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    Default [Solved] Problem installing Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 wireless card driver

    Hello everyone. I am stuggling for three days with installing the drivers for my Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 wireless onboard card. Because the drivers for this card are not included with BackTrack (I have installed BackTrack 5 R3 persistent on a usb and am running GNOME and 64 bits), I have downloaded them from where intels site sen me: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlwifi

    The packet I downloaded was iwlwifi-6000g2b-ucode-18.168.6.1.tgz. I unpacked the file using
    Code:
    tar -xvzf iwlwifi-6000g2b-ucode-18.168.6.1.tgz
    Next I followed the instuctions I found here: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ad.php?t=31408
    So I opened the new folder and copied the .ucode file to the /lib/filmware folder
    Code:
    cd iwlwifi-6000g2b-ucode-18.168.6.1
    cp iwlwifi-6000g2b-6.ucode /lib/filmware
    Now when I try to activate it this happends: ifconfig wlan0 up
    Code:
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132
    After that still nothing works. I still can not find any networks in Wicd. I left everything at the default setting after installation of BackTrack. Wired internet works fine BTW.
    I have also read that I should check that the button combination to turn the antenna on or off is activated, but when I press the combination (Fn + F11) nothing happends. The wireless antenna light stays off.

    This is what I got after I "installed" the driver:

    ifconfig
    Code:
    Eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:22:33:44:55        # My normal MAC, but I thought it might be smarter to not put that here
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
              Interrupt:43 Base adress:0xa000
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:573 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:573 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
              RX bytes:51217 (51.2 KB)  TX bytes:51217 (51.2 KB)
    iwconfig
    Code:
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11abgn  ESSID:off/any
              Mode:Managed  Acces Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=off
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    If someone could help me, that would be wonderful! Cause I suppose there is no 'apt-get install ***' that does the magic for me
    Last edited by gamemaster676; 02-27-2013 at 02:33 PM. Reason: Solved

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    Default Re: Problem installing Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 wireless card driver

    Hi,
    Please in a console type, "rfkill list" and let us know the output.
    I am assuming there is a block, probably a soft block. If true, then go ahead and type this command, "rfkill unblock all" then try "ifconfig wlan0 up".. Hopefully that will fix your problem. If it does work, then I think a simple startup script will make this a permanent solution. Let us know

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    Default Re: Problem installing Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 wireless card driver

    I found the solution two days ago, but unfortunately I had to wait before my topic was approved before I could say that.

    For people who have the same problem: Apparently I disabled my wifi antenna the last time in windows with the hotkeys, and I could not enable it while in BackTrack. But when I enabled my antenna in windows and then rebooted to BackTrack, it just worked with the driver I had downloaded and installed.

    So I'm sorry to bother you with my problem, as I could not take it down before it was approved. But many thanks for the answer anyway

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