updating adapter drivers for aircrack - rt73
I'm having trouble understanding a few things about backtrack 4 and the aircrack drivers/patch required for injection using google.
First off I'm using kernel 188.8.131.52
Does this need to be upgraded before installing drivers?
using modinfo my driver description is as follows:
Ralink RT73 USB Wireless LAN driver.
author: (serial monkey URL)
there is a patch page on the aircrack website for patching the drivers....
the link is to an index of files, there are two files that are related to rt73....
do I need to have the same version of the kernel as the patch to apply correctly?
and should i upgrade kernel source/headers of backtrack 4 before patching?
anyways, there's a lot of information out there and some of it seems to be very old, so it can be confusing sorting out the information.
There's no need to patch the drivers as they come pre-patched with backtrack. You can try it out by simply doing aireplay-ng injection test. There is a newer kernel in the repository.
As for those two files they are for the much older driver, the kernel you are using would be relying on a newer wifi stack and therefore the current driver known as rt73usb.
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