Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    backtrack 3 chipset ath0 parent wif0

    Hello all

    I am having problems with my network card on backtrack 3.... the card is working on linux.. and i have it connected to my wifi.. but in backtrack when i type in the command airomon-ng.. it comes up with the folowing...

    interface chipset driver

    wifi0 atheros madwifi-ng
    ath0 atheros madwifi-ng VAP (parent: wifi0)

    what does this mean? the card i have is a nec warpstar aterm wl54ag i have seen posts of ppl using this card with backtack on other sites....

    beacuse when i airodump ath0.. nothing happens
    but if i airodump wifi0 it brings the network list up with no networks on it.....

    is my card not configured properly? if so how do i set it up?

    thank you in anticipation of your answers

  2. #2
    The card looks right. The ath0 is a virtualized ap wireless adapter, but you need to set it in monitor mode. You do that by running these commands:

    airmon-ng stop ath0
    ifconfig wifi0 down
    airmon-ng start wifi0
    Then run:
    airodump-ng ath0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts