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October 9th, 2011, 04:44 AM
Hey so Ive been toying around with programs such as caine & able, wireshark, WEPcracker, and aircrack-ng recently. I tried to run WEPcracker and aircrack-ng synonymously when my wireless connection cut out. After looking at aircrack's website I realized my wireless card, which is an Ralink 5390, wasn't supported for airdump, I'm not sure whether this is what caused the problem but it seems too coincidental. I tried to reinstall the wireless driver to see if that would do anything but to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated since it seems that I'm in over my head on this one! :)
EDIT: I just reinstalled the OS and drivers so now it works.
October 9th, 2011, 04:56 AM
Your wireless card is probably still in monitor mode. You should put it back in managed mode using the following command
sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
Where wlan0 = your wireless interface.
hope that thelps.
October 9th, 2011, 05:05 AM
K lemme try that thanks :)
October 9th, 2011, 05:09 AM
Mmm it didn't seem to do anything
October 9th, 2011, 05:41 AM
Can you post the output of the following commands please.
October 9th, 2011, 05:50 AM
there was no output
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
ra0 Ralink STA ESSID:"" Nickname:"RT2860STA"
Mode:Auto Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
RTS thr: off Fragment thr: off
Encryption key: off
Link Quality=10/100 Signal level:0 dBm Noise level:0 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 10:1f:74:0b:43:e9
inet addr:192.168.1.3 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::121f:74ff:fe0b:43e9/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:226725 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:121742 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:326422952 (326.4 MB) TX bytes:10528596 (10.5 MB)
Interrupt:40 Base address:0x6000
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:208 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:208 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:15456 (15.4 KB) TX bytes:15456 (15.4 KB)
ra0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 38:59:f9:3a:b5:bd
inet6 addr: fe80::3a59:f9ff:fe3a:b5bd/64 Scope:Link
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
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
No command 'lscpi' found, did you mean:
Command 'lscpu' from package 'util-linux' (main)
Command 'lscp' from package 'nilfs-tools' (universe)
Command 'lspci' from package 'pciutils' (main)
lscpi: command not found
October 9th, 2011, 05:54 AM
Sorry that last command should have been lspci not lscpi, it's late here :-P
It seems that your card is not associated with the access point. Have you tried reconnecting via network manager or wicd?
Also did you kill network manager? You can try restarting network manager by doing the following
sudo /etc/init.d/network-manager restart
That might help. I will be back around to this post tomorrow morning, but I have to go to bed. Hopefully you can find your answer before then.
October 9th, 2011, 06:07 AM
I have tried to reconnect through network manager but it doesnt even give me the option too and after restarting it recognized my ethernet connection but not my wifi card :( Thanks for all the help so far though :)
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