Wifi scanning under Back Track 3 LiveCD - Linux

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  1. Wifi scanning under Back Track 3 LiveCD

    Hi all !

    I'm a total n00b so please bear with me.

    I downloaded BT3 liveCD yesterday, and had a test run last nite.

    First of all, I want to report that the BT3 liveCD does recognize my
    Tendra USB Wifi dongle and identifies it as a 54MB wireless NIC

    Second of all, I only tested the GUI, haven't yet dwell into the shell
    thing yet.

    However, when it comes to wifi scanning, I just can't get anything
    done.

    1. Although Kismet is listed in the file list, it is not functioning.
    When I clicked on the kismet thingy, nothing happened. I tried
    clicking on it several time, nothing happened.

    2. Although BT3 LiveCD does recognize the existence of my Tendra USB
    wifi dongle, and identify it as "54MB wireless NIC", wicrawl doesn't
    seem to know that.

    When I launched wicrawl, it kept telling me that there's no
    "interface" or whatever like that.

    This is kinda strange in a way. If Linux that runs the BT3 liveCD can
    detect my Tendra USB wifi dongle, how come wicrawl doesn't know
    anything about it??

    My questions hence ---

    A. How to enable kismet? No matter how many times I click on the
    kismet thing, nothing happened.

    B. How to make wicrawl recognize the Tendra USB wifi dongle?

    Please help.

    Thank you !!

  2. Re: Wifi scanning under Back Track 3 LiveCD

    pg wrote:
    > Hi all !
    >
    > I'm a total n00b so please bear with me.
    >
    > I downloaded BT3 liveCD yesterday, and had a test run last nite.
    >
    > First of all, I want to report that the BT3 liveCD does recognize my
    > Tendra USB Wifi dongle and identifies it as a 54MB wireless NIC
    >
    > Second of all, I only tested the GUI, haven't yet dwell into the shell
    > thing yet.
    >
    > However, when it comes to wifi scanning, I just can't get anything
    > done.
    >
    > 1. Although Kismet is listed in the file list, it is not functioning.
    > When I clicked on the kismet thingy, nothing happened. I tried
    > clicking on it several time, nothing happened.
    >
    > 2. Although BT3 LiveCD does recognize the existence of my Tendra USB
    > wifi dongle, and identify it as "54MB wireless NIC", wicrawl doesn't
    > seem to know that.
    >
    > When I launched wicrawl, it kept telling me that there's no
    > "interface" or whatever like that.
    >
    > This is kinda strange in a way. If Linux that runs the BT3 liveCD can
    > detect my Tendra USB wifi dongle, how come wicrawl doesn't know
    > anything about it??
    >
    > My questions hence ---
    >
    > A. How to enable kismet? No matter how many times I click on the
    > kismet thing, nothing happened.
    >
    > B. How to make wicrawl recognize the Tendra USB wifi dongle?
    >
    > Please help.
    >
    > Thank you !!

    I have never heard of "Tendra" did you mean "Tenda"?


    Not that it makes any difference as I don't know whether they
    manufacture their own chipsets or use someone else's and without knowing
    the chipset I don't know whether it will work.
    Your best bet would be to ask on the remote exploit forum to see if
    anyone has got one to work.



  3. Re: Wifi scanning under Back Track 3 LiveCD

    LR wrote:
    > pg wrote:
    >> Hi all !
    >>
    >> I'm a total n00b so please bear with me.
    >>
    >> I downloaded BT3 liveCD yesterday, and had a test run last nite.
    >>
    >> First of all, I want to report that the BT3 liveCD does recognize my
    >> Tendra USB Wifi dongle and identifies it as a 54MB wireless NIC
    >>
    >> Second of all, I only tested the GUI, haven't yet dwell into the shell
    >> thing yet.
    >>
    >> However, when it comes to wifi scanning, I just can't get anything
    >> done.
    >>
    >> 1. Although Kismet is listed in the file list, it is not functioning.
    >> When I clicked on the kismet thingy, nothing happened. I tried
    >> clicking on it several time, nothing happened.
    >>
    >> 2. Although BT3 LiveCD does recognize the existence of my Tendra USB
    >> wifi dongle, and identify it as "54MB wireless NIC", wicrawl doesn't
    >> seem to know that.
    >>
    >> When I launched wicrawl, it kept telling me that there's no
    >> "interface" or whatever like that.
    >>
    >> This is kinda strange in a way. If Linux that runs the BT3 liveCD can
    >> detect my Tendra USB wifi dongle, how come wicrawl doesn't know
    >> anything about it??
    >>
    >> My questions hence ---
    >>
    >> A. How to enable kismet? No matter how many times I click on the
    >> kismet thing, nothing happened.
    >>
    >> B. How to make wicrawl recognize the Tendra USB wifi dongle?
    >>
    >> Please help.
    >>
    >> Thank you !!

    > I have never heard of "Tendra" did you mean "Tenda"?
    >
    >
    > Not that it makes any difference as I don't know whether they
    > manufacture their own chipsets or use someone else's and without knowing
    > the chipset I don't know whether it will work.
    > Your best bet would be to ask on the remote exploit forum to see if
    > anyone has got one to work.
    >


    In a terminal, enter the command '/usr/sbin/lsusb' and post the line that
    pertains to your wifi dongle. That way we will know if that device is supported
    at all.

    Larry


  4. Re: Wifi scanning under Back Track 3 LiveCD

    Larry Finger wrote:

    > In a terminal, enter the command '/usr/sbin/lsusb' and post the line
    > that pertains to your wifi dongle. That way we will know if that device
    > is supported at all.
    >
    > Larry
    >


    That doesn't work in my version of BT3 running as a live CD.
    ' lsusb' gives the ID No and mfr'r e.g
    BUS 1 Device 2: ID 0586:3410 ZYXEL Communications Corp

    or if I go to menu-->System-->System Information-->USB Devices it lists
    my particular example device as a Zydas/Zyxel G-202 so he he could try
    looking there.

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