On many Linux distributions, be it BackTrack, Kali, BackBox, Ubuntu, Mint, etc., whenever I use anything from the aircrack-ng suite my wireless card is shown as channel -1. This problem has been around for years if I recall and I have never found a solution to it.
Why does this happen? What could I do to resolve this?
I have tried installing the latest backports to no avail, and I am unable to figure out how to apply this patch due to lack of available information on using it properly, nor do I even know if it will work due to how outdated it is.
Currently I am using the Alfa AWUS051NH wireless adapter with BackBox Linux 3.13 64-bit, but I have the same issue with the tried and true Alfa AWUS036H and other Linux distributions. Here's some hopefully helpful info:
backbox@backbox-vm:~$ uname -r 3.11.0-26-generic backbox@backbox-vm:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:2770 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2770 Wireless Adapter backbox@backbox-vm:~$ lsmod | grep rt2 rt2800usb 27225 0 rt2800lib 81972 1 rt2800usb crc_ccitt 12707 1 rt2800lib rt2x00usb 20886 1 rt2800usb rt2x00lib 56180 3 rt2800usb,rt2800lib,rt2x00usb mac80211 623710 3 rt2800lib,rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib cfg80211 499466 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211