How to Install Latest Compat-Wireless Drivers

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  1. Mr. Penguin

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    1. Visit Here: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download/stable/#compat-wireless_3.5_stable_releases
    2. Download a stable version (preferably the latest) with the extension tar.bz2.

    compat-wireless.png

    3. Right click and open it with Archive Mounter*

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    *I extracted the folder using Mac OS X's default archive utility because it said it was going to take hrs with the archive mounter
    4. Open up terminal
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    cd
    be sure to put a space after cd
    6. Drag compat wireless folder into terminal and click enter

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    cd into compat folder.png
    7. Type:
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    make
    Push enter and let the process finish
    8. Then type:
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    sudo make install
    9. Reboot or if you know the driver you need to install, enter the following commands:
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    modprobe 'driver name'
    substitute 'driver name' for any one of the following examples:

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    adm8211 ar9170usb at76c50x-usb ath5k ath6kl ath9k ath9k_htc b43 b43legacy b44 carl9170 brcm80211 ipw2100 ipw2200 iwl3945 iwlagn iwlcore iwmc3200wifi libertas libertas_cs libertas_sdio libertas_spi libertas_tf libertas_tf_usb libipw mwl8k orinoco_cs orinoco_nortel orinoco_pci orinoco_plx orinoco_tld orinoco_usb orinoco p54common p54pci p54spi p54usb rt2400pci rt2500pci rt2500usb rt2800pci rt2800usb rt61pci rt73usb rtl8180 rtl8187 rtlwifi rtl8192ce spectrum_cs ssb wl1251 wl12xx zd1211rw
    The package comes with a README file, so if you need any information be sure to check it out :)
     
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    wow, very informative, thx
     
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    The installation process is as follows:
    Download the latest available package from http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download/stable/

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    $ tar -jxf compat-wireless-3.4-rc1-2.tar.bz2
    note: the exact filename of the tarball depends on which version you have downloaded, substitute the example filename with the one corresponding to the file you downloaded

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    $ cd compat-wireless-3.4-rc1-2 $ wget http://patches.aircrack-ng.org/mac80211.compat08082009.wl_frag+ack_v1.patch']http://patches.aircrack-ng.org/mac80211.compat08082009.wl_frag ack_v1.patch $ patch -p1 < mac80211.compat08082009.wl_frag+ack_v1.patch
    note: the next two steps are only required for compat-wireless versions before v3.3-rc1-2
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    $ wget http://patches.aircrack-ng.org/channel-negative-one-maxim.patch $ patch -p1 < channel-negative-one-maxim.patch
    ( apply any additional patches that you may need)
    Before compiling, take a look at “driver-select” down the page
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    $ make $ sudo make install $ sudo make wlunload $ sudo modprobe driver-name
    Reboot, if you're unsure.
     
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  5. desmet

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    hi mr penquin, how do i Drag compat wireless folder into terminal, i am in windows vista and i try but d´ont work can you help me?
     
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    You can only install this in Ubuntu. Not windows.
     
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    now i am confuse. i need to follow from the first step or i stay lost somewere thats what´s hapen before. i am in windows runing linuxlive oracle vm virtual box with backtrack 2 final iso the one you post, by the way thks.what i need to do next ?
    if you could explain to me please.
     
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    Hello desmet

    If you are trying to drag the folder from your host machine to your VM it isn't possible with VirtualBox. It can be done in Parallels with Parallels Tools and VMware with VMware tools. Now, you need to put the folder if you downloaded it from windows onto a USB and mount it to your VM.

    Once you done that, open up a terminal window -> grab the folder with your mouse and a click and hold the click and move the mouse until you are over the terminal window.
     
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    sory mr penquin i am new on this mater and older but i tried to understant.
    --- Double Post Merged, 1 Jan 2013 ---
    I extracted the folder called "compat-wireless-3.6.8-1" and put in usb device.and now i dont know here is the Parallels Tools and VMware tools.
    --- Double Post Merged, 6 Jan 2013 ---
    Hi Mr penguin finaly with 2 days search & download´s i install bt 5 r2 on parallels workstation and try to do the same of you but they show me this

    root@bt:~# cd '/root/Desktop/Parallels Shared/G/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1'
    root@bt:~/Desktop/Parallels Shared/G/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1# make
    /bin/sh: ./compat/scripts/gen-compat-config.sh: Permission denied
    make: *** [/media/psf/G/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1/.compat_autoconf_compat-wireless-v3.6.8-1] Error 126
    root@bt:~/Desktop/Parallels Shared/G/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1# sudo make install
    make: execvp: ./scripts/update-initramfs: Permission denied
    make: *** [uninstall] Error 127
    root@bt:~/Desktop/Parallels Shared/G/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1#
    can you tell me why.if you could.
     
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    if I would like to download the file via XiaoPan 0.4.4, how could I do that? I'm using USB Live.
     
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    Great thanks
     
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    i am having problem identifying my my compact usb driver in reaver pro some one help me
     
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    Is it a guessing game ??? If you don't know how are we meant to know?? Name of wireless card is a good start. or use lspci or lsusb to identify card.
     
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    nice work guys... thanks...
     
  15. Mr. Penguin

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    open up your computer or use the following command

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    iwconfig
    --- Double Post Merged, 2 Jan 2014 ---
    You need to run sudo (admin access).

    su root (enter) now enter the password (enter) then the commands
     
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    after bt 5 r3reboot i tried iwconfig and it showed no wireless extensiones....what do i do??
     
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