I'm trying to get wireless capabilities going on my new laptop in backtrack and I'm having some problems. I have googled around a bit and I ended up installing the ath9k drivers. I successfully installed it and recompiled the kernel with the Ath9k module. I can verify this was successfuly by producing no errors with the command: modprobe ath9k.
When I do iwconfig however, I still see no wireless device. Does anyone have any information on how to get my wireless card working in backtrack? I used this tutorial to install this:
How to install the development version of atk9k - ThinkWiki
Thanks in advance for any helpful info. I'd really like to get my wireless up and running
***I actually have the AR9287 wireless card. Could one of the mods change the title of this post to reflect that? Thank you.***
Turns out it wasn't that difficult. Just needed the newer compat wireless driver from here
Then, follow the instructions of dusty boner. I skipped the make unload step because I forgot and my internet was working. Didn't want to mess with it anymore. Anyways, here are the commands I used:
Then, Wicd Manager=>Preferences=>Wireless Interface: wlan0
tar -xf /root/compat-wireless-2.6.33.tar.bz2
shutdown now -r
Refresh and you should see some wireless networks. Hope this works for everyone else.