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Patched Compat-wireless in LMDE (aircrack-ng mon -1 fixed)

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 2:19 pm
by ammon
***UP4***

## Update 1 ; just never version of compat-wireless

## Update 2; new version of compat-wireless (3.5-3)
Anyway, for start make sure that you have all build-essentials and headers for you current kernel, which is 3.2 for latest UP4.

We will compile compat wireless from kernel 3.5 (so this is update of wireless stack too), this version worked for me and it is just fine.

1) Download compat-wireless

Use your favorite browser and http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat- ... sn.tar.bz2 / save it wherever you want.

Or simple

2) Now extract the archive

tar jxvf compat-wireless-*tar.bz2


3) Open terminal in compat-wireless directory:

cd compat-wireless-*


3) Download needed patches:



4) Apply the patch:

patch -p1 < mac80211.compat08082009.wl_frag+ack_v1.patch


5) Compile/Install

make clean
make
sudo make install


Now, easiest way is to reboot.

Enjoy working aircrack-ng/updated wifi drivers.

If you have any trubles/questions post here I will help if I can.

Re: Patched Compat-wireless in LMDE (aircrack-ng mon -1 fixe

Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 3:10 am
by noah++
Thanks, pal! I used your howto to grab a fresher RTL8187 wireless driver. The one in 3.2.9 is awful. The new one seems fine so far.

For posterity, I would only change your post to instruct us to recurse from the http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-3-stable/ directory to find the latest tarball, instead pointing us directly to that particular 3.3 subdirectory. Someone using your howto probably wants to be on the bleeding edge. In fact, 3.4 is already available there, and that's what I downloaded. (It's unfortunate there's no 'latest' symlink there!)

Re: Patched Compat-wireless in LMDE (aircrack-ng mon -1 fixe

Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:03 pm
by ammon
Hello, I'm glad I helped.

It is not nice to point people to bleeding edge tarball, because sometimes it can fail to build or be unstable.

There is my reason to use "stable" tarball.

I will update my guide to 3.4 when it reaches .1 (3.4.1) :)

Re: Patched Compat-wireless in LMDE (aircrack-ng mon -1 fixe

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:02 am
by ammon
Update to newer compat-wireless, dropped redundant patch.

Re: Patched Compat-wireless in LMDE (aircrack-ng mon -1 fixe

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:43 pm
by fluffernutjob
Sorry for the basic question, but what is LMDE? Your post is a very detailed explanation of a problem I want to solve and I want to make sure my setup is compatible.

Re: Patched Compat-wireless in LMDE (aircrack-ng mon -1 fixe

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:57 am
by ammon
Bump,

Update to 3.5

Re: Patched Compat-wireless in LMDE (aircrack-ng mon -1 fixe

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:50 am
by shideneyu
Hi,

Thanks I followed this tutorial for my Awus036h.
I would like to know, How can I be sure that after the "make install", this is the new drivers that are being used and not the former one?

Re: Patched Compat-wireless in LMDE (aircrack-ng mon -1 fixe

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 1:22 pm
by scorpicus
Thanks for this great solution!also you can check what driver you're using in system profiler(if you're using cinnamon LMDE)
You say the patch is redundant,so there is no need to install it?