wireless card help

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    • #7428
      cyber.spirit
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      Hello again, this is my second topic or its better to say this my second question about wireless pentest and i hope my freinds who helped me in the last topic can help me in this question too. So here is the question i couldnt use my dlink dwl 525 for pentest, now i want to buy a new wireless card and i found these models    1- Dlink dwa 120    2- Dlink Dwa 125      3- Zyxel G-202  i want to buy one of these models but i dont know what of these models are good for pentest. Please help me to choose good model which backtrack can support it. Thanks

    • #46376
      cd1zz
      Participant

      http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/index.php/Wireless_Drivers

      I thought there was an updated list somewhere but I couldn’t find it. This is the card I use, and it works great. http://www.amazon.com/Alfa-Wireless-Original-Screw-On-9dBi/dp/B001O9X9EU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331741935&sr=8-1

    • #46377
      cyber.spirit
      Participant

      hello cd1zz and thank you for helping me ya i know alfa cards are great but i have to buy one of these card coz i couldnt find alfa cards in our stores and amazon.com has no service here what is opinion about these models?

    • #46378
      cd1zz
      Participant

      Cant help you there. In the link I provided they mention:

      D-Link DWL-122 – using the mac80211 prism2_usb driver

      They said that one does NOT work. You mentioned a similar model. Good luck.

      What country are you in?

    • #46379
      cyber.spirit
      Participant

      ok cd1zz i live in qatar and what about zyxel

    • #46380
      cyber.spirit
      Participant

      what about TPLink  wn727n Tplink tl-722nc  Tplink wn723n

    • #46381
      cd1zz
      Participant

      I only have experience with Alfa… sorry.

    • #46382
      DragonGorge
      Participant

      You might want to check the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) on the Backtrack website for cards that are P&P ready with BT5.

      I know that Vivek Ramachandran recommends the Alfa card in his BT5 Wireless Pentesting for Beginners guide, but he specifically referred to the D-Link DWA-125 as an alternate so you might be safe going that route.

    • #46383
      cyber.spirit
      Participant

      hello dragon what do you mean you mean backtrack can support dlink dwa 125?

    • #46384
      DragonGorge
      Participant

      @cyber.spirit wrote:

      hello dragon what do you mean you mean backtrack can support dlink dwa 125?

      You’re looking for a model which backtrack can support right? That is, a card that has drivers that are included in Backtrack? As I said, Vivek specifically mentioned the DWA 125 in his book so I assumed it meant that drivers for that unit came with BT5. However, looking at the list in the site below, I don’t see it so I’m not sure what to make of that. Like cd1zz, I have the Alfa.

      Here is a list of working cards for BT5:
      http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/index.php/Wireless_Drivers#Tested_and_working_cards

    • #46385
      cyber.spirit
      Participant

      ok the list is good but i could see any models of tplink or just a model of dlink so its not a complete list, how can make sure a wireless card is supported or not? I know alfa card is great but what about other wireless card i think many beginner have same problem as me thank you for helping

    • #46386
      DragonGorge
      Participant

      Personally, I think it’s worth the effort get a unit that is on the list instead of getting a list of units and seeing if each one is or isn’t supported. If you want to eliminate the risk/headache of getting a card that isn’t supported, find some way to get the Alfa AWUS036H. Yes, it only supports b/g protocols but it’s been proven to work well with Backtrack (or the other way around). That’s why most beginners get it.

      I was going to get the AWUS036HNR which supports N protocol but I’d read that the driver didn’t support injection, which I think is pretty important. But it’s a relatively new card and I didn’t want to take the chance that it wouldn’t work or had bugs. I especially didn’t want to waste time searching/waiting for drivers/help if it didn’t. So I got the AWUS036H.

      It really comes down to what you’re willing to accept. If you want to be assured of the unit working with Backtrack 5 right out of the box, get the Alfa. Mine did. If you’re willing to accept some risk of a) having to download/install drivers b) searching help forums when it doesn’t work c) wait for new drivers or bug fixes for existing drivers d) writing your own, then take a shot with a different unit.

    • #46387
      cyber.spirit
      Participant

      hello Dragon and other friends
      i backed to this topic because i couldnt find an alfa card here and im so sad because of this! in our country we have many wireless cards with many brands
      as i know and dragon said before Alf wireless card is great but what can i do without it?
      i spent many hours and to find a compatible wireless cards and i found this pages

      http://www.raymond.cc/blog/best-compatible-usb-wireless-adapter-for-backtrack-5-and-aircrack-ng/

      http://www.stygianhackerz.com/advanced/backtrack/56-backtrack-wireless-cards-and-drivers-tested-with-backtrack

      i know these are not official sites but i think maybe these can help me. i want to know can i trust to these websites or no and can you tell me some other cards

      i forgot to tell you something in new in Linux and backtrack

    • #46388
      cyber.spirit
      Participant

      one of the above links introduced D-Link Wireless G DWA-110 USB Adapter as one of the four recommended card which supported by backtrack 5 R1 what is your opinion about this card

    • #46389
      cyber.spirit
      Participant

      Ok I waited for a some week to get an answer but  It seems no body wants to help me. Is there somebody here who can  introduce me another forums where i can find some help. i already googled some hacking forums but i couldn’t find a good forum like this. Because i really want to learn wireless and if i cant find the alfa card in my country its not my fault!!!!!!!!!! 

    • #46390
      hayabusa
      Participant

      USB – Linksys’ WUSB54GC worked well for me (but doesn’t support wireless N)

      PCMCIA – Netgear had some that worked well

      I haven’t see the link posted (maybe I missed it,) but you’ll find good info here:

      http://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=compatibility_drivers

      That should give you at least a starting point for aircrack compatible cards.

    • #46391
      cyber.spirit
      Participant

      hello hayabusa and other freinds, i couldnt connect to the internet becuase of my modem’s problem. Anyway . Hayabusa  i have 2 quiz of u. 1 can you use the linksys models for pentest? Do u think its a good card for a beginner like me? 2-  the link that u provided for me is good bt it says i can use my previous card dwl 525 for pentest and as u know i couldnt how can i make sure about my wireless card which i wanna buy? And  i found the dlink dwa 110 as one of four recommanded cards as i found in the which i sent in the my previous post bt idk it supports  paket injection. Thank u hayabusa you always help me in this forum thank u so much

    • #46392
      hayabusa
      Participant

      ‘Some’ of the Linksys models work.  You need specific models / versions, to make sure they have the right chipset.

      I can’t speak for every card on that list (I didn’t write the list, and it’s more of a community effort.)  But like I said, you need to ensure, if you’re testing it, that the model and revision are the same. rev 1.1 of a card might have a suitable Atheros chipset, where rev 1.11 changed it.  The list is sometimes VERY specific.  You might also have to load extra modules to make a card work.

      If you want help with a specific card, I’d suggest posting specific info (all details) of it, and we can look into it.  But without the card, in hand, we can’t test it to confirm it works, unless one of us has that exact card.

      Good luck, keep trying, and let us know card details, and we’ll try to help further.

    • #46393
      hayabusa
      Participant

      PS – along with the specific make and model you’re testing, please post the output of lspci for the given adapter, as well.

    • #46394
      cyber.spirit
      Participant

      i wanna buy one of this cards:

      1-D-link DWA 110
        Chipset: Ralink
        Driver: RT73

        Comment about the driver: Driver available from manufacturer:  http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2 , or works with daily cvs rt73 drivers http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/rt73-cvs-daily.tar.gz, just add {USB_DEVICE(0x07d1,0x3c07)}, in rtmp_def.h
       
        MAC Range : 00:1E:58
        Vendor Id: 0x07d1
        Product Id: 0x3c07
        FCC ID: KA2WA110A1

      Ralink makes some nice b/g chipsets, and has been very cooperative with the open-source community to release GPL drivers. Packet injection is now fully supported under Linux on PCI/CardBus RT2500 cards, and also works on USB RT2570 devices. However, these cards are very temperamental, hard to get working, and have a tendency to work for a while then stop working for no reason. Furthermore, the RT2570 driver (such as that for the chipset inside the Linksys WUSB54Gv4) is currently unusable on big endian systems, such as the PowerPC. Cards with Ralink chipsets should not be your first choice.

      http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/showthread.php?t=12452

      2-Tp-link tl-wn722n V 1.8
        Chipset: Atheros
        Drriver:  ath9k_htc Support in kernel

        comments about the driver: Atheros and Zydas USB 802.11n cards. The rest of atheros chipsets excluding the ones mentioned and MIMO series as well as fullMAC (these are rare, only found in embedded devices) should be supported.

        Comments about the chipset: Windows. The latest madwifi-ng patch makes it possible to inject raw 802.11 packets in either in Managed and Monitor mode at arbitrary b/g speeds.
      The madwifi-ng compatability list is an excellent way to determine if a card is compatible with the aircrack-ng suite. Atheros, the chipset manufacturer, also has a web page that enables you to lookup chipsets for products incorporating their designs.
      http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/showthread.php?t=48211

      3-Tp-link tl-wn821n v3.1
        Chipset:Atheros
        Driver: ar9170usb Driver in mainline kernel since 2.6.30.

        http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/showthread.php?t=47717

      4-Linksys WUSB600N v1
        chipset: Ralink
        Driver: rt2870 Driver included in mainline kernel since 2.6.29

      Hayabusa thanks for helping me again. and i wanna tell you something else i want to use the card with backtrack 5 R1 live cd and
      i am new on backtrack i hope i can work with D-link and Tp-link becuase they are chiper then Linksys!!!!!!

    • #46395
      jinwald12
      Participant

      i swear by the alfa AWUS036NHA it has an atheros chipset so it can go into monitor,master and ad hoc modes,can do packet injection and it is 802.11N compatible it is in my opinion the best wifi card for pen testing out there

    • #46396
      cyber.spirit
      Participant

      @jinwald12 wrote:

      i swear by the alfa AWUS036NHA it has an atheros chipset so it can go into monitor,master and ad hoc modes,can do packet injection and it is 802.11N compatible it is in my opinion the best wifi card for pen testing out there

      Firstly that i found a dlink dwa 510 pci adaptor and its awsome i have no problem now. And i already know that alfa card is great as i mentioned before i cant buy alfa coz of some problems

    • #46397
      jinwald12
      Participant

      this is a newer alfa card then the one vivek recommends which in my opinion is shit it can not go into master mode which is vital for EAP attacks on modern kernels but if you can’t get one from a store near where you live i recommend ace hackware they sell this particular card and ship to pretty much anywhere domestically (U.S.) for 10$  and internationally for 20$ not a bad deal ether and it’s run by hackers for hackers 

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