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    Unhappy USB WiFi Card (zd1211rw) doesn't work

    Orient <XG-701A+> Wireless USB Adapter (802.11b/g)

    It supports monitor mode, injection etc. I've used it on BackTrack3/4. Works perfectly.
    It uses some zydan chipset, I dunno "zd1211rw"

    I've installed BackTrack 5 KDE 32 Bit on VMWare. Installed succesfuly.

    Konsole view:
    Code:
    root@bt:/home# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=0 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              
    
    root@bt:/home# airmon-ng start wlan0
    
    
    Found 2 processes that could cause trouble.
    If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after
    a short period of time, you may want to kill (some of) them!
    
    PID     Name
    885     dhclient3
    1527    dhclient3
    Process with PID 1527 (dhclient3) is running on interface wlan0
    
    
    Interface       Chipset         Driver
    
    wlan0           Zydas   zd1211rw - [phy0]SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
    
                                    (monitor mode enabled on mon0)
    
            
    root@bt:/home# airodump-ng mon0
    ioctl(SIOCSIFFLAGS) failed: No such file or directory
    root@bt:/home# airodump-ng wlan0
    ioctl(SIOCSIFFLAGS) failed: No such file or directory
    root@bt:/home#
    dmesg | tail
    Code:
    [  877.911195] device mon0 entered promiscuous mode
    [  880.650405] usb 1-1: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    [  880.650413] zd1211rw 1-1:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    [  959.639458] usb 1-1: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    [  959.639469] zd1211rw 1-1:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    [  965.210303] usb 1-1: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    [  965.210310] zd1211rw 1-1:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    [  965.210322] device mon0 entered promiscuous mode
    [  968.347700] usb 1-1: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    [  968.347716] zd1211rw 1-1:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    lspci:
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 01)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 01)
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 08)
    00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
    00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
    00:07.7 System peripheral: VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface (rev 10)
    00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter
    00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 01)
    00:11.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI bridge (rev 02)
    00:15.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:15.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:15.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:15.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:15.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:15.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:15.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:15.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    02:00.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB
    02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 10)
    02:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 02)
    02:03.0 USB Controller: VMware USB2 EHCI Controller

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    Default Re: USB WiFi Card (zd1211rw) doesn't work

    Back|track giving machine guns to monkeys since 2007 !

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    Default Re: USB WiFi Card (zd1211rw) doesn't work

    Thanks.
    I've downloaded zd1211rw v1.4 driver.
    Then tar xf zd.tar.bz2
    cd /zd.tar.bz2
    cp zd1211** /lib/firmware/zd1211

    Now it works

    aireplay-ng -9 wlan0
    Gives 30/30

    Thanks

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