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    Default Asus wireless not working?

    hi guys,

    i have just installed backtrack 4 onto my asus eeepc 900 but i can not seem to get wireless to work

    normaly you would have to press the FN and F2 button for the wireless to be enabled but when i do this in backtrack nothing happens

    backtrack does not see the wirless device and the wireless light on the laptop is not on.

    does anyone know how i can enable the wirless card?

    the wirless card has an atheros chipset if that helps

    cheers

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    Default Re: Asus wireless not working?

    Quote Originally Posted by roonie View Post
    hi guys,

    i have just installed backtrack 4 onto my asus eeepc 900 but i can not seem to get wireless to work

    normaly you would have to press the FN and F2 button for the wireless to be enabled but when i do this in backtrack nothing happens

    backtrack does not see the wirless device and the wireless light on the laptop is not on.

    does anyone know how i can enable the wirless card?

    the wirless card has an atheros chipset if that helps

    cheers
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    Default Re: Asus wireless not working?

    Probably one of two things ;

    1. Do you have to switch on your wireless with Fn + F2 every time you boot up your eepc ?
    If so, your BIOS is probably not set to automatically have it turned on on boot. Change that.

    2. If your BIOS is set to automatically turn on the wireless on boot, but you switch off your wireless with
    Fn + F2 before turning off the eeepc, you will not be able to start wireless in the same way as in the
    normal OS.
    Make sure the wireless is on before rebooting into BT.

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