So Ive spent a few days now trying to find a solution to my wireless problem to no avail.
Ive got the Rockland raid USB dongle that was based off alfa AWUS038S. When I start Backtrack 4 and run
Im able to connect to the internet.
ifconfig ra0 up
However trying to work in monitor mode Im unable to see any access points. Ive tried to search for this issue, but unfortunetly I am not getting any errors to search for. Everything seems like it should be working and isnt. Relavant information on what Ive been doing to try and work in monitor mode below.
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
ra0 RT2870 Wireless ESSID:"" Nickname:"RT2870STA"
Mode:Monitor Frequency=2.457 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality=100/100 Signal level:0 dBm Noise level:-97 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
root@backtrack:~# airmon-ng start ra0
Interface Chipset Driver
ra0 Ralink 2560 PCI rt2500 (monitor mode enabled)
kismet and airodump-ng also do not show any access points.
root@backtrack:~# aireplay-ng -9 ra0
06:47:45 Trying broadcast probe requests...
06:47:47 No Answer...
06:47:47 Found 0 APs
If anyone has had similar issues, or as any idea of what the problem is and can point me into the direction of what I should be searching for I would appreciate it.
Also after bringing it into monitor mode, I am unable to bring it down, set mode to managed bring it up, and restart wicd and connect. I have to reboot the machine to get it working again.