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Old 03-31-2010, 04:54 AM   #1
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wireless in backtrack 4


Hey guys, ive just dual booted my machine with backtrack 4, and im having trouble connecting to the wireless. I'm pretty sure i need the driver. First time using linux so im completely lost on the subject
 
Old 03-31-2010, 02:39 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Backtrack 4 is mostly Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid.

You can also use Google for answers, when you know
which wireless chip / card, you are using :

The command : lspci -vnn | grep -iA 1 net
... will show that. And please tell the result.

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Old 04-03-2010, 12:36 AM   #3
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Ok, the command outputted the following:

02:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2860
Subsystem: RaLink Device 2790
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
Region 0: Memory at f6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/5 Enable-
Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000
Capabilities: [70] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <128ns, L1 <2us
ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset-
DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
DevSta: CorrErr+ UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr- TransPend-
LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <512ns, L1 <64us
ClockPM+ Suprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
LnkCtl: ASPM Disabled; RCB 128 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
ExtSynch- ClockPM+ AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Kernel driver in use: rt2860
Kernel modules: rt2860sta

I managed to find the driver at: http://driverscollection.com/?H=RT28...alink&SS=Linux

however, i am now at a loss as to installing it. Is there a graphical interface or must it be done via terminal?
 
Old 04-03-2010, 12:36 PM   #4
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Kernel driver in use: rt2860
Kernel modules: rt2860sta
Means : A driver is present, and is used.

I guess, you can find a network setup tool
for wireless in the Menu.
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:33 AM   #5
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Ok, wicd network manager is the only network setup tool i could find, and it still wont pick up any networks. Any ideas?
 
Old 04-06-2010, 06:25 AM   #6
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Well, I guess you will have to use Google

with the keywords : .. RaLink RT2860 ubuntu 8.10 ..

? .. RaLink Device 2790 ubuntu 8.10 .. ??

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