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Thread: Backtrack 3 won't detect USB wireless adaptor

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    Default BT3 won't detect USB wireless adaptor(wi-fire)

    Hello, this is my first post!

    I just purchased the Wi-Fire wireless USB adaptor (hfield dot com) and I got interested in BackTrack 3. I just installed it successfully on my USB drive and it boots fine. However, I can't find any networks. It can't seem to use my integrated wireless card, either but I know it isn't supported. Is the Wi-Fire compatible with BackTrack 3? Do I need to install any drivers or anything?


    here are the specs of the Wi-Fire:

    Wireless Specifications

    * Transmit Power: +16.5dBm
    * Antenna Gain: +10.4 dBi
    * Minimum Receive Power: -98 dBm
    * Average Maximum Power: +26.9 dBm
    * IEEE 802.11 b/g protocols
    * Frequency Range: 2.421 Ghz�2.4835 Ghz
    * Security: WEP, WPA, WPAPSK, WPA2, WPA2PSK
    * Media Access Control: CSMA/CA with ACK
    * Certification: FCC Part 15, Parts B and C
    * Channels:
    o North America �11 channels
    o Rest of World�13 channels

    Operating Systems Supported

    * Windows XP or Vista
    * Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5
    * Linux (with kernel 2.6.24 and forward)

    Physical Specifications

    * 4 ounces (113g)
    * 4 x 0.375 x 3.25 inches (102 x 10 x 83 mm)
    * USB 2.0
    * 5V DC (from USB port)

    Thanks for any help I get!

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    Operating Systems Supported

    * Windows XP or Vista
    * Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5
    * Linux (with kernel 2.6.24 and forward)
    In addition to looking at the HCL link that operat0r posted, BT3 uses a 2.6.21 kernel, so based on the information you posted, I would recommend you give BT4 at try.

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    does BT4 support USB booting?

    Is BT4 able to boot from a USB drive? I'll give it a shot.

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    So i upgraded to BT4 and still no dice. Here is all the important information and more. Am i missing any drivers or modules?

    Code:
    kernal version
    2.6.28.1
    
    
    lsusb
    root@bt:~# lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0cde:001a Z-Com ZD1211B
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0930:6545 Toshiba Corp. Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 USB Stick (4GB)
    
    
    dmesg
    root@bt:~# dmesg
    
    zd1211rw 1-3:1.0: phy1
    -a lot came before this, but i figured this is the important stuff...
    usbcore: registered new interface driver zd1211rw
    lp: driver loaded but no devices found
    ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
    ACPI: WMI: Mapper loaded
    sky2 eth0: enabling interface
    NET: Registered protocol family 10
    lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
    ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
    [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
    pci 0000:00:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
    pci 0000:00:02.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20080730 on minor 0
    usbcore: deregistering interface driver zd1211rw
    usb 1-3: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3

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