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    Default Re: Atheros ar9285 Driver

    Thanks a lot mixit. It worked for me but i ran into a problem.

    When i restarted my computer there wasn't a wireless device showing in iwconfig anymore.

    I'm running a dual boot with windows 7. Maybe that's what's causing the issue? Maybe i needed to run the unload?

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

    P.S.

    I tried running the unload and it took forever. I canceled it while it was running. is unload supposed to take that long?

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    Default Re: Atheros ar9285 Driver

    @dotrooster

    try:

    Code:
    /root/compat-wireless-2.6.32.3/scripts/athenable
    except use the right directory. I'm booted into backtrack right now and im too lazy to reboot. If that doesn't work, post your error message. I don't remember if I ended up having to use that or not. Thanks to dustyboner though if that is the solution.

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    Default Re: Atheros ar9285 Driver

    Eazy does it.

    Code:
    tar -xf /path/to/compat-wireless-2.6.33.tar.bz2  -  latest stable compat-wireless drivers
    
    cd /path/to/compat-wireless-2.6.33.tar.bz2
    
    ./scripts/driver-select - it will show you a list of supported hardware
    
    ./scripts/driver-select <driver-name>  -  VERY IMPORTANT  -  WRITE THE DRIVER FOR YOUR CARD. FOR ATHEROS - ath9k
    
    so
    
    ./scripts/driver-select ath9k
    
    make
    
    sudo make install
    That's it.

    Info taken from

    stable - Linux Wireless

    http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/comp...2.6.33.tar.bz2

    You can also install the linux-next compat-wireless releases - based on linux-next.git for kernels.

    http://wireless.kernel.org/download/...ss-2.6.tar.bz2

    Why people are seeking help on bogus websites instead of going to the source first. I'll never understand.
    Last edited by kukubau; 04-06-2010 at 08:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixit View Post
    @dotrooster

    try:

    Code:
    /root/compat-wireless-2.6.32.3/scripts/athenable
    except use the right directory. I'm booted into backtrack right now and im too lazy to reboot. If that doesn't work, post your error message. I don't remember if I ended up having to use that or not. Thanks to dustyboner though if that is the solution.

    Hey I've tried everything and nothing will show my device its atheros 9285 aswell... iwconfig doesnt show anything for me and when i type /etc/init.d/networking start it says devices not found...

    Also I dont have a clue how to install that ath9k driver even though i followed that tutorial you linked to in the wiki...

    ive done the compat-wireless-2.6.33-stable/v2.6.33 stuff and they all installed no problem but my card doesnt show up in iwconfig and im very new to linux and wanna try cracking a wep for the first time using bactrack4 ={

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    Default Re: Atheros ar9285 Driver

    @iphone_d

    Read my post mate!

    Everything is there.

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    Default Re: Atheros ar9285 Driver

    Thanks for that kukubau. I hope you don't mind if I add that to my "how to" where I attempted to explain how to get this chipset working. For me it worked the way I did it, but I never waited for confirmation that it worked for anyone else.

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    Default Re: Atheros ar9285 Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by mixit View Post
    Thanks for that kukubau. I hope you don't mind if I add that to my "how to" where I attempted to explain how to get this chipset working. For me it worked the way I did it, but I never waited for confirmation that it worked for anyone else.
    Post that link mate!
    You're welcome.

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    Default Re: Atheros ar9285 Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by dustyboner View Post
    Download compat-wireless-2.6.32.3.tar.bz2

    Open a terminal and run:
    Code:
    tar -xf /root/compat-wireless-2.6.32.3.tar.bz2
    cd compat-wireless-2.6.32.3
    make
    make install
    make unload
    reboot
    *If you get a "No such file or directory" error when you run make, run this command:
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/src/linux /lib/modules/2.6.30.9/build
    I had small issue with my ath9k driver. Wireless signal was weak and even when I managed to connect for some reason I couldn't ping the router. After following dustyboner's advice everything works perfectly.
    Thank you

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    Default Re: Atheros ar9285 Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by mixit View Post
    PROBLEM SOLVED:

    Hope this works for everyone else.
    Hey guys, it doesn't work for me... ah, it seems like a bunch of other SONY VAIO Fs are having the same problems, I tried every version of the driver, and now we're up to compat-wireless-2.6.34.tar.bz2 on the official site...
    I've followed this tuto: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...l?pagenumber=1
    I've tried everything, VMware bridged, VirtualBox Bridged, VirtualPC, live CD and hard Drive Install...
    But still no luck.. please help me (and a bunch of other people will be happy ha (= )

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Atheros ar9285 Driver

    Hi Guys,

    You are using BT4 right?, I would like to know which option to choose first when starting, I have so many options like KDE, Flush..etc, I'm running an ISO image on VMWARE, is it ok? will it save changes on restart as some steps require restart?

    I tried the above on BT3 and it didnt work!

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