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Thread: Raspberry Pi and proxim wifi dongle not working correctly

  1. #1
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    Raspberry Pi and proxim wifi dongle not working correctly

    Hi,

    I have Kali 1.0.5 installed on my Pi and I can't get the wifi working quite correctly with my Proxim 8424 usb dongle. Network (via 100TX) works just fine.

    I've noticed if I perform:

    root@kali:~# iwconfig
    wlan0 no wireless extensions.

    Although, I can load up the 'iw' tools and scan SSIDs with 'iw dev wlan0 scan'.

    Tools such as fern-wifi-cracker can't find a wlan0 and aircrack-ng similarly has an issue with wlan0. I'm wondering if the 'no wireless extensions' is somehow to do with my problem.

    This usb dongle works OK under raspbian, using the carl9170 driver/firmware.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Glen.

    root@kali:~# lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1435:0804 Wistron NeWeb AR9170+AR9104
    802.11abgn Wireless Adapter

    root@kali:~# lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    ipv6 207600 16
    arc4 1312 2
    carl9170 64124 0
    ath 13076 1 carl9170
    mac80211 211324 1 carl9170
    cfg80211 112728 3 ath,mac80211,carl9170
    leds_gpio 1668 0
    led_class 1788 2 leds_gpio,carl9170

    and from a dmesg:
    usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using dwc_otg
    udevd[150]: starting version 175
    usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=1435, idProduct=0804
    usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=16, Product=32, SerialNumber=48
    usb 1-1.2: Product: ORiNOCO 802.11n USB
    usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: Proxim
    usb 1-1.2: SerialNumber: 12345
    Registered led device: led0
    cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
    usb 1-1.2: reset high-speed USB device number 4 using dwc_otg
    usbcore: registered new interface driver carl9170
    usb 1-1.2: driver API: 1.9.6 2012-07-07 [1-1]
    usb 1-1.2: firmware API: 1.9.6 2012-07-07
    ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x37
    ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a direct regpair map
    ath: Country alpha2 being used: AW
    ath: Regpair used: 0x37
    ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
    Registered led device: carl9170-phy0::tx
    Registered led device: carl9170-phy0::assoc
    usb 1-1.2: Atheros AR9170 is registered as 'phy0'

  2. #2
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    same problem here

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    Someone in another thread suggested the 1.0.4 and 1.0.5 images for the RPi had the wifi extensions broken. I've now loaded in the 1.0 image (verified everything as good) and then update/upgrade.

    You'll need a bit of space free to do the upgrade, so you'll need to load in raspi-config and expand the rootfs, at least I had to on my 8G SD.

    Seems a bit odd that kali should be without wifi abilities, but at least there's a solution.

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    Greg,

    when you say "it worked ok in rasbian" what exactly do you mean ? could just connect to network or where u able to use airmon-ng ?

    it sounds like your problem is a 802.11 drivers issue. by which is mean WEXT does seem to like your card. but since you said the iw tools work the iw tools use a newer driver nl80211 driver. So if you connect to a network you can use wicd. just go to prefs and which the driver and you will be able to scan and connect. As for using aircrack tools you may need to patch your kernel drivers

    good luck

  5. #5
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    and also, if you install 1.0 pi image, you'll find, that some nessesary utils are not there, e.g ftp and telnet.. i mean, WHAT?!?

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