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    Default installing rt73 on backtrack 4! this is driving me mad

    hey there, i have searched in google and i have searched the forum and i cudnt find my answer so this is it

    i have a wusb54gc and all i want to do is put rt73 driver on it so i can use it in backtrack 4, now i this device is very hard to install, i cnt even install it normally on my comp, i bought it brand new, but anyways, ive read some ways of doing it through backtrack
    i downloaded the driver ran backtrack through live cd and typed in tar -xjf rt73-k2wrlz-2.0.1.tar but it cudnt find it, now wen i have the computer actually on wich is windows 7 legit by the way, do i have to say that driver in a certain place for backtrack to find it

    plzzz help me
    like a step by step or anything like that wud be fantastic

    thank you for ur time

    paul

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    rt73 drivers are already there.why are you downgrading them.searching the forums and no answer? were you really searching on this forum
    modprobe rt73usb
    that's it.

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    hey thanks bud but wat do u mean, once backtrack is loaded just open a konsole and type that????

    cheers bud for the reply

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    I have the same adapter and the same problem. Let me know if you get anything.
    Good Luck.

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    The wusb54gc should work out of the box on back|track.

    Just plug it in and do an airmon-ng to check it is seen.

    If it is causing problems you can always do a modprobe as mentioned hereabove (after connecting the adapter);

    Code:
    modprobe -r rt73
    modprobe rt73

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    paulroyland,

    I have the Belkin F5D7050 USB adapter which uses the Ralink RL2501USB chipset. According to hxxp://ralink.rapla.net/, this is the same chipset as your Linksys.

    After booting BT4 (I am using BT4 Pre Final), insert the adapter and check dmesg, you should see something like this at the end.

    Code:
    root@bt:/#dmesg
    ...
    usb 1-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
    usb 1-4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    cfg80211: Using static regulatory domain info
    cfg80211: Regulatory domain: US
            (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
            (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (600 mBi, 2700 mBm)
            (5170000 KHz - 5190000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (600 mBi, 2300 mBm)
            (5190000 KHz - 5210000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (600 mBi, 2300 mBm)
            (5210000 KHz - 5230000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (600 mBi, 2300 mBm)
            (5230000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (600 mBi, 2300 mBm)
            (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (600 mBi, 3000 mBm)
    cfg80211: Calling CRDA for country: US
    cfg80211: Regulatory domain changed to country: US
            (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
            (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2700 mBm)
            (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 1700 mBm)
            (5250000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
            (5490000 KHz - 5710000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
            (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 3000 mBm)
    wmaster0 (rt73usb): not using net_device_ops yet
    phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel'
    wlan0 (rt73usb): not using net_device_ops yet
    Registered led device: rt73usb-phy0:radio
    Registered led device: rt73usb-phy0:assoc
    Registered led device: rt73usb-phy0:quality
    usbcore: registered new interface driver rt73usb
    usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2500usb
    In this case, my interface is wlan0.

    Using lsmod and grepping for the rt modules shows that BT4 is using them.

    Code:
    root@bt:~# lsmod |grep rt73
    rt73usb                25136  0
    rt2x00usb               9772  2 rt2500usb,rt73usb
    rt2x00lib              35500  3 rt2500usb,rt73usb,rt2x00usb
    Useing iwconfig, i see the device.

    Code:
    root@bt:~# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wmaster0  no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
              Tx-Power=17 dBm
              Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    I can now use iwconfig, wicd, or any other utilities with the interface...

    Hope this helps,

    Enjoy

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    I no that i bought the wusb54gc but it was v3(Black) not v1(grey) and i have not been able to get it up and running either.

    Im wondering have you got v3?

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    Question And?

    Ok after going to the link and following the instructions it still does not work so any other suggestions?

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    The link worked for me and many other members. Are you sure you really have a rt73?

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