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compat-wireless [2010/11/16 12:31]
sleek loaded updated, removed b43reference
compat-wireless [2018/07/20 22:58] (current)
mister_x compat-wireless is deprecated
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-====== compat-wireless ======+====== compat-wireless ​- DEPRECATED ​======
  
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 +**UPDATE: DO NOT USE ANYMORE. If successful, it is a downgrade from the curent version of your existing drivers**
 +**UPDATE: compat-wireless is now known as [[https://​backports.wiki.kernel.org/​index.php/​Main_Page|backports]]**
  
  
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-We distinguish [[http://​linuxwireless.org/​en/​users/​Download#​Compat-wireless_release_types|two]] versions of compat-wireless,​ development (//bleeding edge//) and stable. The development version may include more drivers, supported hardware and bug-fixes but may not be as stable as the '​stable'​ version which implies its nature. With minor exceptions, both versions will suffice in your bid to enable //​aircrack-ng//​ support for your card/​driver.+We distinguish [[http://​linuxwireless.org/​en/​users/​Download#​Compat-wireless_release_types|two]] versions of compat-wireless,​ development (//bleeding edge//) and stable. The development version may include more drivers, supported hardware and bug-fixes but may not be as stable as the '​stable'​ version which implies its nature. With minor exceptions, both versions will suffice in your bid to enable //​aircrack-ng//​ support for your card/​driver. ​For the majority of the users the stable version is the preferred one to use
  
  
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 The installation process is as follows: The installation process is as follows:
  
-   $ wget http://​wireless.kernel.org/​download/​compat-wireless-2.6/compat-wireless-$(date ​-I).tar.bz2 +// Download the latest available package from  ​http://​wireless.kernel.org/​en/users/​Download/​stable/​ // 
-//​**note:​** ​compat-wireless tar balls aren't released everydayso you're probably better off going straight ​to http://​wireless.kernel.org/​download/​compat-wireless-2.6/​ and grabbing ​the latest available package// +   $ tar xvjf compat-wireless-3.6-rc6-1.tar.bz2 
-   ​$ ​tar -jxf compat-wireless-$(date -I).tar.bz2 +//​**note:​** ​the exact filename of the tarball depends on which version you have downloadedsubstitute the example filename with the one corresponding ​to the file you downloaded// 
- +   ​$ ​cd compat-wireless-3.6-rc6-1
-   $ cd compat-wireless-$(date ​-I)+
  
    $ wget http://​patches.aircrack-ng.org/​mac80211.compat08082009.wl_frag+ack_v1.patch    $ wget http://​patches.aircrack-ng.org/​mac80211.compat08082009.wl_frag+ack_v1.patch
        
 +   $ patch -p1 < mac80211.compat08082009.wl_frag+ack_v1.patch
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 +//**note:** the next two steps are only required for compat-wireless versions before v3.3-rc1-2 //
    $ wget http://​patches.aircrack-ng.org/​channel-negative-one-maxim.patch    $ wget http://​patches.aircrack-ng.org/​channel-negative-one-maxim.patch
- +      ​
-   $ patch -p1 < mac80211.compat08082009.wl_frag+ack_v1.patch +
-   +
    $ patch -p1 < channel-negative-one-maxim.patch    $ patch -p1 < channel-negative-one-maxim.patch
  
-   ( apply any additional patches that you may need )+   ( apply any additional patches that you may need)
 //Before compiling, take a look at "​driver-select"​ down the page// //Before compiling, take a look at "​driver-select"​ down the page//
    $ make    $ make
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   sudo make wlunload   sudo make wlunload
 will make sure all of the wireless modules are unloaded, which will pave the way for your new driver take its place. Reboot if you're unsure. will make sure all of the wireless modules are unloaded, which will pave the way for your new driver take its place. Reboot if you're unsure.
-==== Broadcom firmware missing ==== 
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-Because of Broadcom'​s licensing, the firmware - which is essential for the card to run - cannot be freely distributed and is obtainable only by “extracting” their proprietary driver. ​ See [[http://​aircrack-ng.org/​doku.php?​id=b43#​installing_the_firmware|installing the firmware instructions here]] to learn the required steps. 
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