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Thread: Backtrack 5 r3- wireless card not detected, need guides on installing wireless driver

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    Unhappy Backtrack 5 r3- wireless card not detected, need guides on installing wireless driver

    First, here's some details. I'm using a liveDVD to boot into Backtrack 5. My laptop model is Acer Aspire E1-522.
    My wireless card is Atheros Communications Inc. Device 0036 (rev 01) via lspci.

    The output for iwconfig is
    • lo no wireless extensions

      eth0 no wireless extensions



    I think the problem is that there is no wireless driver installed on BT5, but there is no linux drivers available for the card. So I need help getting the correct drivers installed.
    I figure that drivers cant be installed on DVD so I'll gladly install Backtrack 5 on HDD if needed.


    I have a hunch that I'll probably have to buy a external USB wifi adapter but which model works best?


    Also should I use Kali Linux instead? Will my wireless card be supported on Kail Linux (will there be the drivers I need on it?) ?
    Last edited by johnsontsk; January 17th, 2014 at 06:51 PM.

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    Re: Backtrack 5 r3- wireless card not detected, need guides on installing wireless dr

    Backtrack is no longer under development. Its developers are now producing Kali Linux.

    You would probably get better advice a forums.kali.org
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