LOT of arseing around. Currently I use the BT4 prefinal rt2870sta driver to connect to anything, but I also have to have the compat wireless drivers installed and switch between the 2 to do anything with aircrack. MOst dissapointing, the drivers from ralink are just crap I think. Maybe I just have a duff card.

    I'm going to post these scripts I use to get the thing to connect to a router. rutilt works for WEP, its pretty good actually, but it only does wep.

    I think these should work for any card, but basically I have to apply connection settings before AND after using dhclient to reliably connect to a network...

    For WEP:

    Code:
     
    #!/bin/sh
    ifconfig ra0 down
    modprobe -r rt2870sta
    modprobe rt2870sta
    ifconfig ra0 up
    echo "Network essid (name):"
    read essid
    echo "AUTH type OPEN or SHARED:"
    read auth
    echo "WEP key:"
    read key
    iwconfig ra0 rate 1M
    iwconfig ra0 mode managed
    iwpriv ra0 set NetworkType=Infra
    iwpriv ra0 set AuthMode=$auth
    iwpriv ra0 set EncrypType=WEP
    iwpriv ra0 set DefaultKeyID=1
    if test $key
    then
    iwconfig ra0 key $key
    iwpriv ra0 set Key1="$key"
    fi
    iwconfig ra0 essid $essid
    iwpriv ra0 set SSID="$essid"
    konsole -e dhclient ra0 &
    sleep 3
    iwconfig ra0 rate 1M
    iwconfig ra0 mode managed
    iwpriv ra0 set NetworkType=Infra
    iwpriv ra0 set AuthMode=$auth
    iwpriv ra0 set EncrypType=WEP
    iwpriv ra0 set DefaultKeyID=1
    if test $key
    then
    iwconfig ra0 key $key
    iwpriv ra0 set Key1="$key"
    fi
    iwconfig ra0 essid $essid
    iwpriv ra0 set SSID="$essid"
    For WPA:

    Code:
     #!/bin/sh
    ifconfig ra0 down
    modprobe -r rt2870sta
    modprobe rt2870sta
    ifconfig ra0 up
    echo "Network essid (name):"
    read essid
    echo "AuthMode WPAPSK or WPA2PSK:"
    read mode
    echo "Encryption type TKIP or AES:"
    read enc
    echo "WPA key:"
    read key
    iwconfig ra0 rate 1M
    iwconfig ra0 mode managed
    iwconfig ra0 essid $essid
    iwpriv ra0 set SSID=$essid
    iwpriv ra0 set AuthMode=$mode
    iwpriv ra0 set WPAPSK="$key"
    iwpriv ra0 set EncrypType=$enc
    konsole -e dhclient ra0 &
    sleep 3
    iwconfig ra0 rate 1M
    iwconfig ra0 mode managed
    iwconfig ra0 essid $essid
    iwpriv ra0 set SSID=$essid
    iwpriv ra0 set AuthMode=$mode
    iwpriv ra0 set WPAPSK="$key"
    iwpriv ra0 set EncrypType=$enc
    like I said I have to switch between 2 drivers for aircrack stuff, this involves installing compat wireless drivers, blacklisting them and blacklisting the bt4 rt2870sta driver and bringing them up as I need them.

    For which I use these:

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    ifconfig wlan0 down
    sleep 3
    rmmod rt2800usb
    rmmod rt2x00usb
    rmmod rt2x00lib
    rmmod mac80211
    rmmod cfg80211
    rmmod rfkill_backport
    rmmod input_polldev
    rmmod led_class
    sleep 3
    modprobe rt2870sta
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    ifconfig ra0 down
    sleep 3
    modprobe -r rt2870sta
    modprobe rt2800usb
    
    sleep 3
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    hope this helps someone somewhere.

    Links to drivers: hxxp://wireless.kernel.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/

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    It's either you or your card. I have no problems with it and the rt2800usb drivers.

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    Hmm. It could well be either.

    However, I've never had any problems with any version of backtrack using an RT73 card though. I think I can handle stuff like drivers and basic network commands.

    Since I like to research stuff before I post anything anywhere, I know there are two versions of the card. Might also have something to do with it.

    I've tried contacting ALFA for support, but have not recieved any reply whatever. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambo View Post
    Hmm. It could well be either.

    However, I've never had any problems with any version of backtrack using an RT73 card though. I think I can handle stuff like drivers and basic network commands.

    Since I like to research stuff before I post anything anywhere, I know there are two versions of the card. Might also have something to do with it.

    I've tried contacting ALFA for support, but have not recieved any reply whatever. Oh well.

    I can confirm this, avoid this card until proper drivers are out. Ive also tried everything, and the card has big potential but it requiers so many things to even get it running as normal, and then you cant inject properly. So to do a fake ap attack wont work with this card as far as ive tried cus of the 2 different drivers need to be installed at the same time...Owell, maybe thell release some better drivers in the future, but for now ill buy the Alfa AWUS036H.

    EDIT: Alfa AWUS050NH v2 a/b/g/n 500mW is my current card

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