Fixed Xiaopan OS 0.4.2 Not Finding Atheros AR9285 Wireless Device

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  1. tjl

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    When I run xiaopanOS 0.4.2 on my laptop it isn't finding my wireless device, which is an Atheros ar9285. I'm thinking a driver issue, as it isn't the hardware, it works fine in windows for example. Any thoughts/ideas?

    and by not finding it I mean, if I go to wifi, it says no wireless devices, if I go to inflator, there is no wireless card to detect, if I go to terminal and do an iwconfig, there is again nothing showing up... just to be clearer.
     
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    Is this a USB card or internal card? If it is an internal card and you are using virtualisation it is not going to work unless you use a live bootable USB. See this thread.

    Can you please follow these steps in creating a signature of your hardware and software.
     
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    It is an internal card, and I've been using a live USB not virtualization, when i load up backtrack live dvd it does see my card, but I'm wanting to not use backtrack for other reasons. So I'm not sure what the problem is :s.
     
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    Have you tried other versions of Xiaopan and Beini? How did you fare? There has been a reported user named Rili Toma that has got his AR9285 to work. See this thread.
     
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    Just wanted to +1 that AR9285 does not work right off the bat with USB & Xiaopan 0.4.2 and 0.4.3.

    To get it working, you need to actually load the drivers (why aren't they auto loaded?)
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    modprobe -l | grep ath
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    modprobe ath9k_common /path/to/where/you/put/ath9k_common.ko
    then it finally works.
     
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    i tried before with CD live xiaopan 0.4.1 and i can confirm that ar9285 is detected properly together with my rtl8187L. and i tried to use it for wifi scanning and it worked.
     
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    Thanks for letting us know. They are in the load folder. I suspect possibly a driver conflict. Although, I have been told it does work off the bat by another user. Go figure o_O
     
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    I Have an Internal Atheros Wireless card too. Worked With all the beini 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4 but didn't work with xiaopan 0.4.2.3 cause I have the same problem, now i understand the fix and what i must write in the terminal, But What's the Path? (/path/to/where/you/put/ath9k_common.ko)
     
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    From memory it is the compat-wireless folder. MikeJacob what version are you using?

    Need some help from:
    IhateTim
    creezalird
    tjl

    Does this command work?
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    locate -i ath9k
    This command might also assist you:
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    sudo lspci | grep Atheros
    Ok, found it. In Beini 1.2.5 it is in:
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    /lib/modules/3.0.21-tinycore/updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k
     
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    I'm using xiaopan 0.4.2.3 and I found the driver in /lib/modules/3.0.21-tinycore/updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k
    but when i put in the path (modprobe ath9k_common /lib/modules/3.0.21-tinycore/updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k) It Sais:"modprobe can't load module ath9k_common(/updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k_common.ko): Unknown Symbole in Module or Unknown parameter"
    P.S: I did preceed it by writing
    modprobe -l | grep ath
     
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    +1 on the whole thing. I'm running XiaoPan 0.4.2.3 on a USB disk drive too. After I did the modprobe - l | grep ath command, it did show up a dir where ath9k_common should be. So I tried that one as well but to no avail.
    I really want to crack some wi-fi's! :) Basically seems like all you need is Inflator ? Will it crack WPA/WPA2 too or just WEP ? (Which, luckily for me is enough)

    Also, I saw there's aircrack-ng installed but no aerodump or the other scripts necessary for that script range ?
    Thanks!
     
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    KoMoDo I can say what i was saying since the first issue reported with the AR9285 chipset & Xiaopan 0.4.2.2 and 0.4.2.3 If you tried both versions and not work at all, try Xiaopan 0.4.1 i can assure your card will be detected and will work very well. there is a xiaopan 0.4.1 with minidwep-gtk 30419, it includes reaver. it can crack wpa-wpa2 if your network has enabled wps security
     
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    I will try that. What about WEP ? I used aircrack in the past but XiaoPan doesn't seem to cover all the aircrack systems so I need Backtrack but it's too big for my USB disk drive :(

    I guess ignore that message, I got Slitaz so I'll try that one for my WEP first.

    Ok actually 0.4.1 indeed does work! But minidwep and feedingbottle give me a "No client found" message so it's not going anywhere. What's up with that ? Also, when I set it to WPA it just said it's waiting for a beacon from the AP for like 5 minutes and I figured that's not going anywhere either.

    Thanks!
     
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    With Xiaopan you can easily crack wep with feeding bottle and minidwep. i think minidwep is more easy to use, just a couple clicks and you are done. ;)
     
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    Yep you're right it's super easy but I am barely getting IV's on the thing, not sure if it's my fault or the programs. After over an hour I got like 30 "data" meaning IV's. I ran aireplay with minidwep as well but it doesn't seem to boost the IV's. Advice ?
     
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    What signal strength are you getting at the AP you want to attack? Is injection working? Also it might be a static connection. Meaning the AP isn't using the network as would normally occur during use.
     
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    Between 40-60. What do I need to do to get injection started ? I figured thats aireplay's job. Also, the WPA connection seems to not have WPS enabled ? I mean, when I scan for it it doesn't show up on minidwep as an option (if I remember correctly)
     
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    in minidwep for crack wep, you only have to scan for ap's , select one and click the Lanch button, then it work by itself.
    for wpa-wpa2 you have to change the search option from wep to wpa and scan for ap's. the ap's with wps enabled are displayed ---wps
    then you can select one and launch reaver
     
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    Yes so I guess it's got WPS disabled then.
     
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    reaver ONLY can crack wpa-wpa2 with wps enabled
     
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