The usb drivers for this is provided on cd I got with it (ebay purchase btw, with a 12db antenna) but they are sources and fail compile in backtrack. I've head some websites and this one said was provided in kernel 2.6.23, so I couldn't find which kernel without booting atm but if its NOT the correct kernel. Can someone else suggest a proper driver that will support kismet and other wireless forensic tools?

(since cannot post link look for "rtl-wifi" on sourceforge for info I got)

currently using:
realtek RTL8187 b/g usb (has rp sma adapter with larger antenna)
macbook 2.2ghz dual2
2 gig ram
backtrack pre-final, as live cd
(currently running xp, osx on hd. so install will require some expert partition')