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    Hey I have 2 17" macbook pros and they both...

    Hey I have 2 17" macbook pros and they both tripple boot, and know plenty of people with macbooks running linux, myself included.

    Mine both have ar5008 atheros cards, which work great.

    For the...
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    You might find it useful to look at the...

    You might find it useful to look at the wlanconfig command, it allows you to create virtual interfaces (the ath0, kis0, ath1, interfaces) to your needs, as well as destroy them once they're no longer...
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    Try typing 'dmesg' in the console and seeing what...

    Try typing 'dmesg' in the console and seeing what the log has to say about iwl3945.

    Either you've got the ipwraw module loaded instead (special driver for iwl3945 that's no good for actual...
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    If it does show up on lspci, you might try using...

    If it does show up on lspci, you might try using 'dmesg' to see what, if any reaction the card's presence invoked--dmesg should let you know if backtrack tried to load any drivers, and if so which,...
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    I'm not speaking from personal experience here,...

    I'm not speaking from personal experience here, but you probably want to look into something called GWARE, it's Gnome packaged for Slackware. I believe all you need to do is download the build script...
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    I'd argue that alone in the deep end of the pool...

    I'd argue that alone in the deep end of the pool is the best way to learn to swim. Once I had BT3 installed as my first Linux experience, I formatted all copies of os x and windows in the house....
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    I have the same dlink and a mini pci ath5008, the...

    I have the same dlink and a mini pci ath5008, the 2.6.21.5 kernel does not like either one by itself, and trying to use both at once makes it crash and burn. I bit the bullet and upgraded the kernel,...
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    rt2500 is an old driver, it's not meant for...

    rt2500 is an old driver, it's not meant for anything less than 5 years old, as far as I know. Try rt73 instead, i'd wager that'll solve your problem.

    ProTip: 'ls mod' is a good way to see what...
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    Somehow I missed your last paragraph, you may...

    Somehow I missed your last paragraph, you may need ath9k, but try the madwifi daily snapshot because ath9k will want a kernel update I believe.

    Edit: I wrote you a long response that, as my first...
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    When you boot up backtrack, open up a terminal...

    When you boot up backtrack, open up a terminal and type 'lspci'. You'll see a list of your PCI devices...in that list somewhere will be something along these lines:

    05:00.0 Network controller:...
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