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    Do you have a physical switch for the wireless that might have turned it off? Do you have a keyboard switch that toggles the wireless?

    What is the output of
    Code:
    cat /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill*/state

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    the output to that is just:
    1

    Thats all.

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    That's the correct output. 1 = the card is on, 0 = off. I'm running out of ideas.

    Hmm, looking back, you listed ifconfig, but that wouldn't show the wireless card with the -a flag. What does
    Code:
    iwconfig
    show?

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    I need to take my usb in and out for 10 minutes just for BackTrack to read it so copying these codes onto it takes a while. Is there anything i can do to make it automatically read the USB? Edit: NVM i got the USB to work.

    Anyways, here's the output.

    root@bt:~# iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:""
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Tx-Power=0 dBm
    Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:off
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

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    Maybe i don't have the drivers. I downloaded the u-code drivers for my wifi card, but i dont know how to install them.

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    And does (as root)
    Code:
    iwlist wlan0 scan
    show any wireless networks?

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    Nope.
    Interface doesn't support scanning: Network is down.

    Thats what it says.

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    Just out of curiosity, what about
    Code:
    iwconfig wmaster0 scan
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    iwconfig: unknown command "scan"

    That's what it says.

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    Pretty sure that should still be
    Code:
    iwlist wmaster0 scan
    Does (as root)
    Code:
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    return an error?

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