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    Default Just installed BT5R1 and no wireless

    I just installed BT5R1 and I noticed I have no wireless. I mean it can't find my drive. When I type ifconfig or iwconfig, all that show up is lo and eth0. When I was in ubuntu, there was eth1 and that was my wireless. I have a ipw2200 wireless card. I read that I had to download and install these:
    ieee80211-1.2.18
    ipw2200_linux_1_2_0
    ipw2200-fw-3.1

    but when I tried to make I get the following result
    Code:
    root@bt:~/ieee80211-1.2.18# make
    Checking in /lib/modules/2.6.39.4 for ieee80211 components...
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.39.4/build M=/root/ieee80211-1.2.18 modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.39.4'
    
      WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.39.4/Module.symvers
               is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.
    
      CC [M]  /root/ieee80211-1.2.18/ieee80211_module.o
    /root/ieee80211-1.2.18/ieee80211_module.c: In function ‘alloc_ieee80211’:
    /root/ieee80211-1.2.18/ieee80211_module.c:148: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘hard_start_xmit’
    /root/ieee80211-1.2.18/ieee80211_module.c:149: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘change_mtu’
    /root/ieee80211-1.2.18/ieee80211_module.c:153: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘get_stats’
    /root/ieee80211-1.2.18/ieee80211_module.c: In function ‘ieee80211_init’:
    /root/ieee80211-1.2.18/ieee80211_module.c:268: error: ‘proc_net’ undeclared (first use in this function)
    /root/ieee80211-1.2.18/ieee80211_module.c:268: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
    /root/ieee80211-1.2.18/ieee80211_module.c:268: error: for each function it appears in.)
    /root/ieee80211-1.2.18/ieee80211_module.c: In function ‘ieee80211_exit’:
    /root/ieee80211-1.2.18/ieee80211_module.c:297: error: ‘proc_net’ undeclared (first use in this function)
    make[2]: *** [/root/ieee80211-1.2.18/ieee80211_module.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/root/ieee80211-1.2.18] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.39.4'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2
    how can I bypass or fix this? so maybe I can continue and try to install ipw2200.

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    Default Re: Just installed BT5R1 and no wireless

    Try searching the forum for other people who had similar problems. Here is one thread that may help
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...itor-mode.html

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    Default Re: Just installed BT5R1 and no wireless

    I have already searched for them in these forums but I only find ones that have a different but similar sort of problem (ie. their eth1 shows up in iwconfig unlike mine) or ones with the same problem but the thread is dead and there is no solution given.

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    Default Re: Just installed BT5R1 and no wireless

    warace,

    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.39.4/build M=/root/ieee80211-1.2.18 modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.39.4'

    WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.39.4/Module.symvers
    is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.
    What you need is kernel source open a termnial and type

    Code:
    apt-get install linux-source-2.6.39.4
    Please try that.

    Regards,
    Leo

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    warace,

    Sorry also install the headers if not installed.

    Code:
    apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.39.4
    then recompile you should be good.

    Regards,
    Leo

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    Default Re: Just installed BT5R1 and no wireless

    I have looked all over the forums and I'm tired of reading threads after threads for the whole day without finding a fix for my problem. The threads that I found that have the same problem that I do but they're dead and there's no reply containing a fix.

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    Default Re: Just installed BT5R1 and no wireless

    Warace,

    Did you try installing the files I listed and doing a make clean in the source directory??

    in the directory of the download you got type.

    Code:
     make clean
    This just to put it back the way it was.

    Code:
     make
    after no errors we hope

    Code:
     make install
    Regards,
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    Default Re : Just installed BT5R1 and no wireless

    Hi everybody,

    I have the same problem as warace, I installed BackTrack 5 today with VMware Workstation, internet works correctly in ethernet but my wireless card isn't detected! It's an Atheros AR928X I saw a tutorial on the forum to install it but I have the same result: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...t-working.html

    I tried the two ways of the tutorial, that isn't working, I guess this wireless card don't work on BT5? According to what I read, it worked on BT3 and BT4.

    Can someone help?

    Thanks in advance.


    PS: I'm not english, sorry for the mistakes.

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    Default Riferimento: Just installed BT5R1 and no wireless

    In virtual machines the wifi card is not recognize but you will be given an emulated network card that piggybacks upon the real host card with NAT/bridge. If you want to use wifi directly in a vm you must use a usb wifi card.

    albatr0ss

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    Default Re: Just installed BT5R1 and no wireless

    lajjr, thank you for your reply. I already had the kernel source installed but I just reinstalled it using synaptic. I did make clean on the source directory and I'm currently in the middle of make. hopefully I don't get any errors.

    Edit:

    I got an error.
    Code:
      CC [M]  drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/attach.o
      CC [M]  drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/base.o
    drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/base.c:55:36: error: net/ieee80211_radiotap.h: No such file or directory
    make[5]: *** [drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/base.o] Error 1
    make[4]: *** [drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k] Error 2
    make[3]: *** [drivers/net/wireless/ath] Error 2
    make[2]: *** [drivers/net/wireless] Error 2
    make[1]: *** [drivers/net] Error 2
    make: *** [drivers] Error 2
    I'm going to try copying the radiotap.h thing from my ubuntu 10.04 installation :S
    Last edited by sickness; 09-01-2011 at 05:39 PM. Reason: merged.

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