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Old 03-12-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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How to configure wireless drivers on Sony VAIO with Backtrack?


Okay, so I just downloaded Backtrack 3 and LinuxConsole, and neither of them work in the way I want them to work.

1. Backtrack doesn't recognize my wireless or Ethernet things that are built in (like my wireless and my wired plug-in). Also, it doesn't recognize my USB mouse.
2. LinuxConsole doesn't recognize my USB mouse or my laptop track-pad.

Anyway, I took some info from here
http://answerpot.com/showthread.php?...rs+Backtrack+4
and some files from
http://wireless.kernel.org/download/...-wireless-2.6/
these
Code:
compat-wireless-2011-01-30-p.tar.bz2	
compat-wireless-2011-01-30-pc.tar.bz2
compat-wireless-2011-01-30.tar.bz2
(dates are approximate, but those three type of files, ask if needed for exact files)

Basically, I don't know what to do with these files, to get my WiFi working, or how to MAKEFILE them.

BTW, I'm trying to run these on my Sony VAIO VPCF1 Laptop, Core i5, Wireless Adapter: Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter.

PS. Ask for anything else possibly needed to help me.

Please focus on fixing the Wireless problem, I need to get my WiFi password back, so I'm gonna try to crack it, as I can't reset the router.

That's it.
Thanks!
 
Old 03-17-2011, 03:22 PM   #2
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I can't reset the router.
This would certainly be the simplest option. You can then reset the default to something less obvious.

But what is the problem with the wireless router that does not allow it to be reset ?

Is it your wireless router, or perhaps your neighbour's ?

If you don't know how to reset it, if you post the Manufacturer and model number, perhaps we can help you.

Best wishes.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 07:53 PM   #3
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No, it just is that I can't remember my ISP information (login, etc.). Anyway, Still wondering how to makefile and such the files, or what to do to enable wireless support for Backtrack 3 using my laptop.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 08:21 PM   #4
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Backtrack 3? There's your problem! That is OLD!

Get Backtrack 4 R2, your wireless will almost certainly work out of the box, it comes with the ath9k driver that you will need.

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Old 03-20-2011, 05:31 PM   #5
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Ack! 2gb!
sigh... I dled BT3 because it was small, so yeah guess that one of the problems.
Anyway, will update as soon as done downloading BT4R2
Thanks
 
Old 04-18-2011, 05:43 PM   #6
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http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...t-working.html
found this on the official backtrack site, specifically for my wireless a whole thread :P
BUT
does anyone know how to install the drivers without rebooting?
Also I downloaded BT4R2 but have yet to try it.

Last edited by xninja23; 04-19-2011 at 05:45 PM.
 
Old 04-20-2011, 04:08 AM   #7
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does anyone know how to install the drivers without rebooting?
You should be able to replace the shutdown step with "depmod -a" and then "modprobe ath9k".
 
  


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