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/188.8.131.52/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
How are you running backtrack, VM/USB/Live CD?
What is the output of iwconfig?
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wmaster0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
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
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.