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Old 10-28-2011, 09:29 AM   #1
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backtrack 4 final live cd wont detect my wireless card


ok so i have use backtrack before on my dell at work. but a few days ago we got switched to toshiba lap tops.. the one i was given is a toshiba satellite c605-SP4162m that has a realtek intergrated wireless card wich the name of the card is "Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC" i am kinda poor right now so my landlord is letting use his wifi until i get on my feet again problem is he changed his pass and now he dont member it (pretty old guy) so he said if i could figure it out i could use it but i ran into this prob...this is the only computer i have and i have look everywere and have found no results.....a little help plz..

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i dont want to read and stupid sarcasm if im a noob and dont know anything ok..tnx
 
Old 10-28-2011, 10:19 AM   #2
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You can download the source code for the wireless adapter at this link

-->http://www.realtek.com/downloads/dow...oads=true#2292

Note, this is for
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for Kernel 2.6.37(and earlier)
if your kernel is newer, it probably will not work. Determine the level of kernel in a command shell with the command 'uname -a' ( without the quotes ).

This is source code, inside the .zip file you will find various files that tell you how to compile the driver for your system.

Note: I also found this link to the source file, not sure which one is best.

-->http://www.wireless-driver.com/realt...iver-software/

This one looks good, it also includes fireware, that is code the device needs to operate.

Just so you know, I don't have one of these devices, I just googled it.

Best of luck compiling the code.
 
Old 10-28-2011, 08:21 PM   #3
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tnx will take a look
 
Old 10-28-2011, 09:36 PM   #4
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well i downloaded the drive but i really have no clue on how to install it will running the live cd ...

what are the codes i have to use to install the driver ..
 
Old 10-29-2011, 01:27 PM   #5
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You have to compile the source code. There are instructions on the How To part in the file when you unpack it.

Source code is written in a high level language, it is not executable. Compiling the source produces the driver. You load that code with a command called 'modprobe'.

Have a look for the README files.
 
  


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