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    Exclamation HOW to install wifi drivers in dell inspiron n4050

    hello gyz, i am new to backtrack 5 r2.i am using dell inspiron n4050 and i dont know wether its wifi card is compatable with backtrack5 r2.as i am not an it expert so can any body give me detailed info on "how to install wifi drivers on dell inspiron n4050 ".i dont know any thing about back track else it is a security software ,,,soplease provide a complete step by step info on my question while remaining specified to my product(dell inspiron n4050)

    i have tried googling and also searched on wiki but i was not able to get any thing settled in my mind

    Thanks in advance


    giving more details::::::::::::::::
    i am booting live usb through unetboot(creating a virtual usb and then booting it).......
    i am able to boot in and as well as startx is working for me the problem is that i am not getting
    any chpset ...........

    ok here i am sharing all the command results .........

    root@root:~# iwconfig


    lo no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:0ff/any
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Tx-Power=19 dBm
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:0ff Fragment thr:0ff
    Encryption key:0ff
    Power Management:0ff

    eth0 no wireless extensions.


    root@root:~# ifconfig


    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 24:b6:fd:21:2f:da
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    Interrupt:42 Base address:0x4000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:275 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:275 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:36565 (36.5 KB) TX bytes:36565 (36.5 KB)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr e4:d5:3d:ef:f1:57
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:10839 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:9490 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:12250816 (12.2 MB) TX bytes:1334625 (1.3 MB)


    root@root:~# airmon-ng


    Interface Chipset Driver

    wlan0 Unknown brcmsmac - [phy0]


    root@root:~# airmon-ng start wlan0


    Found 3 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
    3808 dhclient3
    3865 dhclient3
    4090 dhclient
    Process with PID 3865 (dhclient3) is running on interface wlan0


    Interface Chipset Driver

    wlan0 Unknown brcmsmac - [phy0]
    (monitor mode enabled on mon0)



    airodump-ng mon0

    CH 4 ][ Elapsed: 24 s ][ 2012-08-14 02:21

    BSSID PWR Beacons #Data, #/s CH MB ENC CIPHER AUTH ESSID

    00:23:CD:18:0E:02 -78 94 0 0 6 54e. WPA2 CCMP PSK tl-wn721n
    F8:01:11:62:50:9A -79 52 0 0 11 54 . WEP WEP sunny-03134313955
    C8:3A:35:30:5D:81 -86 52 0 0 6 54e WPA CCMP PSK sattar-03134313955



    the problem starts here . no packet data ? i have cracked wep key for 3rd essid using window 7
    (common view for wifi and aircrack )


    but i want to crack wap2 key ...........


    i think in the first step i am not getting any chipset .........

    is this the problem????????????????????????

    kindly help me or any way to crack wpa 2 key on windows


    thanks in advance for any kind of help...........
    Last edited by adeelqamar; 08-17-2012 at 02:53 AM.

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    Default Re: HOW to install wifi drivers in dell inspiron n4050

    whats the output of iwconfig? can you get online via ethernet? I'm assuming your'e using x rather than command line?

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