I just purchased Edimax ew-7318usg USB WiFi adapter, but I can't get it to work in Barcktrack. I've read every post here and did everything necessary, but it sill doesn't work.
First maybe I should tell you that when I type lsusb command - the USB is shown as:
Bus 008 Device 002: ID 7392:7318
I have tried every method that I could find here to troubleshoot this:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501USB Wireless Adapter
1.download the kernel source from offensive-security.com/modules/kernel.lzm
go where you downloaded the source and type:
then go to rt73 [Aircrack-ng] and follow the instructions from there(downloading, compiling and loading driver module) or follow this quick steps:
bt tmp # lzm2dir kernel.lzm /
Still no luck with this one!
tar -xjf rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.3.tar.bz2
2. Then I've tried this:
Again no luck!
After several failed attempts to get my Edimax EW-7318USg wireless USB adapter recognized in Linux using the RT73 enhanced drivers (3.0.3), I finally realized the USB device ID was not listed where it should have been in the file rtmp_def.h with the rest of the RT73-based devices. Edimax must have changed the ID fairly recently because I was hardly able to find anyone who reported having trouble with this device aside from one particular forum topic which was of little help.
After updating rtmp_def.h and recompiling the driver, the device was then recognized as expected. If you are experiencing a similar problem with this adapter, try the following:
Disconnect the adapter and remove the existing kernel module:
modprobe -r rt73
Add the new device ID to the bottom of rtmp_def.h in the VID/PID area:
/* Edimax EW-7318USg */\
Recompile and install the driver (as root):
make && make install
Add the module back:
After reconnecting the device, the dmesg command should now show the device as being registered by the RT73 driver. Note that this was after blacklisting the rt73usb and rt2570 drivers.
Is there anybody who fixed this problem and can make step-by-step, because I am going crazy with this USB. I just bought it and it is irretating that I cannot get it to work.
Thanks in advance!