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Hi! Please help me ... I have an Auditor Linux LiveCD and Backtrack 4 LiveCD. My laptop has Atheros AR928X Wireless card and it is not supported by this linux ...
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    Problem with Atheros AR928X card!


    Hi! Please help me ... I have an Auditor Linux LiveCD and Backtrack 4 LiveCD. My laptop has Atheros AR928X Wireless card and it is not supported by this linux distrubutions. It says "No wireless card found". Is there any way to install drivers for my wi-fi card when I already boot in Auditor or Backtrack? I have two OS on my computer and I don't want to add one more. Here are the informations gathered by the Bash script WirelessSetup on BackTrack 3:

    ============ lspci ============

    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 2 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 3 Device 3: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
    Bus 3 Device 2: ID 04d9:1603 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc.
    Bus 3 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 1 Device 6: ID 054c:0243 Sony Corp. MicroVault Flash Drive
    Bus 1 Device 5: ID 0bda:0116 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Bus 1 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 1 Device 4: ID 04f2:b012 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd

    ============ lsmod ============
    Module Size Used by
    snd_seq_dummy 6660 0
    snd_seq_oss 32768 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 10112 1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq 49872 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_seq_device 10508 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    snd_pcm_oss 42656 0
    snd_mixer_oss 17920 2 snd_pcm_oss
    pcmcia 35244 0
    pcmcia_core 36628 1 pcmcia
    capability 7304 0
    commoncap 9344 1 capability
    fuse 41876 4
    lp 13864 0
    parport_pc 27940 0
    parport 34888 2 lp,parport_pc
    pcspkr 6400 0
    psmouse 38792 0
    snd_hda_intel 20248 1
    snd_hda_codec 211712 1 snd_hda_intel
    sis_agp 10116 0
    snd_pcm 71428 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    sis190 20740 0
    agpgart 31304 1 sis_agp
    snd_timer 22276 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    mii 8704 1 sis190
    sg 30364 0
    evdev 12032 7
    snd 46692 9 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd _mixer_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm,snd _timer
    serio_raw 9220 0
    soundcore 9824 2 snd
    ata_generic 9220 0
    snd_page_alloc 11400 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    shpchp 33300 0
    aufs 106372 1
    squashfs 48388 11
    sqlzma 6916 1 squashfs
    unlzma 8576 1 sqlzma

    ============ dmesg-firmware ============

    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.21.5

    ============ ifconfig ============
    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)


    ============ iwconfig ============

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    Please don't double post.

    Read the wireless setup sticky and post the requested info.

    I'm not very familiar with Backtrack, but in general, you should be able to install the correct driver if it is not installed. However, running from a live CD, anything you install will not be persistent across reboots, so you would need to install it each time. It is most likely possible to create a persistent USB install that will maintain changes across reboots, but again, I don't know how to with Backtrack.

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