I am using Backtrack 5 dual booting on my EEEPC 1005HA. My wireless card is an Atheros 9285. Before someone snaps at me I have been googling this error and searching the forums for about a week. So before I throw my laptop against the wall I figured I'd try here. I start WICD then open then open the interface. It sees the networks but when I try to connect I get an unable to obtain ip address. I have tried changing the preferences, I have tried using a ton of terminal commands from different forums i readon the smilar issue and nothing is working. Pleas help!
yes please...I have that same problem now!
Head over to the Linux wireless site. Download the latest compat-wireless driver and follow the instructions towards the bottom of the page. Just be sure to use the ath9k drivers. when you use the ./scripts/driver-select <driver-name> command so it would look like
now if I could only get the moderators to approve my other post about backtrack not recognizing my awus036h?
I have the same problem, please tell me how you fixed it!
Did you try the above instructions, if still not working let me know and I'll see what I can help out with I am pretty new myself
open terminal :
update-rc.d wicd defaults
iwconfig ( to show all network devices)
ifconfig (put your device ,Ex. Ifconfig eth0 up)
if u use backtrack as user
ifconfig wlan0 up
sudo update-rc.d wicd defaults
sudo /etc/init.d/wicd start
sudo /etc/init.d/networking start
then, remove the icd restart on start.
agin, done.Code:wicd -for