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    Default Will my laptop work with backtrack 4?

    Hi i just bought a Advent roma 2000 from pcworld, i thought i would try out backtrack 4.

    I have been trying to crack my own WPA-PSK AP useing the following guide:

    Cracking WPA-PSK and WPA-2 with BackTrack 4 Beta - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

    but when i get to the codeL:

    airodump-ng wlan0

    i can never find my ap or any others for that matter, its asif my wifi card cannot find them :S


    I was wondering if my laptops built in wifi card will work with backtrack and also i was wondering which option to select when booting up backtrack 4 (am a begginer).

    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Will my laptop work with backtrack 4?

    Are you able to switch your wireless card to monitor mode.Try airmon-ng start wifi0 and substitute "wifi0" with the interface name of your card and see what happens.
    Good Luck!

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    Default Re: Will my laptop work with backtrack 4?

    @deviney
    You should probably familiarize yourself with your laptop and it components before you begin pen-testing first. For starters, you need to include the correct information before anyone can help you. Start by typing this command at your prompt as root:
    root@bt# lspci
    Now look for your "Network Controllers" name and details, etc..
    It should look like this: root@bt# 02:00.0 Network Controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless Lan
    From there I can see that I will need a wireless driver for 'BCM4322' and then make sure that it is installed properly. You might need to blacklist or add your specific brand depending on what you've got. For instance, my wireless card fought me the entire way and I spent a lot of time getting it to work; I had to blacklist: ssb and b43 (wirecutter) because my driver is made by Intel and they SUCK! Anyway, hopefully your wireless card will be more cooperative and you won't have to do much reading to get it working. Check out this link below from the official Arch Linux Website Wiki for more help and don't worry about it being for Arch Linux because the details are almost the same for every flavor\distro respectively. Good Luck, I hope I helped a little at least.
    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Will my laptop work with backtrack 4?

    Check out: airmon-ng [Aircrack-ng]

    Especially look at the section: mac80211 drivers monitor mode

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    Default Re: Will my laptop work with backtrack 4?

    i found my, it is:

    using "root@bt# lspci"

    " Realtek semiconductor co. ltd RTL8187SE wireless LAN controller (rev 22) "

    and this using "airmon-ng start wifi0":

    "interface Chipset Driver"
    "wlan0 RTL 8180/RTL8185 r8180"

    is it compatiable or do i have to do something?
    Last edited by deviney; 01-18-2010 at 11:28 PM.

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    Default Re: Will my laptop work with backtrack 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by deviney View Post
    i found my, it is:

    using "root@bt# lspci"

    " Realtek semiconductor co. ltd RTL8187SE wireless LAN controller (rev 22) "

    and this using "airmon-ng start wifi0":

    "interface Chipset Driver"
    "wlan0 RTL 8180/RTL8185 r8180"

    is it compatiable or do i have to do something?
    I am sorry it took me so long to get back to you, but for some reason http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums was down or not loading for me. Anyway, to best answer your question, here is a post regarding your specific driver that should help you out. Anyone who uses the RTL8187SE read this. - Remote Exploit Forums
    After reading that, if you still have problems or questions, feel free to come back and we will "go back to the drawing board."
    Good Luck.
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    Default Re: Will my laptop work with backtrack 4?

    That link wont always be up. Download the latest driver from Downloads - msi-wind-linux - Project Hosting on Google Code
    1) wget http://msi-wind-linux.googlecode.com...nux-04.tar.bz2
    2) tar jxpf rtl8187se_linux-04.tar.bz2
    3) cd rtl8187se_coffee/
    4) ./makedrv
    5) ./wlan0up

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    Default Re: Will my laptop work with backtrack 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by muts View Post
    That link wont always be up. Download the latest driver from Downloads - msi-wind-linux - Project Hosting on Google Code
    1) wget http://msi-wind-linux.googlecode.com...nux-04.tar.bz2
    2) tar jxpf rtl8187se_linux-04.tar.bz2
    3) cd rtl8187se_coffee/
    4) ./makedrv
    5) ./wlan0up
    I did this and it tells me No such file in Directory even though it is. cd rtl8187se_coffee/ is in blue then I type /makedrv

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Will my laptop work with backtrack 4?

    Hi,
    my laptop is an HP Touchsmart Tx2 1200 something,
    My wireless card is built-in BCM4322 802.11ga/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01)

    ran backtrack 4
    #uname -r
    2.6.29.5 # for this kernel when I do
    #ifconfig
    l0
    eth0
    eth1

    eth1 is my wireless card.
    #airmon-ng start eth1
    Interface Chipset Driver
    eth1 unknown wl(monitor mode enabled)

    THEN
    runing backtrack 4
    #uname -r
    2.6.35.8 # for this kernel when I do
    #ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr.......

    l0 Link encap:local Loopback....

    Please can you where is my wireless card. What is going on here.
    Thanx very much
    I appreciate it.

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    Default Re: Will my laptop work with backtrack 4?

    i have same rtl8187se prob. when running ./makedrv command i get:

    root@bt:~/rtl8187se_coffee# ./makedrv
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.35.8/build M=/root/rtl8187se_coffee/ieee80211 CC=gcc mo
    dules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.35.8'

    WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.35.8/Module.symvers
    is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.

    CC [M] /root/rtl8187se_coffee/ieee80211/ieee80211_module.o
    In file included from /root/rtl8187se_coffee/ieee80211/ieee80211.h:706,
    from /root/rtl8187se_coffee/ieee80211/ieee80211_module.c:55:
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt.h:81: warning: 'struct ieee8021
    1_device' declared inside parameter list
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt.h:81: warning: its scope is onl
    y this definition or declaration, which is probably not what you want
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt.h:84: warning: 'struct ieee8021
    1_device' declared inside parameter list
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/ieee80211/ieee80211_module.c: In function 'alloc_ieee8021
    1_rtl':
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/ieee80211/ieee80211_module.c:116: error: 'struct net_devi
    ce' has no member named 'hard_start_xmit'
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/ieee80211/ieee80211_module.c: In function 'free_ieee80211
    _rtl':
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/ieee80211/ieee80211_module.c:187: warning: passing argume
    nt 1 of 'ieee80211_crypt_deinit_entries_rtl' from incompatible pointer type
    make[2]: *** [/root/rtl8187se_coffee/ieee80211/ieee80211_module.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/root/rtl8187se_coffee/ieee80211] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.35.8'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2
    cp: cannot stat `Module.symvers': No such file or directory
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.35.8/build M=/root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185 CC=gcc modu
    les
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.35.8'

    WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.35.8/Module.symvers
    is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.

    CC [M] /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180_core.o
    In file included from /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/ieee80211.h:706,
    from /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180.h:44,
    from /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180_core.c:67:
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/ieee80211_crypt.h:81: warning: 'struct ieee80211_
    device' declared inside parameter list
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/ieee80211_crypt.h:81: warning: its scope is only
    this definition or declaration, which is probably not what you want
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/ieee80211_crypt.h:84: warning: 'struct ieee80211_
    device' declared inside parameter list
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180_core.c: In function 'rtl8180_shutdown':
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180_core.c:203: error: 'struct net_device' has no member named 'stop'
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180_core.c: In function 'rtl8180_init':
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180_core.c:4640: error: 'struct net_device' has no member named 'get_stats'
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180_core.c: In function 'rtl8180_pci_probe':
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180_core.c:6027: error: 'struct net_device' has no member named 'open'
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180_core.c:6028: error: 'struct net_device' has no member named 'stop'
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180_core.c:6030: error: 'struct net_device' has no member named 'tx_timeout'
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180_core.c:6032: error: 'struct net_device' has no member named 'do_ioctl'
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180_core.c:6033: error: 'struct net_device' has no member named 'set_multicast_list'
    /root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180_core.c:6034: error: 'struct net_device' has no member named 'set_mac_address'
    make[2]: *** [/root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185/r8180_core.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/root/rtl8187se_coffee/rtl8185] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.35.8'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2
    root@bt:~/rtl8187se_coffee#

    what im i doing wrong or not doing first?

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