I'm a bit noob to linux/backtrack about 3 weeks in now. And I couldn't find a dedicated guide on how to enable this card, so when I stumbled across the answer I thought i'd share it. At the beginning I found a few of the guides a little hard to follow. So I've made this as easy to follow as I can. Hope it's of use. Sorry if it comes across a little patronising.


Open a console and type


cd /usr/src/drivers/ipw3945-1.2.0


Hit enter then type


load


Hit enter


Your Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG can now be found at eth1




For Those of you that have backtrack2 installed on your hdd. To save typing all that in every time you restart.



Open a console and type


alias 3945="cd /usr/src/drivers/ipw3945-1.2.0"


Hit enter


now all you have to do to enable your Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG is type



3945

Hit enter


load


Hit enter


replace 3945 with whatever keyword you want as I only used it as an example