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    Default Atheros AR9285 Wireless Adapter Problems Using Backtrack 5 R2

    Hello guys,

    I'm kind of new to Backtrack but I have some good understanding of how things work, I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y560 with an built in Atheros AR9285, I have read lots and lots of tutorials and guides to see how to fix the following problem:

    I don't get any results when I type Airmon-ng, I have installed Compat wireless 2.6.38-rc4-1.tar.bz2 and WICD
    I have also made sure that in WICD>Preferences>Wireless Adapter it has WLAN0 in it...
    Furthermore, I have installed the Aircrack installation...

    What should I do?

    Thanks in Advance!

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    Default Re: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Adapter Problems Using Backtrack 5 R2

    Wep? wpa-wpa2? Have you tried WPA-WPA2? Only WEP doesn't work? Both encryption don't work?

    Need more info..Certainly WEp has issues on ath9k module sometimes even upgrading compat-wireless.

    You might want to upgrade to BT5r3 : ----> http://www.backtrack-linux.org/backt...acktrack-5-r3/

    Also try this:
    rmmod ath9k
    modprobe ath9k nohwcrypt=1

    Try to connect...

    Luck
    Last edited by maverik35; 12-01-2012 at 12:32 PM.

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    Default Re: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Adapter Problems Using Backtrack 5 R2

    Quote Originally Posted by maverik35 View Post
    Wep? wpa-wpa2? Have you tried WPA-WPA2? Only WEP doesn't work? Both encryption don't work?

    Need more info..Certainly WEp has issues on ath9k module sometimes even upgrading compat-wireless.

    You might want to upgrade to BT5r3 : ----> http://www.backtrack-linux.org/backt...acktrack-5-r3/

    Also try this:
    rmmod ath9k
    modprobe ath9k nohwcrypt=1

    Try to connect...

    Luck
    Hey Maverik, Thanks for your help! This worked out just great, turns out It was the virtual machine, anyway I now have Backtrack 5 R2 (Gnome) installed on a live USB and everything works just fine, except that when I boot it and type in Startx, a black screen appears, I have read lots and lots of guides and tutorials on this and they have said that I should type i915.modeset=1 in the GRUB, I do, however the blackscreen still appears. Any suggestions?

    Btw, I installed Ubuntu 12.10 but I feel that backtrack boots on it's own, does Ubuntu have anything to do with it? Cause I'm dual booting win7 and Ubuntu. With backtrack live USB when I need it..
    Thanks a lot !

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    Default Re: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Adapter Problems Using Backtrack 5 R2

    Try these commands.

    This command will tell you the interface.
    iwconfig

    This command will tell you if your wireless is turned off.
    dmesg|tail -20

    This command will tell you if the wireless is being blocked.
    rfkill -list

    Once you let me know the error, I can help you out from there. Also you can search for me on YouTube, I am curemymind.
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    Default Re: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Adapter Problems Using Backtrack 5 R2

    Thanks maan! My only problem right now is doing Startx without the blackscreen :S I have tried the i918.modeset=1 and it didnt solve anything :S
    PS: I'm booting BT5R2 from USB

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    Default Re: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Adapter Problems Using Backtrack 5 R2

    Quote Originally Posted by fightclub View Post
    Try these commands.

    This command will tell you the interface.
    iwconfig

    This command will tell you if your wireless is turned off.
    dmesg|tail -20

    This command will tell you if the wireless is being blocked.
    rfkill -list

    Once you let me know the error, I can help you out from there. Also you can search for me on YouTube, I am curemymind.
    root@bt:~# dmesg|tail -20
    [ 19.732518] udev: starting version 151
    [ 20.316584] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
    [ 20.472953] piix4_smbus 0000:00:07.3: Host SMBus controller not enabled!
    [ 20.533921] shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
    [ 20.911135] parport_pc 00:09: reported by Plug and Play ACPI
    [ 20.911511] parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    [ 21.022448] lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
    [ 21.349103] input: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input4
    [ 22.469380] e1000: eth0 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: None
    [ 22.625730] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
    [ 22.805475] snd_ens1371 0000:02:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
    [ 33.024638] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
    [ 1361.060756] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
    [ 1361.187362] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
    [ 1361.187373] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
    [ 1361.187382] cfg80211: (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 1361.187389] cfg80211: (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 1361.187396] cfg80211: (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 1361.187402] cfg80211: (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 1361.187408] cfg80211: (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)


    oot@bt:~# rfkill -list
    Usage: rfkill [options] command
    Options:
    --version show version (0.4)
    Commands:
    help
    event
    list [IDENTIFIER]
    block IDENTIFIER
    unblock IDENTIFIER
    where IDENTIFIER is the index no. of an rfkill switch or one of:
    <idx> all wifi wlan bluetooth uwb ultrawideband wimax wwan gps fm
    root@bt:~#

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    Default Re: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Adapter Problems Using Backtrack 5 R2

    It is a video issue..But why using intel kms driver (i915)..Do you have an intel graphics card?

    Post output of:
    lspci | grep -i vga (at the beggining of output there is this PCI ID : xx:xx.x)
    lspci -vvs xx:xx.x

    Let's see what type of card you have and the driver used...

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    Default Re: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Adapter Problems Using Backtrack 5 R2

    same problem here I can not connect with my wifi card ATHEROS AR9285
    I did install compat wireless 3.5.1 I read in another thread, but in WICD it says : no wireless network found

    iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID: off/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thr off Fragment thr : off
    Encryption key : off
    Power Management: on

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    airmon-ng


    Interface Chipset Driver

    wlan0 Atheros AR9285 ath9k - [phy0]

    any help is welcome

    SOLUTION FROM MAVERICK35 FOUND IN ANOTHER THREAD :



    Wep? wpa-wpa2? Have you tried WPA-WPA2? Only WEP doesn't work? Both encryption don't work?

    Need more info..Certainly WEp has issues on ath9k module sometimes even upgrading compat-wireless.

    You might want to upgrade to BT5r3 : ----> http://www.backtrack-linux.org/backt...acktrack-5-r3/

    Also try this:
    rmmod ath9k
    modprobe ath9k nohwcrypt=1

    Try to connect...

    Luck

    Last edited by maverik35; 12-01-2012 at 12:32 PM.
    Last edited by kamiz9999; 04-22-2013 at 11:37 PM. Reason: solution

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    Default Re: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Adapter Problems Using Backtrack 5 R2

    post output of : lspci -v

    Look for the wifi device and see what module was loaded by kernel.

    Also check the module: lsmod | grep -i ath --------> and see if it was loaded. It should show the ath9k.

    Luck.

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