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Old 11-16-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
cgrande
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Question Configuring Dell 1490 Dual Band Mini-Card For Use With BackTrack 3


This is my first post, and I wasn't exactly sure where this thread belongs, but thanks for having a look.

I've downloaded the latest available version of bt3 (using the bt2 kernel) and created a live cd which I'm trying to use to familiarize myself with the Linux environment and some of the tools that come with the distro.

I can't seem to get my wireless card configured at all. I've been using the built in GUI tools found under [Internet] but they error out.

I'm not sure what other information would be useful on my end, but I'm perfectly comfortable using command line if that's simpler.

Again, I'm running a Dell 1490 Dual Band Mini-Card.


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Old 11-17-2008, 12:47 PM   #2
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From command line, as root, check output of lspci (or lsusb) and see if the hardware is being detected. This will be a long list, so you'll have to search for something that looks like your hardware.

Then lsmod will list the loaded modules - you can verify that the correct drivers are being loaded.

Then iwconfig will list the status of all detected wireless interfaces.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 12:47 PM   #3
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From command line, as root, check output of lspci (or lsusb) and see if the hardware is being detected. This will be a long list, so you'll have to search for something that looks like your hardware.

Then lsmod will list the loaded modules - you can verify that the correct drivers are being loaded.

Then iwconfig will list the status of all detected wireless interfaces.
 
Old 04-19-2009, 09:35 PM   #4
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I have a Dell 1490 dual band card and run BT3 final. The card is working fine for me. when i type "lspci -n| grep 14e4" it says 4312 (rev 01). The GUI tools don't seem to work so great but airodump-ng eth0 shows that the card is working and I am able to do everything that I have tried so far with aircrack, macchanger, modprobe etc.


Hope this helps you, the 1490 has been working fine for me.
 
  


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