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Need help setting up Ubuntu for wireless.

Post by optix212 on Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:39 pm
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Okay, so I've been at this for hours now... I decided to download the dual-boot version of Ubuntu to run alongside my windows XP. I like to have the simplicity of windows, while simultaneously having the complexity of linux.. The problem is, Ubuntu doesn't seem to come with the driver pre-installed for the Cisco WUSB600N v2. I've been googling for hours, and it seems that some people have found a patch that will help them, but I keep getting stuck on the instructions. I am new to linux and I don't understand the terminal commands good enough to follow the instructions on patching tooth and nail. In other words, I need help. This is really bothering me, as I would love to switch to the linux world to, well, become a better hacker. I know that hacking on a windows OS is very limited, and that is why I tried to switch. But hacking seems to be VERY limited with no internet connection... lol... :cry:

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Need help setting up Ubuntu for wireless.

Post by Goatboy on Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:29 am
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Let's start with some diagnostics. Run the following commands, and post the output of each:

ifconfig
iwconfig
lsusb
lspci

From that, we can get a better picture of what's going on.
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Re: Need help setting up Ubuntu for wireless.

Post by insomaniacal on Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:15 am
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Hacking with Windows, Limited? Not so. Regardless, if all else fails, look into Ndiswrapper. Without getting technical, it will allow you use a windows wireless driver while in Linux. I've had good luck with this a few years ago, before my card was supported at all. I'm pretty sure if you install it from the repositories in Ubuntu, there's an option for a GUI if you want to opt-out of the terminal for now.
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Re: Need help setting up Ubuntu for wireless.

Post by optix212 on Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:11 am
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@Goatboy:

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ifconfig:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:13:d3:27:63:7a 

          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1

          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

          Interrupt:20 Base address:0xde00



lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 

          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0

          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host

          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1

          RX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

          TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

          RX bytes:720 (720.0 B)  TX bytes:720 (720.0 B)

iwconfig:

lo        no wireless extensions.



eth0      no wireless extensions.


lsusb:

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1737:0079 Linksys

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0781:5530 SanDisk Corp.

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)

00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI-X Root Port

00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller

00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 11)

00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon X1650 Pro (rev 9e)

01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon X1650 Pro (Secondary) (rev 9e)

02:00.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster

02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

02:04.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev 80)


EDIT: Under the lsusb category I can see that my device is detected under linksys.

@insomaiacal - Nonetheless, I've read in many, many articles that hacking with linux is much better, and easier.
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Re: Need help setting up Ubuntu for wireless.

Post by sanddbox on Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:00 pm
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...Dual-boot version of Ubuntu? LOLWUT? Hacking with windows is limited? LOLWUT? Clippit is my personal hacking partner.
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Re: Need help setting up Ubuntu for wireless.

Post by optix212 on Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:45 pm
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What is wrong with the dual boot? I have a CD coming in with the full version. But if I can't get on the internet with it, then it's useless.. I'm trying my hardest though.
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Re: Need help setting up Ubuntu for wireless.

Post by Avery17 on Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:53 pm
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I like duel-boot, especially because my computer is too crappy to handle VM's very well.
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Re: Need help setting up Ubuntu for wireless.

Post by AnubisTheJackle on Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:57 pm
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I started running a duel boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7 a couple months ago. I love it. Just recently started using Ubuntu as my primary. I keep Windows around because my college courses require some of their software--funding by Microsoft is fail on their part, but I've got less than a year left so I deal with it.

As for the wireless issue, I'm still new to that whole area myself. The card in my laptop was picked up instantly, but I did end up having to purchase a USB adapter for WiFi hacking. My built in card worked, but it wasn't capable of packet injection--and as tonight proved to me, injection is worth the $20. Cracked my connection in 20 seconds. Start to finish.
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Re: Need help setting up Ubuntu for wireless.

Post by sanddbox on Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:14 pm
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It's dual, not duel, for the record.

I lol'd at "dualboot version" because you're still dualbooting the exact same version regular ubuntu users are using. You're just partitioning your drive differently.
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Re: Need help setting up Ubuntu for wireless.

Post by leroux-cifer on Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:18 pm
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That just shows that your wireless network's security is horrible because of either encryption method or because of a fail passphrase/key.

-- Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:30 pm --

Goatboy wrote:Let's start with some diagnostics. Run the following commands, and post the output of each:

ifconfig
iwconfig
lsusb
lspci

From that, we can get a better picture of what's going on.


I recommend you also post the outputs of those commands that Goatboy has been so nice to provide.

How to set up NDISWrapper:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper
Please refer to the link above that the Ubuntu Community contributed on Ndiswrapper. It should actually answer most of your problems.

Note: Your wireless card may just be a really weird card that isn't compatible for some reason. Google is your best friend, use it.
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