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    Default dwl 650+ wireless card not recognized

    Hello, I have a thinkpad 600e laptop, backtrack 2 (istalled on hard drive) and a Dlink Airplus DWL 650+ wireless pcmcia card.

    I tried all solutions I found so far on similar probs like mine on this forum, but my card still is not recognized.

    I went through the nice links you guys have posted for learning linux as well cause I'm a newbie in linux as well. Very interesting stuff I must admit.

    I don't know if i'm getting nowhere on getting the card to work because of not being familiar with linux or just not knowing BT2 well enough.


    Any feedback would be greatly be appreciated.

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    Its kind of hard to help someone unless you tell us exactly what commands you have tried so far. You should also post your chipset...anyways..

    Have you tried enabling the drivers via KDE menu?
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    According to the BT2 website, my DWL 650+ wireless card has:

    # Driver : acx100
    # Chipset : Texas Instruments ACX100

    I tried loading the acx100 drivers from the KDE menu as well as by giving the following command:

    cd /usr/src/drivers/acx100 && insmod ./acx.ko

    but no luck.

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    Try this:

    cd /usr/src/drivers/acx100
    insmod acx.ko;sudo -s
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    it accepts the command!

    The interface is recognized as wlan0 (is this OK?)


    as I start kismet, kismet is telling me that the chipset is "TI" without the quotes.

    and the kismet console is empty.

    shouldn't there be a list of available routers? My own router is like 2 feet away.

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    I checked my kismet.conf file and the source is in there.

    But not only kismet is not finding any networks, Kwifi manager cannot find any networks either.

    What could be the prob?

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    Hi Guys,

    I have similar problem.
    D-Link DWL-650+ PCMCIA wifi card is the same in my case.
    I wanted to enable/install it in BackTrack 3.
    I covered the instruction which is written down on acx100.sourceforge.net/wiki/Distribution_list/Slackware]Distribution list/Slackware - ACX100/ACX111 wireless network driver project

    Different steps made by me: I downloaded, renamed RADIO11.BIN and WLANGEN.BIN to tiacx100r11 and tiacx100 respectively and copied them into /lib/firmware.
    I copied start_net to /lib/modules/2.6.21.5/extra and modified it: I corrected the MODULE_AT variable's path to /lib/modules/2.6.21.5/extra/acx.ko and the FW_FILE variable only search for tiacx100 tiacx100r11.

    After running start_net, the report is positive, looks that everything is working fine.

    But IWCONFIG says that 'Access Point: Not-Associated'.

    Then I checked 'insmod acx.ko' which gives an error:
    'insmod: error inserting 'acx.ko': -1 File exists.'

    I can't do anything with this. acx.ko looks that it is binary or something which is unreadable by me.

    My questions: what that error message means?
    Which should be the missing file?
    What made I wrong?

    (I was doing it like a real stupid guy who typed the commands as/is)

    Cheers,

    Roland

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