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Old 08-03-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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Question wifi card / wifi adapter error


hey guys!
I am a bit of a newb to this so go easy on me lol :S . ok so i have backtrack 5 installed on a usb and works great when i boot it using unetbootin or on start up. the thing is, my wireless card is a rtl8187 ? it says in the forums that this card should be working but it isnt in my case. i was wondering if this is fixable or do i need to buy a usb wifi adapter? Also one other thing is that i have a wireless adapter that i know is compatible for backtrack 5. but every time i try to use it it comes up with an error saying "error no such file or directory"? i have downloaded the zd1211-firmware-1.4.tar update but am completely stuck on how to install it ? i am using a usb and cannot access my actual pc when using backtrack as i boot it from usb.
thank you for taking your time to look at my question and any information would be appreciated !
thanks guys : P
 
Old 08-04-2011, 04:24 PM   #2
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Did you try with ndiswrapper ?
 
Old 08-04-2011, 06:32 PM   #3
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Question one: If you are new to Linux, why are you using Backtrack at all? It is not intended as beginner-friendly distribution, it is intended for penetration testing (and often abused to illegally break into other networks, you won't do that, or?). Go for simplyMepis, Mint or PCLinuxOS if you want a beginner-friendly distribution.

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it says in the forums that this card should be working but it isnt in my case.
Please be more specific, what actually is not working, which error messages do you get?

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every time i try to use it it comes up with an error saying "error no such file or directory"?
Mostly, error messages are somewhat useless (especially such generic ones) without knowing which command you launched that brings up that message.

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i am using a usb and cannot access my actual pc when using backtrack as i boot it from usb.

What do you mean with that?
 
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