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    Default wireless card problems

    hi,i have a hp pavillion dv6 laptop with atheros ar9285 wireless card which is not working in backtrack.i've been told to try find /lib/modules -iname 'ath9k' which brings up /lib/modules/2.6.30.9/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath9k.i was then told to type sudo modprobe ath9k but nothing happens it just asks for the next command, can anyone help plz going out of my mind trying to get my wireless running.thnks

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    Default Riferimento: wireless card problems

    Quote Originally Posted by madbaker View Post
    laptop with atheros ar9285 wireless card
    Also I had the same problem with an atheros card(don't remember exactly the name) and I solved by installing the bt4 r1 instead of the prevoius release.

    Hope this could help you, good luck!

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    Default Re: wireless card problems

    Hi,

    How are you running backtrack, VM/USB/Live CD?

    What is the output of iwconfig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy87 View Post
    Hi,

    How are you running backtrack, VM/USB/Live CD?

    What is the output of iwconfig?
    I'm running bt4 final iso on live cd and when i type iwconfig i get lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:""
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Tx-Power=0 dBm
    Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Encryption keyff
    Power Managementff
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    judging from what it says above it looks like its found my card but still wont work

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    Default Re: wireless card problems

    When you say that it 'wont work' can you expand on what you've tried to do so far in terms of connecting to a wireless network, or anything else you're intending to with it.

    Then post the output of what you've done here, including what you've done to start networking.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: wireless card problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy87 View Post
    When you say that it 'wont work' can you expand on what you've tried to do so far in terms of connecting to a wireless network, or anything else you're intending to with it.

    Then post the output of what you've done here, including what you've done to start networking.

    Thanks
    ok got it sorted now thanks to all who replied

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