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    Question BT3 - my wireless card isn't found

    I have installed (real) BT3 beta to HDD, but it doesn't think I have any wireless devices :-(

    I have a Dell M65 laptop with Intel 3945ABG wireless card.

    I have tried running /usr/bin/ipw3945.sh and /usr/bin/ipw3945i.sh but they both give the following errors:

    [*] RemovingIPW3945 drivers
    ERROR: Module ipraw does not exist in /proc/modules
    ERROR: Module iwl3945 does not exist in /proc/modules
    ERROR: Module mac80211 does not exist in /proc/modules
    [*] Reinserting IPW3945 drivers (normal mode)
    /usr/bin/ipw3945.sh: line 7: modprobe: command not found


    If I then try to run modprobe manually, I get:

    # modprobe ipraw
    FATAL: Module ipraw not found.
    # modprobe iwl3945
    FATAL: Module iwl3945 not found.


    Please help!

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    Backtrack3 uses the illwifi drivers which are located in the /usr/src/drivers directory

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    Quote Originally Posted by pureh@te View Post
    Backtrack3 uses the illwifi drivers which are located in the /usr/src/drivers directory
    I have /usr/src/drivers/iwlwifi-1.0.0/
    which I built, but I still have no wireless devices :-(

    The INSTALL file in this directory tells me to install the microcode file into /lib/firmware (it's already there), but I don't have a /etc/hotplug directory and therefore no firmware.agent file!

    Is this needed ?
    I'm at a loss as to what else to try. My BT2 install worked fine without me having to build or configure anything!

    I found the following line in dmesg:

    iwl3945: version magic '2.6.21.5 SMP mod_unload 486 ' should be '2.6.21.5-smp SMP mod_unload 686 '

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