Setting WLAN connection in Linux...

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by sandeep_talan, May 25, 2009.

  1. sandeep_talan

    sandeep_talan New Member

    Hi .. My name is Sandeep ...
    I've purchased a Alfa AWUS036H USB Adapter .. to connect through wireless connection in Linux..
    I'm using Redhat Linux on my system .. I'm completely new to Linux .. I had never used Linux Before ...
    Now I want to setup my USB card in monitor mode ...

    But I'm unable to do this ...

    So I need help regarding following topics ...

    1) How to make new wlan setup ... like how to setup "wlan0" on my Linux ...
    2) Where can I get drivers for my USB adapter
    3) How can I install those drivers.
    4) How can I configure aircrack-ng for my card to get it in monitoring mode.

    The steps which I had gone through are :

    I've checked through "lsusb" ... It is showing my usb card like this :

    "Bus 001 Device 004 :ID obda:8187 Realtek Semi......................"

    Now then I go to "System-->Administration-->Network"

    It shows a window with all present connections ...
    Then I click on "NEW" button for a new wireless connection ....
    It opens a new window to setup connection .. there is a side menu .. which contains various option including Ethernet LAN and New Wireless Connection .......
    I had chosen New Wireless Connection .... then it opens a window ..
    "Select Wireless Device" ... there it is showing only one option ...
    "Other Wireless Card" ...
    so I think ..It must show my USB adapter here so that I can select it but is not showing ..may be bcoz it's drive is not installed ....

    So plz tell me weather I'm following the right steps or not ....
    Plz provide me drivers for this card ...
    I'm really stuck in this .. and needs help ASAP ....

    Thanks in Advance ....
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Are you bound to use RedHat? I suggest you use Ubuntu instead, it has newer and more drivers. Chances are your USB adapter will work out of the box.
     

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