Sunday, January 17, 2010

RaLink RT73 USB Enhanced Driver

•Support for Fragmentation Attack
•Interface is called rausb0 instead of wlan0 to prevent some tools incorrectly detecting it as wlanng or hostap driver
•Injection speed can be selected with iwconfig rate command. The default speed is 54 MBit. You may want to lower it to 1 MBit before injection with iwconfig rausb0 rate 1M

Version 3.0.0 is a new fork from the former serialmonkey CVS. It has fixes for 2.6.24 and 2.6.25 and does not need setting a MAC Address before bringing the interface up. This version includes all the enhancement of the 2.0 series of this driver. If you unplug the card while its still in use, it may crash your system. So close all applications accessing it, bring the interface down and then remove the device.

You may have waited for this:
Version 3.0.1 has an updated base version from serialmonkey CVS. It is patched with all the features of 3.0.0 and it has been successfully tested with 2.6.26 vanilla kernel.

Version 3.0.2 provides kernel version 2.6.27 compatibility.
NOTE: You may also try the mac80211 drivers included in 2.6.27 or newer since these drivers are pretty nice too ;)

Version 3.0.3 provides kernel version 2.6.29 compatibility. It uses default kernel memory allocation for devices' private data area. This may fail on 64bit platforms (according to RaLink). In previous versions the driver allocated its own memory and hacked it into the netdev structure. This hack failed in 2.6.29 and has been removed. However, the new mode works for me quite well. Please report if any problems occur.


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