Confirm that the kernel module for your wireless device is actually loaded. The ones selling on Ebay are expensive according to me. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. If you have the file rtl On aircrack website I found http:

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So you must consciously decide which one you wish to use and blacklist the other one if you have both on your system.

Hopefully my woes are sorted out on August 11th! No such device Solution: The Alfa website has the following note: If you aircrcak using a legacy driver, and want to switch to the mac driver, then you need to blacklist the old driver, and enable the new one.

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Linux kernel headers that match your current running kernel. Needless to say, if your wireless device is not detected by your system, you will have to investigate and correct the problem. At a minimum there should be some messages relating to your device loading and the module initializing it. Try connecting your USB device directly to your computer without a cable.


There is a new wireless stack starting in the mainline kernel since 2. So if you would like to monitor, dump, save packets and then crack it, it will be fine. Similarly, rt2x00 and p54 might need reloading of the common modules p54common, rt2x00lib, rt2x00usb, rt2x00pci.


You sometimes get this message when another driver, which also creates an wlanX interface is loaded before the r driver. Ignoring this rule will cause Invalid module format errors during module load.

The chipset on a USB wireless adapter is the most important information but normally is not shown on the product box or even on the device itself. For b43 and b43legacy, it might also be necessary to reload the underlying SSB module. If not, then just open the readme, and follow the instructions. Can somebody pleas write a tutorial on this for Kali, I have google it times but my knowledge limits me big time.

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Best Compatible USB Wireless Adapter for BackTrack 5, Kali Linux and Aircrack-ng •

Home Help Search Login Register. So be careful when you buy the adapter. Compiling results in an error similar to: At one point I had an rtl chip working great, but I just bought another and it will not go into monitor mode at all now that I installed the cu driver. There is a link on the forum and it should be pinned.


Here are few items which are known to cause this: Remember you cannot use both ieee and mac versions of the same driver at the same time. User Tools Log In. Chris McNabb 5 years ago. As newer versions of the kernel get released more and more wireless devices are being supported by it.

I have owned this adapter for years now. We do not recommended to just blindly purchase any of the newer adapters released and sold by the manufacturers because most likely BackTrack 5 would not have the updated drivers to support it.

Luviyana 3 years ago. Bond 5 years ago.

Josip 4 years ago. Isn’t is possible to use something like compat-wireless? You must decide to use one or the other, not both.