I would advise you to start a new clean install of the backtrack 3, download the kernel source from http://www.offensive-security.com/modules/kernel.lzm
go where you downloaded the source and type:
then go to rt73 [Aircrack-ng] and follow the instructions from there(downloading, compiling and loading driver module) or follow this quick steps:Code:bt tmp # lzm2dir kernel.lzm /
then, as root, type:Code:wget http://homepages.tu-darmstadt.de/~p_larbig/wlan/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.3.tar.bz2 tar -xjf rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.3.tar.bz2 cd rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.3/Module make
and then after the boot if all works fine your Edimax EW-7318USG should show up under "rausb0" name.Code:make install modprobe rt73
I have the same usb dongle and for me it worked with these steps. Good Luck!
I assume if he has only CD drive on the laptop it doesn't support usb booting(it may be an older one)Originally Posted by KMDave: You could also install BT4 on a USB stick and use that with the laptop. It should have a free USB port doesn't it?