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    Default Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack!

    So you are new to BackTrack and your wireless doesn't work out of the box?

    No problem!

    There are several ways to solve this problem and I'll show you two ways!

    All this ways requires that you have a ethernet connection ( a wired connection ).

    BEFORE YOU TRY THESE, MAKE SURE YOU'VE RAN APT-GET INSTALL UPGRADE & APT-GET INSTALL UPDATE BEFORE IF YOU ARE RUNNING BACKTRACK 4 FINAL - IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO UPGRADE.

    Using jockey-gtk
    This is the most simple one.

    Log into BackTrack as root and run these commands:

    Code:
    /etc/init.d/networking start
    apt-get install jockey-gtk
    jockey-gtk
    Then follow the instructions on the program that starts.



    Downloading drivers manually
    Go to: Broadcom.com - 802.11 Linux STA driver
    And download the tarball for your system (32 or 64).

    Run the following in the terminal:

    Code:
    /etc/init.d/networking start
    tar xzf nameoffile.tar.gz
    cd thefolderyouget
    make clean
    make
    Now let's check if you have any conflicting drivers (you shouldn't, they doesn't come with BT.)

    Code:
    lsmod  | grep "b43\|ssb\|wl"
    If any of these are installed, remove them:
    rmmod b43
    rmmod ssb
    rmmod wl

    Then let's insmod the driver:


    Code:
    modprobe lib80211
    insmod wl.ko
    Congratulations! You are up and running!


    Note: You maybe have to start network through the KDE "start menu" before you get the WICD manager up, then you should see networks.

    If you can't connect to a wireless network, try changing WPA supplicant driver.


    Out, stormeye.

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    Default Re: Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack!

    is this works with BCM4322 ??

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    Hi, I got some problem getting the wireless interface to work. I followed the guide above, but i get an error message when i run the make command in the driver folder.

    The error message:
    Code:
    root@bt:~/hybrid-wl# make
    KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.34'
    
      WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.34/Module.symvers
               is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.
     LD      /root/hybrid-wl/built-in.o
      CC [M]  /root/hybrid-wl/src/shared/linux_osl.o
      CC [M]  /root/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
    /root/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c: In function ‘_wl_set_multicast_list’:
    /root/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:1451: warning: assignment from incompatible pointer type
     /root/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:1451: error: ‘struct netdev_hw_addr’ has no member named ‘next’
    make[2]: *** [/root/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/root/hybrid-wl] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.34'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    When i try jockey-gtk i get a popup and i activate the interface there but nothing happens, did i miss something here?

    My firend thought that it had to do with the new Kernel version being introduced in R1. I have no idea if it works in BT4 Final, also i'm a complete noob at Linux.

    I tried apt-get update / upgrade with no results.

    It's a laptop with a built-in Broadcom 802.11n. It works flawlessly when i run Windows 7.

    According to lspci:
    Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)

    Any ideas?

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    Smile Re: Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack!

    Hi All,

    BackTrack 4 newbie here ,I've just installed BT4 final Live CD onto my Mac Book Pro 15. Using MAC OSX 10.6.4. I've researched many websites regarding which USB wireless network interface to use in order to use packet injection etc. I'm still confused right now. My wireless setup is;

    Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x8D)
    Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.91.27)


    (See attachment for detail)

    I get no response when i try to use airmon-ng (See attachment) .

    Can you give me some advice on which wireless adapter i need to get.

    Just to give you some idea on what i'm trying to achieve here. I'm trying to crack into my wireless network via WEP or WPA encryption, then try and progress from there.

    Thanks in advance for your positive response. Cheers..!!!

    BackTrack 4 Newbie
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    Default Re: Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack!

    Quote Originally Posted by berre View Post
    Hi, I got some problem getting the wireless interface to work. I followed the guide above, but i get an error message when i run the make command in the driver folder.

    The error message:
    Code:
    root@bt:~/hybrid-wl# make
    KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.34'
    
      WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.34/Module.symvers
               is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.
     LD      /root/hybrid-wl/built-in.o
      CC [M]  /root/hybrid-wl/src/shared/linux_osl.o
      CC [M]  /root/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
    /root/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c: In function ‘_wl_set_multicast_list’:
    /root/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:1451: warning: assignment from incompatible pointer type
     /root/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:1451: error: ‘struct netdev_hw_addr’ has no member named ‘next’
    make[2]: *** [/root/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/root/hybrid-wl] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.34'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    When i try jockey-gtk i get a popup and i activate the interface there but nothing happens, did i miss something here?

    My firend thought that it had to do with the new Kernel version being introduced in R1. I have no idea if it works in BT4 Final, also i'm a complete noob at Linux.

    I tried apt-get update / upgrade with no results.

    It's a laptop with a built-in Broadcom 802.11n. It works flawlessly when i run Windows 7.

    According to lspci:
    Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)

    Any ideas?
    (Solution found)
    i had the same problem with Broadcom BCM4313 driver installation.
    after apt-get upgrade it just stopped to work, and there where no Broadcom WiFi adapter in "ifconfig -a" command.
    I've found the solution here:
    Problème wifi+ luminosité Samsung NF310 (newbie)

    Just follow the instructions, and patch the "wl_linux.c" file.
    Good luck

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    Default Re: Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack!

    Hello , i have problem with airodump-ng
    laptop is dell studio 17 with 1333mhz ram and 1gb graphics, it should be enough.

    When i run airodump-ng on bt4 on my PCI card named Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
    from Broadcom then i see my wifi router for about 2 minutes.
    after that i need to reboot to get access to wireless , all fields just go blank.
    What can cause this?
    i cannot hack wpa2 in 2 minutes , i need at least 3 minutes.

    sorry about my english.

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    Cool Re: Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack!

    From a Beginners poit of view! this was a great up on getting my Broadcom 43225 running. I know that BT4 Final Had it up and running. But i wanted to see how easy the steps were. They were great. Thank you Stormeye for posting


    Trampca...

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    Default Re: Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack!

    Quote Originally Posted by nopernik View Post
    (Solution found)
    i had the same problem with Broadcom BCM4313 driver installation.
    after apt-get upgrade it just stopped to work, and there where no Broadcom WiFi adapter in "ifconfig -a" command.
    I've found the solution here:
    Problème wifi+ luminosité Samsung NF310 (newbie)

    Just follow the instructions, and patch the "wl_linux.c" file.
    Good luck
    @nopermik: Thanks for the hint. Patch worked well for me.

    Just to prevent dead links in the future, here is the patch:

    Code:
    --- src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c.orig	2010-11-02 15:42:47.000000000 +0100
    +++ src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c	2010-11-02 15:45:50.000000000 +0100
    @@ -1415,7 +1415,7 @@
     static void
     _wl_set_multicast_list(struct net_device *dev)
     {
    -#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE <= KERNEL_VERSION(2, 6, 33)
    +#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE <= KERNEL_VERSION(2, 6, 34)
     	struct dev_mc_list *mclist;
     #else
     	struct netdev_hw_addr   *ha;
    @@ -1435,7 +1435,7 @@
     	if (wl->pub->up) {
     		wl->pub->allmulti = (dev->flags & IFF_ALLMULTI)? TRUE: FALSE;
     
    -#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE <= KERNEL_VERSION(2, 6, 33)
    +#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE <= KERNEL_VERSION(2, 6, 34)
     		for (i = 0, mclist = dev->mc_list; mclist && (i < dev->mc_count);
     			i++, mclist = mclist->next) {
     			if (i >= MAXMULTILIST) {

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    Default Re: Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack!

    Quote Originally Posted by jeanmi1229 View Post
    Hi All,

    BackTrack 4 newbie here ,I've just installed BT4 final Live CD onto my Mac Book Pro 15. Using MAC OSX 10.6.4. I've researched many websites regarding which USB wireless network interface to use in order to use packet injection etc. I'm still confused right now. My wireless setup is;

    Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x8D)
    Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.91.27)


    (See attachment for detail)

    I get no response when i try to use airmon-ng (See attachment) .

    Can you give me some advice on which wireless adapter i need to get.

    Just to give you some idea on what i'm trying to achieve here. I'm trying to crack into my wireless network via WEP or WPA encryption, then try and progress from there.

    Thanks in advance for your positive response. Cheers..!!!

    BackTrack 4 Newbie

    Are you sure your wireless card supports injection? Most broadcom doesn't which is needed for WEP-cracking. :-)

    ouam3r: I have no idea since I've never tried that card, try the guide before asking and you will have the solution yourself!

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    Default Re: Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack!

    I can download the drivers as you instructed to my mac. My bt4 is running as a vmware image so i navigate to the shared folder where they are located. I compile them and the wl.ko file appears as expected. I issue the commands:
    modprobe lib80211
    insmod wl.ko

    bt4 responds with silence (no errors at least)

    but iwconfig or ifconfig -a fails to reveal any wireless interface.
    Changing the WPA supplicant driver is next? Please how?
    i cannot do the apt-get since I have no ethernet cable.

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