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    Angry wlan0 problems

    alright i think backtrack just doesn't like me. i bought a brand new system76 pangolin performance. and backtrack doesn't play well with that wireless. so then i got an old laptop from my company (dell inspiron b130) i figure it's old enough that all the drivers are mainstream and all will be right with the world

    Dell 1470 Internal Wireless 802.11a/b/g

    thats the wireless card im using...and backtrack is a no go. the only real help was when i went to type
    /etc/init.d/networking start it said something like. no wlan0 or something....soo frustrated >:[

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    Default Re: wlan0 problems

    gonna need a bit more from you here.
    "or something" doesn't cut it. post the actual error message.


    • check the forums for posts regarding the 1470 to see if anyone else has something to say about it.


    • google the hell out of this card vs. linux in particular to get some background.


    • post the steps that you followed to get it to work and the results of your effort.
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    Default Re: wlan0 problems

    Quote Originally Posted by captialfear View Post
    alright i think backtrack just doesn't like me. i bought a brand new system76 pangolin performance. and backtrack doesn't play well with that wireless. so then i got an old laptop from my company (dell inspiron b130) i figure it's old enough that all the drivers are mainstream and all will be right with the world

    Dell 1470 Internal Wireless 802.11a/b/g

    thats the wireless card im using...and backtrack is a no go. the only real help was when i went to type
    /etc/init.d/networking start it said something like. no wlan0 or something....soo frustrated >:[
    Your problem is you are using a shitty ass Dell wifi card, which is a re-branded broadcum card, which works about as well as a rock for wifi in linux.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Default Re: wlan0 problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Your problem is you are using a shitty ass Dell wifi card, which is a re-branded broadcum card, which works about as well as a rock for wifi in linux.
    c'mon, man. stop beating around the bush. no reason to be shy.

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    Default Re: wlan0 problems

    My Dell (Inspiron 1545, the budget model) was configured with an Intel wifi card, and works quite well under linux. Didn't broadcom opensource a large amount of their drivers a couple of weeks ago by the way?
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