I will boot into XP and see how the Alfa works. I don't do any sniffing/injection/pentesting from XP for obvious reasons, so my review will be limited to general functionality and connectivity issues.
Thanks for the response! The more I see, the more reviews and howtos I'll post.
I just got my Alfa 500mw
Well for starters i got 10x plus signal power compared with my old USB pen. I simlpy plug it in and it detected in iwconfig (with normal BT2 instalation), then i airmon-ng stop and then start it and Monitor mode OK. I will keep testing this mighty device, its absolute power, imagine before i had AP´s with power 1 or 2, now the same show up having 80
sometimes iwlist scan doesnt work.. most aplications fail at utilizing the device i heard a lot of hype about this but i have yet to see why the **** its so special i even have the latest patch but this thing sucks balls WHAT AM I DOING WRONGCode:bt ~ # iwconfig wlan0 txpwer 6 Error for wireless request "Set Tx Power" (8B26) : SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
My airmon-ng Start and Stop work with the drivers in BT2.
But im experience weird problems, like Injection working and after a while stops working. I have some problems fake authing with my AP, i get succefully associated and a [ACK] signed in front, and when i check no ARPs are beeing generated.
I was wondering what other driver you would advise me to try, the one that comes with BT2 is a bit unstable even most options working they tend to loose it hehe.
This discussion should be important so that the we choose the best driver to BT3 Final.
I would suggest you upgrade your kernel to 2.6.23 or higher, (there are many threads that cover this) and use the in-kernel drivers as covered in the second post.
great findings linuxchuck i learned a new cmd "watch" thats pimp, i'd like to make a small addition that ive noticed while trying to connect to my unencrypted AP this is what i have to do
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig wlan0 essid "essid " notice the space, the driver im using likes to cut off the last character
then i do another
ifconfig wlan0 up
and it magically works for me
using the older rtl8187_linux_26.1010.0622.2006/ patch some1 posted awhile ago via the btwiki HCL sniper or sumthin was his name i dunno but i sure cant wait for bt3 beta i'll have a renued lust to "hack that bitch up"