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    Any chance anyone acn post me the correct commands plz??

    Why Doesnt the BCM4312 work straight off??

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrypt View Post
    Any chance anyone acn post me the correct commands plz??
    Do you understand why I didn't just post the commands above, and I instead told you where to look? First of all there's different commands to run depending on your kernel version, and even though one particular set of commands is most likely to be applicable (the second one in the table like I suggested), its good experience to be able to match instructions to the requirements of your system. I also wanted you to get some experience in solving problems for yourself and I wanted you to perhaps make the leap of trying another set of commands if the first set didn't work. These are skills you need before you will ever be able to perform penetration testing, or any serious computer security work.

    My attempts to help you learn to help yourself don't appear to be working too well though, so lets go one step further. Assuming your kernel version is above linux-2.6.25 and below 2.6.32 (the second option in the table as I mentioned above), you would run the following commands, which Ive copied from the page I referenced:

    Install fwcutter from source (not strictly necessary but lets simplify things as much as possible shall we?)
    Code:
    wget http://bu3sch.de/b43/fwcutter/b43-fwcutter-012.tar.bz2
    tar xjf b43-fwcutter-012.tar.bz2
    cd b43-fwcutter-012
    make
    cd ..
    Grab firmware, extract using fwcutter and install.
    Code:
    export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
    wget http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver
    sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-012/b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta_mimo.o
    If you run into an error, Google the error to try and find a solution and research what the command does.

    Quote Originally Posted by scrypt View Post
    Why Doesnt the BCM4312 work straight off??
    Because Broadcom manufactured the cards to require the use of proprietary firmware in their drivers, and this cant be freely distributed in a Linux system, so it instead has to be obtained by the end user from another location.
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    Hello Lupin

    Cheers for sticking with me...

    think im getting somewhere.

    I ran each of the commands separately from your last post and I seen the actual program being extracted etc. etc, etc,

    The last command gave me this output:

    me@myself-laptop:~/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver$ sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-012/b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta_mimo.o
    This file is recognised as:
    ID : FW13
    filename : wl_apsta_mimo.o
    version : 410.2160
    MD5 : cb8d70972b885b1f8883b943c0261a3c
    Extracting b43/pcm5.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode15.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode14.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode13.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode11.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode9.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode5.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals15.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0initvals15.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals14.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0initvals14.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1initvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0initvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0initvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/n0absinitvals11.fw
    Extracting b43/n0bsinitvals11.fw
    Extracting b43/n0initvals11.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1initvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0initvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0initvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1initvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0initvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
    myself@me-laptop:~/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver$

    I did not receive any error messages. (well none that I noticed).

    Have I done correctly so far?

    Not sure what I need to do now i have reached this command:

    myself@me-laptop:~/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver$

    What should I run now??

    Lupi...

    Using this last command do I need to enter the path to the directory where my firmware is installed myself??

    sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-012/b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta_mimo.o

    So I need to change this: "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" to:

    wherever my firmware is kept. (still searching for tis correct path.

    I am on the right tracks??

    me@me-laptop:~/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver$ sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-012/b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta_mimo.o

    what is the correct path to where bt4 firware is kept. by the way

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    Firmware directory is /lib/firmware, you set it as a shell variable using the export command. Once this has been done, the firmware should now be in a place where your driver can find it, and your wireless card should (in theory) work. Try a reboot and then check to see if the wireless card is recognised.
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    Hey Lupin.

    Glad your still with us!

    I bet this comes as no surprise but NO, I dont seem to have any wireless

    @-aptop:~$ ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:22:19:de:c3:e0
    inet addr:192.168.0.3 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::222:19ff:fede:c3e0/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:390 (390.0 B) TX bytes:902 (902.0 B)
    Interrupt:17

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:200 (200.0 B) TX bytes:200 (200.0 B)

    Why do you think it has not worked.

    im pretty sure i followed your instructions to the letter

    Lupin..

    is this why it did not work.

    Do I need to add anything or change anything with these two commands??

    export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"

    sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-012/b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta_mimo.o

    Do I need to blacklist anything??

    Okay I think this where i am going wrong:

    Use version 012 of b43-fwcutter.
    Download, extract the b43-fwcutter tarball and build it:

    wget http://bu3sch.de/b43/fwcutter/b43-fwcutter-012.tar.bz2
    tar xjf b43-fwcutter-012.tar.bz2
    cd b43-fwcutter-012
    make
    cd ..

    what do i need to run after i have ran the "cd" command

    if it is sudo rebbot i have done this but i still have no wireless

    are these the right commands i should be running???

    export /lib/firmware


    sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-012/b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta_mimo.o

    Lupin.

    Still NO wireless mate.

    not sure where to go from now.

    Lupin.

    You probably think its sort of defeating the object you posting the Commands and explanations.
    But I think otherwise.
    I can now see for myself how and what these commands do!

    Also the commands you gave me are commands that are very important in BT4.

    In my experience I will be repeating similar commands a fair bit in the future.
    So it will now stand me in good stead to tackle future extraction and installation tasks with A bit more confidence.

    I need some more help on this Lupin

    Im sure I have followed the commands correctly. but still no wlan connectivity.

    what can I do now????


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    --2009-10-08 20:01:55-- http://bu3sch.de/b43/fwcutter/b43-fwcutter-012.tar.bz2
    Resolving bu3sch.de... 62.75.166.246
    Connecting to bu3sch.de|62.75.166.246|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 14138 (14K) [application/x-bzip2]
    Saving to: `b43-fwcutter-012.tar.bz2.2'

    100%[======================================>] 14,138 --.-K/s in 0.09s

    2009-10-08 20:01:55 (148 KB/s) - `b43-fwcutter-012.tar.bz2.2' saved [14138/14138]

    modus@modus-laptop:~$ tar xjf b43-fwcutter-012.tar.bz2
    modus@modus-laptop:~$ cd b43-fwcutter-012
    modus@modus-laptop:~/b43-fwcutter-012$ make
    make: Nothing to be done for `all'.
    modus@modus-laptop:~/b43-fwcutter-012$ cd ..
    modus@modus-laptop:~$ export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
    modus@modus-laptop:~$ wget http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/b...0.10.5.tar.bz2
    --2009-10-08 20:02:57-- http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/b...0.10.5.tar.bz2
    Resolving mirror2.openwrt.org... 88.198.39.176
    Connecting to mirror2.openwrt.org|88.198.39.176|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 3888794 (3.7M) [application/x-tar]
    Saving to: `broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2.1'

    100%[======================================>] 3,888,794 952K/s in 4.4s

    2009-10-08 20:03:02 (869 KB/s) - `broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2.1' saved [3888794/3888794]

    modus@modus-laptop:~$ tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    modus@modus-laptop:~$ cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver
    modus@modus-laptop:~/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver$ sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-012/b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta_mimo.o
    This file is recognised as:
    ID : FW13
    filename : wl_apsta_mimo.o
    version : 410.2160
    MD5 : cb8d70972b885b1f8883b943c0261a3c
    Extracting b43/pcm5.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode15.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode14.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode13.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode11.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode9.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode5.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals15.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0initvals15.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals14.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0initvals14.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1initvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0initvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0initvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/n0absinitvals11.fw
    Extracting b43/n0bsinitvals11.fw
    Extracting b43/n0initvals11.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1initvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0initvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0initvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1initvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0initvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
    modus@modus-laptop:~/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver$

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    Why do you keep replying to yourself? Just edit your posts.

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    What do you mean. (edit posts)

    Im not used to forums

    can you help me out Lincoln??

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    Heh..

    Underneath your text to the right is a gray button that says "edit". This allows you to modify your post without creating a new one. Then put the new information below your original text and click save.

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    Got Ya...

    cheers for the tip.

    Hold on should I have edited my last post : )

    any help on my issue??

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    Why exactly are you using BackTrack?

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