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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Installing Broadcom drivers

In this recipe, we'll perform the installation of the official Broadcom hybrid Linux wireless driver. Using a Broadcom wireless USB adapter gives us the greatest possibility of success in terms of getting our wireless USB access point to work on BackTrack 5. For the rest of the recipes in this book, we will assume installation of the Broadcom wireless drivers.

Getting ready

An Internet connection is required to complete this recipe.

How to do it...

Let's begin the process of installing the Broadcom drivers:

  1. Open a terminal window and download the appropriate Broadcom driver from http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php:
    cd /tmp/
    wget http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/hybri-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_112.tar.gz ...

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