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  1. #1
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    Default Backtrack 4 wireless help

    Hi there after spending a couple days installing backtrack 4 and trying to run airodump-ng wlan0 i have hit a problem of:-

    ARP linktype is set to 1 (Ethernet) - expected ARPHRD_IEEE80211,
    ARPHRD_IEEE80211_FULL or ARPHRD_IEEE80211_PRISM instead. Make
    sure RFMON is enabled: run 'airmon-ng start wlan0 <#>'
    Sysfs injection support was not found either.

    I am running BT4 as a virtual machine in VMware workstation on Windows 7. It is installed onto hard drive and VMtools is installed. I am using a Belkin wireless G USB adapter (FSD5070 4000). The card seems to be installed correctly as when i type in airmon-ng the following appears:-

    Interface Chipset Driver

    wlan0 ZyDAS 1211 zd1211rw - [phy0]
    mon0 ZyDAS 1211 zd1211rw - [phy0]
    mon1 ZyDAS 1211 zd1211rw - [phy0]

    After doing some searching i think that the adapter doesnt support injection. I have found a website Tutorial: Injection with ZyDAS zd1211 and zd1211b (zd1211rw) that has patches for my card to run injection.

    I have downloaded compat-wireless-2010-09-01.tar.bz2 from the list and it has saved to Linux desktop (/root/). i have untar the package which extracted to root. I then changed directory to the untar'd directory and ran the command:-


    In Backtrack was this:-

    root@bt:~/compat-wireless-2010-08-31# drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd_mac.c

    When i hit enter i get this:-

    root@bt:~/compat-wireless-2010-08-31# drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd_mac.c
    bash: drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd_mac.c: Permission denied

    So basically im now stuck. My goal at the moment is to be able to crack wireless networks incase this is important to know.

    Again im new so sorry if im not making sence. Any help will be appreciated thanks

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Backtrack 4 wireless help


    First of all, there is no help for "cracking" wireless networks which aren't owned by yourself, ok?

    Second, I never got airodump-ng running on a VM. If the problem still exists after installing it to a partition, then come back...
    But obey the point above

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    Default Re: Backtrack 4 wireless help

    You should still be able to use airodump even if your card does not support packet injection.

    From what I can see , you have already put your card into monitor mode
    ("airmon-ng start wlan0")
    For airodump you should type "airodump-ng mon0" instead of "airodump-ng wlan0"

    Hope that helps

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    Default Re: Backtrack 4 wireless help

    A bit of research on what you are trying to do is advisable. Please go read some documentation, because you clearly do not know what you are doing.
    This topic is covered.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
    If you are new to Back|Track
    Back|Track Wiki
    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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