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    Question Ralink wireless usb problem

    Been trying to get my Edimax EW-7318USg wireless usb adapter to work in BT and its proving rather difficult : /

    Im running BT in VMware Workstation 7, and am using NAT. My wired ethernet connection works like a charm.

    When I plug in my adapter I make sure that its being used by VMware correctly.

    when I run iwconfig my adapter is in there as wlan0

    so far so good...

    If I run wicd my wired network shows up but no wireless, theres also no blinking activity light on my adapter at all at any point.

    I then try putting it in monitor mode with airmon-ng start wlan0, followed by using airodump-ng mon0 to detect the networks in the area...again nothing.

    Im assuming that I need to install the correct drivers?

    So Ive been to the Edimax site and downloaded the Linux driver (RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.1) and tried following their instructions in the readme but this has made no change whatsoever, I can only assume that Ive installed the driver incorrectly?

    If someone has the knowledge to help me Id greatly appreciate it

    Nevermind, got it working
    Last edited by Archangel-Amael; 07-26-2010 at 10:42 AM.

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    Default Re: Ralink wireless usb problem

    I still am having same problem with that particular USB device. We discussed the problem earlier at http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...er-update.html.

    It should be noted that Lupin has a solution that helped me get other wireless devices, with different chipsets, to work at http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...lders-etc.html The problem was that the "the /lib/modules/2.6.34/build directory was linked to the wrong location" and that did prevent the new drivers for other 802.11 USB devices from working. Even with Lupin's fix I cannot get the RT2501USB to work....

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    Default Re: Ralink wireless usb problem

    I have yet to get mine to work. Even after the instilation of the newest available drivers and kernel upgrade I find either the conncction is sub-par and lacking severley OR the connection level is read as way to high (100% in Wcid) and the connection does not work at all. The power levels are much too high according to airodump.

    I wonder how I am going to get this to work, I am still in the process of searching over and over again, still finding nothing. Dont get me wrong I have found some tuts and howto's but nothing has fixed mine yet.

    Following the Howto from this link, also from http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...-wireless.html

    Nothing seems to work. Both processes complete sucesfully however the end result is as I have explained.

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    Default Re: Ralink wireless usb problem

    For some reason I cannot edit my last post to reflect this one...

    I am just about to give up on this. Devs patch doesnt work. No patches work. Still either detecting no networks, Networks with +80 PWR or networks that barely get picked up when I am 10 meters from the acess point.

    I have gone from RTL8187 which cannot surf the net, to RT3070 which cannot inject, cannot surf the net, cannot do a damn thing.

    I have made such a huge mistake in buying those two, Now I have to search for something else... God I wish I knew how to fix this!

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