Avatars by Sterling Adventures. In case of USB wireless adapters the supply of different brands is so large that the Linux community has problems in keeping up. Now that you have name of your chipset it is quite easy to find out whether your chipset allows monitor mode. Thank you so much. Mount your CD that came with your wireless adapter, locate the name of a windows driver. You will never get more than the Windows functionality of the driver and possibly less.

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Most ethernet drivers should autoload but if not use the one for your ethernet device. This flood of hardware is bad news for Linux. Can u give me a code for hacking the wifi…. This is a Microsoft website for Windows 7. Notify me of new posts by email.

Write a reaction Click here to cancel reply. For an in-depth exploration you will have to be able to put your wireless adapter in “monitor mode”, rather than in the default “managed mode”.

The Linux community is doing its best to deliver these drivers and in many cases with success. Installing Ubuntu next to Windows on an original Windows computer is easy these days, as long as you have enough free disks space available. The apparent lack of drivers is not so bad as you think. You might have a working adapter on Windows, like the built-in wireless, without having the CD containing the driver.


Locate the network adapter, double click on it.

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In case of USB wireless adapters the supply wireless different brands is so large that the Linux community has problems in keeping up. Finding driver Now that you have the name of the driver and the name of the chipset you can easily find the Linux driver – if available – on the Internet.

However, not if you want to fully explore all the wireless cuip in your neighborhood. Go to Control PanelSystemDevice manager. Ralink and Intel are very popular chipsets used in wireless adapters. Mount your CD that came with your wireless adapter, locate the name of a windows driver.

The manufacturer gives this information only in exceptional cases. Sometimes more drivers are available for the same chipset, differing in their support for monitor mode and differing in their support of various Linux flavors.

Avatars by Sterling Adventures. Out of the box If you are lucky Linux recognizes your WiFi adapter out of the box. If you like this post, you can subscribe to our feed You can go to the end of this post and write a reaction. My new PC is Windows 7 64bit. Originally Posted by gregrocker.


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If your adapter does not allow monitor mode, do what I did: Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation.

Proposed as answer by Rick Dee Friday, February 22, Bit confused with all the different links in those threads. And indeed I was lucky. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

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Originally Posted by maxie. StringCat We develop for you. In a such a case you have to use the Windows version to find out, because if an adapter is not recognized by Windows it would not be on the market. Finding your chipset There are several ways of discovering what chipset is in your wireless adapter.

I removed the card, used the installation disc and am not able This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. Is there a generic driver for Win 7 that exists that would work?