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    Default installing drivers for my ralink RT73 wireless card, help :(

    hi guys i have been googling for days now, i really wanted to solve this myself but i just cant seem to find the solution, hope you guys can help me out.

    Information about my card
    windows shows the following information:
    RT73 USB Wireless LAN CARD
    manufacturer: Ralink technology corp.
    picture of the card: http://img.ps2netdrivers.net/img/9d/...w053/small.jpg

    What i did
    oke, i lookup the driver for my card on the website of ralink, Result: RT2501USB(RT73:RT2571W/RT2573/RT2671)

    downloaded the file
    tar'd the file
    cd'd into the extraced folder
    at this point i am supposed to do a ./configure ,however this directory is not present! so I got stock here and have no idea what to do

    hope you guys can help me out.

    thanks for your time.

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    Default Re: installing drivers for my ralink RT73 wireless card, help :(

    Try using this driver
    If you can't get your card to work with that driver then run these commands and post the output:
    Code:
    lsusb 
    dmesg | grep rt
    lsmod | grep rt

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    Default Re: installing drivers for my ralink RT73 wireless card, help :(

    first thank you for replying legitnick!

    i tried the driver from the link you sent me, however i am now having trouble with "make". i keep getting the following error

    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.39.4'
    Building modules, stage 2.
    MODPOST 0 modules
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.39.4'
    rt73.ko failed to build!
    make: *** [module] Error 1

    i did some research and i understand that this has something to do with the kernel/headers.
    i made sure that the headers are installed, that didnt helpt either.

    did some further research and came to the conclusion that my kernel version is no supported (2.6.39.4). so i donwloaded a older version and installed it, however the system is still using the new kernel.

    i am not sure if installing a older kernel is a appropriate thing to do xD

    what do you think?

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    Default Re: installing drivers for my ralink RT73 wireless card, help :(

    Yes, I am facing the same problem.

    I am using Backtrack 5 r3.

    My wireless usb adapter works when I used another driver than the one stated in aircrack-ng.org but it cannot go into monitor mode.

    I did many searches on google but still cannot find the solution.

    Can anyone provide a solution to this?

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    Default Re: installing drivers for my ralink RT73 wireless card, help :(

    When trying to compile any driver, you will always need the linux headers, here is the link so you can learn how to install them: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/...Kernel_Headers

    or try: aptitude install linux-headers-"your kernel" , where "your hernel"=uname -r (type uname-r in the terminal), ex: uname -r -----> 3.2.0-2-amd64 so the command will be:
    aptitude install linux-kernel-3.2.0-2-amd64
    Last edited by maverik35; 01-07-2013 at 10:50 AM.

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    Default Re: installing drivers for my ralink RT73 wireless card, help :(

    Quote Originally Posted by maverik35 View Post
    When trying to compile any driver, you will always need the linux headers, here is the link so you can learn how to install them: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/...Kernel_Headers

    or try: aptitude install linux-headers-"your kernel" , where "your hernel"=uname -r (type uname-r in the terminal), ex: uname -r -----> 3.2.0-2-amd64 so the command will be:
    aptitude install linux-kernel-3.2.0-2-amd64
    I had done this before complying the driver but still got rt73.ko fail to build

    I saw my usb wireless adapter named wlan0 when using iwconfig but nothing was shown after typing airmon-ng

    Also, I am not able to have any internet access using this usb. "Bad Password" is always shown.

    I saw some guys said that they can use it without installing any drivers as rt73 has already been installed in Backtrack 5 but sadly I cannot use it.

    Is there any solution to solve this?

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    Default Re: installing drivers for my ralink RT73 wireless card, help :(

    Quote Originally Posted by 0210663e04 View Post
    I had done this before complying the driver but still got rt73.ko fail to build

    I saw my usb wireless adapter named wlan0 when using iwconfig but nothing was shown after typing airmon-ng

    Also, I am not able to have any internet access using this usb. "Bad Password" is always shown.

    I saw some guys said that they can use it without installing any drivers as rt73 has already been installed in Backtrack 5 but sadly I cannot use it.

    Is there any solution to solve this?
    Would you be so kind to open up your thread, this one is from lolzorzel.If you have any issue, please, open up a thread of your own to help you better.

    Thank you.

    Luck.

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