i don know what the name of the wireless card is either, but i think it is a realtek, if that helps any. i dont know how to find out exacly on backtrack.
as to which commands i used,
these are the ones i know i used
i also did a few others,i cont remember them excacly but they involved
root@bt: ~# ifconfig wlan0
wlan: error fetching interface information
root@bt: ~# dhcpcd wlan0
the program 'dhcpcd' is currentnly not installed you can install it by typing:
apt- get install dhcpcd
bash: dhcpcd: command not found
root@bt:~# ifconfig wlan0 up
wlan: ERROR while gettinginterface flags: no such device
root@bt:~# iwconfig -a
-a no such device
and one started with
funny that you mentioned installing ubuntu
i tried to install ubuntu on the family computer, but i think the iso was bad, so instead im installing red hat fedora.
thank for replying so quickly.