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    How To Make A Valid Thread

    NOTE: This will be a quick example that will show you how a thread should look like.
    In this thread I will be a user which is having trouble getting his wireless card working so I decide to make a thread asking for help.


    Step 1: Searching
    NOTE: Before creating a new thread, make sure you read our Documentation, check existing post and do a bit of searching on the internet. In most cases the time you wait for your thread to be moderated + the time for someone to respond to it is a lot grater than the time it will take you to find a solution by searching.

    Now whether you realize it or not most of your issues can be found by doing some simple searching, so in our case we will check:


    We are going to pretend that we could not find any useful information here and move on with creating our thread.


    Step 2: Creating an appropriate thread
    * The Thread Title:

    If we take a look at the Forum Rules we can see the following:
    Quote Originally Posted by muts View Post
    Make your post title descriptive.
    This means you will have to correctly choose a thread title in order to give the readers a clue about what that thread might contain. So do not choose titles similar to: "Help!!!", "Wireless not working =(", "Need Assistance plz!", etc.

    * Introduction:
    The first thing of your thread should contain a short write-up describing your problem.

    * Necessary details:
    After a description of your problem you need to provide the necessary details so that people will be able to assist you.
    By necessary details I refer to:
    • Kali version (KDE/GNOME, Arhitecture)
    • Kali installation (VM, HDD, USB)
    • Basic output of commands (ifconfig, iwconfig, lspci, lsusb, dmesg, etc.)
    • An error message (if any)
    • Links to the same problem (if any)
    • Solutions tried and their result


    WARNING: OPENING A THREAD THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN THE NECESSARY INFORMATION MENTIONED ABOVE WILL NO LONGER BE APPROVED!!!


    Let's see how this thread should look like.

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    Thread title: USB WiFi Card (zd1211rw) SIOCSIFFLAGS error.


    Hello, I have a HDD install of 32 bit Kali 1.0 with GNOME as a WM. Recently I bought a SMCWUSB-G 802.11bg which uses the zd1211rw chipset and I am having some trouble getting it to run properly on Kali Linux (This adapter however was tested on Ubuntu 10.04 and was confirmed as working).

    Below is some output of a few commands:

    iwconfig
    Code:
    root@kali:~# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=0 dBm
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
    ifconfig
    Code:
    root@kali:~# ifconfig wlan0 up
    
    ioctl(SIOCSIFFLAGS) failed: No such file or directory
    airmon-ng / airodump-ng
    Code:
    root@kali:/root# airmon-ng start wlan0
    
    
    Found 2 processes that could cause trouble.
    If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after
    a short period of time, you may want to kill (some of) them!
    
    PID     Name
    885     dhclient3
    1527    dhclient3
    Process with PID 1527 (dhclient3) is running on interface wlan0
    
    
    Interface       Chipset         Driver
    
    wlan0           Zydas   zd1211rw - [phy0]SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
    
                                    (monitor mode enabled on mon0)
    
    
    root@kali:/root# airodump-ng mon0
    ioctl(SIOCSIFFLAGS) failed: No such file or directory
    dmesg | tail
    Code:
    [  877.911195] device mon0 entered promiscuous mode
    [  880.650405] usb 1-1: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    [  880.650413] zd1211rw 1-1:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    [  959.639458] usb 1-1: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    [  959.639469] zd1211rw 1-1:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    [  965.210303] usb 1-1: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    [  965.210310] zd1211rw 1-1:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    [  965.210322] device mon0 entered promiscuous mode
    [  968.347700] usb 1-1: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    [  968.347716] zd1211rw 1-1:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    I have found similar issues here:
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ad.php?t=40582
    http://wiki.debian.org/zd1211rw

    Thank you for any help, it is greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by g0tmi1k; 2013-05-18 at 11:14 AM.

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