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    Default Wireless Drivers Help?!

    Hi guys,
    I am new to this obviously, and I have an question that I was hoping that someone may possibly have some time to help me with.

    I have an Alienware M17x R4 Laptop with an Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card. I have been searching and searching the last 2 weeks trying to figure out how in the world to get Linux to recognize my Driver, so I can access Wireless internet. I understand that from a noob's standpoint this is not where I should necessarily be starting but I am kind of stuck.

    I am running BackTrack 5 r3 and I would love to know if someone could possibly walk me through the steps (specified to my system (if possible)) on how to set that up. Please, any help would be IMMENSELY appreciated.


    Gary

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    Default Re: Wireless Drivers Help?!

    Run this code please,

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-cw-3.3-$(uname -r)
    and reboot it.

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    Default Re: Wireless Drivers Help?!

    Quote Originally Posted by cagdas View Post
    Run this code please,

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-cw-3.3-$(uname -r)
    and reboot it.


    When I enter "sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-cw-3.3-3.2.6" I just get an error saying that it couldnt find the package.

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    Default Re: Wireless Drivers Help?!

    If you are using the internal wifi and VM, it won't work..Since you did not specify the platform you are using, it is hard to know.
    Please, be more specific as to what you are using and what yo've tried.

    You might be needing a firmware. Maybe installing iwlwifi. Try it.

    Luck.
    Last edited by maverik35; 12-20-2012 at 12:35 PM.

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    Default Re: Wireless Drivers Help?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hydraulyx View Post
    When I enter "sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-cw-3.3-3.2.6" I just get an error saying that it couldnt find the package.
    Hey I have the very same problem....did you find the solution?

    Thanks

    Leon

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