AirCrack - BroadCom 4311 help

AirCrack - BroadCom 4311 help

Postby phrozenfearz » Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:18 pm

Hey everyone, I'm using a Compaq X6000 outfitted with a broadcom wireless card. I'm not positive what chipset I'm using, and I don't know how to find out.

Anyway, I tried installing the unsupported BroadCom driver from wildpackets.com, but was unable to detect any networks with it. It installs alright, but no networks come up when I know they should.

I read somewhere that linux can simply do "monitor" mode with wireless cards - I got a live distro, "BackTrack", which boasts an impressive plethora of network hacks and toys. That boots up fine.

Unfortunately, it doesn't detect my wireless card. I don't think it has my drivers yet. What do I do!?

Any and all help is appreciated,
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Postby itsnotme » Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:28 pm

phrozenfearz wrote:Hey everyone, I'm using a Compaq X6000 outfitted with a broadcom wireless card. I'm not positive what chipset I'm using, and I don't know how to find out.

Anyway, I tried installing the unsupported BroadCom driver from wildpackets.com, but was unable to detect any networks with it. It installs alright, but no networks come up when I know they should.

I read somewhere that linux can simply do "monitor" mode with wireless cards - I got a live distro, "BackTrack", which boasts an impressive plethora of network hacks and toys. That boots up fine.

Unfortunately, it doesn't detect my wireless card. I don't think it has my drivers yet. What do I do!?

Any and all help is appreciated,
phrzn


Go over to the aircrack forums. This is (obviously) the netstumbler forums.
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Postby Thorn » Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:32 pm

Buy another card.

Broadcom sucks for *nix use. The company refuses to release drivers, and the only drivers available for *nix are betas that have been reverse engineered.
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Postby phrozenfearz » Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:19 am

Thorn wrote:Buy another card.

Broadcom sucks for *nix use. The company refuses to release drivers, and the only drivers available for *nix are betas that have been reverse engineered.


Would a USB wifi card do? And if so, which would you recommend?
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Postby Thorn » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:17 am

phrozenfearz wrote:Would a USB wifi card do? And if so, which would you recommend?
That would depend on which USB card, as to whether is would do.

Aside from mentioning Aircrack in the thread title and indicating you'd like to genericly run the Backtrack tools, you haven't really said what you're attempting to do. Different tools and different OSs require different cards. Because of this fact, I typically carry about a half-dozen cards.

If you just want to run Aircrack, then you might want to ask over at the Aircrack forums for recommendations. If you want to run the other Backtrack tools, then take a look over are the Backtrack forums.
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Postby phrozenfearz » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:51 am

My original intention was simply to be able to crack WPA-encrypted networks. Now, however, looking at the tools available in BackTrack, I confess I would like to play with them.

First priority, though, is definitely WEP/WPA cracking. I don't know much about hardware, so if you could just tell me which USB card you use for Aircrack?

Thanks.

PS: I did post in the other forums, but no one has been as helpful as you. I got replies very similar to that of itsnotme up above.
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Postby streaker69 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:54 am

phrozenfearz wrote:My original intention was simply to be able to crack WPA-encrypted networks. Now, however, looking at the tools available in BackTrack, I confess I would like to play with them.

First priority, though, is definitely WEP/WPA cracking. I don't know much about hardware, so if you could just tell me which USB card you use for Aircrack?

Thanks.

PS: I did post in the other forums, but no one has been as helpful as you. I got replies very similar to that of itsnotme up above.


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Postby Barry » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:21 am

phrozenfearz wrote:My original intention was simply to be able to crack WPA-encrypted networks. Now, however, looking at the tools available in BackTrack, I confess I would like to play with them.

First priority, though, is definitely WEP/WPA cracking. I don't know much about hardware, so if you could just tell me which USB card you use for Aircrack?

Thanks.

[color="Red"]PS: I did post in the other forums, but no one has been as helpful as you. I got replies very similar to that of itsnotme up above.[/color]



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Postby Starpoint » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:40 am

phrozenfearz wrote:My original intention was simply to be able to crack WPA-encrypted networks. Now, however, looking at the tools available in BackTrack, I confess I would like to play with them.

First priority, though, is definitely WEP/WPA cracking. I don't know much about hardware, so if you could just tell me which USB card you use for Aircrack?

Thanks.

PS: I did post in the other forums, but no one has been as helpful as you. I got replies very similar to that of itsnotme up above.


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Postby brwrdrvr » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:02 am

Starpoint, you're so cryptic sometimes, even I can't understand what you are try to get at. ;) :D


Edited per Streaker69 correcting me once again. This time use of the word cryptive, which is not a word. It sounded good in my head though. :D
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Postby streaker69 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:13 am

[quote="brwrdrvr"]Starpoint, you're so cryptive sometimes, even I can't understand what you are try to get at. ]

cryptive?

How's about we try cryptic?
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Postby Starpoint » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:15 am

[quote="brwrdrvr"]Starpoint, you're so cryptive sometimes, even I can't understand what you are try to get at. ]
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Postby brwrdrvr » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:20 am

streaker69 wrote:cryptive?

How's about we try cryptic?



I tried it and WOW it sure does make a difference. Seeing that Cryptive isn't even a word. Thanks, when I come out with my book I'll have to give you Proof Reader credits. :D


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Postby Barry » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:13 pm

Starpoint wrote:You mean you did not get your Captain Midnight secret decoder ring when you joined?



Damn it! If I was yelled at for mentioning the ring you should too! :mad:






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Postby Dutch » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:34 pm

brwrdrvr wrote:I tried it and WOW it sure does make a difference. Seeing that Cryptive isn't even a word. Thanks, when I come out with my book I'll have to give you Proof Reader credits. :D

Man, I never get offered the good stuff. :rolleyes:

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Every ring that tried to decode a coded message where that word would be in the Cajun-speak cleartext, just plain exploded.
Untill that problem has been solved, you will not be issued a decoder ring.

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