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    Default Using Wireless on Bactrack 5 r3

    Just installed Backtrack 5r3 to the harddrive of a Samsung NP520U4C-A01UB, with an Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 wireless card, but I can't seem to get it working. After iwconfig, I get the following:

    lo             no wireless extensions
    wlan0       IEEE 802.11ABGN ESSID:off/any
                   Mode:Managed Access Point: Not -Associated Tx-Power0 dBM
                   Retry  long limit:7 RTS thr:off  Fragment thr:off
                   Encryption key:off
                   Power Management:off
    eth0         no wireless extensions
    In the Wicd Network Manager, the network tab displays "No wireless networks found." Under the preferences tab, in the general settings tab, the wireless interface is listed as wlan0.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Very good friend of the forum maverik35's Avatar
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    Didi you started networking services?.../etc/init.d/wicd start

    Then try to asociate to an AP or Router..

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    Default Re: Using Wireless on Bactrack 5 r3

    I am afriad that that card doesn't work. Tell intel to fix their drivers for linux. You can find what seems to be a page of theirs here.

    NOTE: Links for that site don't work :|....

    You might want to either buy a USB wifi card Like usb alfa, usb gsky, etc... I believe you have a mini pci express slot that I am sure you can change out to another card to Atheros AR5B95 AR9285 Half mini pci. Which you can just ebay, I have seen them around for 5 dollars. When you search in ebay just type it in like this "Atheros Half mini pci wifi" without the quotes. Just search for the drivers before you buy, but I have yet to see atheros wifi have any problems with linux.

    Hope that helps...
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    Default Re: Using Wireless on Bactrack 5 r3

    Your card is supported using the linux free drivers, download the iwlwifi from here:

    The driver is firmware-iwlwifi_0.36_all.deb just install it, it is a firmware. Read here: at the "wheezy" section, with kernels 3.2.0 and avobe (the case of BT5r3), the list, your chipset is there..

    The propietary drivers might not work. Always try to use first the free drivers then if they do not work use the propietary ones.


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