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    Unhappy help!wireless not working on bakctrack!!!!!!

    hi
    i have compaq presario v4118AP, it has an inbuilt 'Broadcom 802.1b/g WLAN' mini pci wireless card.
    now this is not detected in backtrack i have done a lot of googling but in wain. i have been to the 'my slaxs' website. have seen irongeeks tutorial on how to inject modules... but the problem is==== i just dont know which driver to use.......and i have read the faqs on remoteexploit.
    i contacted the online technician on the HP website and he/she said the HP has not released drivers for linux operating systems
    i really need help here

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    the online technician just told me that the wireless card is made on 'BRCM1005-H' chip.... does that help?

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    Chances are backtrack doesnt support your wireless cards chip set, you may need to end up getting a pcmcia card that has a prism or orinoco (lucent) chipset. Theres a few other chip sets that work without having to use driver wrappers. But if your planning on using wireless with a linux distro your going to have to research what chipsets will work with the distro that your planning on using.

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    oh man does that mean my laptop is a waste ???
    cant anything be done.??
    i am a newbie and not that keen on buying a new card as my budget is limited

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    Coincidently, I have been working at the same thing for a bit today. Not licked yet (linux noob ) but I have stumbled on a few things that might help.

    When it comes to wireless and backtrack, you are far better to buy something that has been tested rather than trying to make it work. Here is a list of tested cards :

    http://forums.remote-exploit.org/arc...php/t-119.html

    But you already know that. Instead, you can try these workarounds :

    Open source - http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...index.php/List

    Commercial (30 day trial, abt $ 20 US) - http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/


    Good luck.
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