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Thread: Please Help - BT2 will not find my wireless card!

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    Default Please Help - BT2 will not find my wireless card!

    Hey guys, after weeks of sifting thru posts trying to get BT3 to boot up correctly on either one of my Acer computers I gave up and dl'd BT2. Which amazingly, boots up great on my Acer Aspire 4520 laptop. The only problem I am having now is that it will not find my integrated wireless card.

    1. I have tried hitting the hardwired wireless on/off button on my laptop right after I turned on the power and before BT2 boots. Did not work.

    2. When I go into Kommand and type ifconfig it does list lo and eth0.

    3. If I try to type ifconfig ath0 up it gives me an error:

    ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

    4. I do not know if I need to install Linux drivers or whatnot for my internal wireless card, or if so - how to even do that!

    5. I would rather not use the program that somehow uses Windows drivers - I would like to fully learn BT2 and I need it to be fully functional.

    Can anyone extend a little help please? I am good with computers but very new to Linux and BT2. Anyone been through this before and find a way to get the wireless card to show up? Do I need to go get a different wireless card to use?

    Thanks in advance for any insight!!

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    if it lists the device as eth0, then you need to be typing eth0 instead of ath0

    ath0 is for wireless devices with an atheros chipset only

    I might be wrong, but I think your card's chipset is the SiS163u. You might have to use ndiswrapper. (I couldn't find a native linux driver for the chipset on google)

    If you're going to get a wireless dongle, I suggest the Alfa AWUS036H.

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    do
    Code:
    ifconfig -a
    that will display all the devices you have... you might need to do

    Code:
    ifconfig ath0 up
    if ath0 is infact your wireless device

    check iwconfig also
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    I have an Atheros card, therefor I guessed the listing to be under ath0. The Eth has no wireless on it, I belive its my LAN card.

    I dont want to use the swapper because as I said before I need full functionality.. :/

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