I can't get my wireless card to be used/assigned under backtrack4. I know it works I've used it on other backtrack installs.

Everything seems to point to backtrack recognizing/seeing it, but it's not recognizing the eth1/wlan0/ath0 interface when I try to set it up.

ThoughtS?


root@bt:/usr/local/src/compat-wireless-2.6.38-rc4-1# lshw -C network
 *-network:0
      description: Ethernet interface
      product: 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Mobile)
      vendor: Intel Corporation
      physical id: 1
      bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
      logical name: eth0
      version: 03
      serial: 00:0d:60:b0:c0:ba
      size: 100MB/s
      capacity: 1GB/s
      width: 32 bits
      clock: 66MHz
      capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp
10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
      configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000
driverversion=7.3.21-k6-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=10.0.2.4
latency=64 link=yes mingnt=255 module=e1000 multicast=yes port=twisted
pair speed=100MB/s
 *-network:1 UNCLAIMED
      description: Network controller
      product: PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter
      vendor: Intel Corporation
      physical id: 2
      bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
      version: 04
      width: 32 bits
      clock: 33MHz
      capabilities: pm cap_list
      configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=34 mingnt=2

root@bt:/usr/local/src/compat-wireless-2.6.38-rc4-1# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O
Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP
Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M)
USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface
Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE
Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250
[Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 02)
02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4520 PC card Cardbus
Controller (rev 01)
02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4520 PC card Cardbus
Controller (rev 01)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82540EP Gigabit
Ethernet Controller (Mobile) (rev 03)
02:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B
Mini PCI Adapter (rev 04)

root@bt:/usr/local/src/compat-wireless-2.6.38-rc4-1# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

irda0     no wireless extensions.

root@bt:/usr/local/src/compat-wireless-2.6.38-rc4-1# ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0d:60:b0:c0:ba
         inet addr:10.0.2.4  Bcast:10.0.3.255  Mask:255.255.252.0
         inet6 addr: fe80::20d:60ff:feb0:c0ba/64 Scope:Link
         UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
         RX packets:5388 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:4639 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
         RX bytes:5188403 (5.1 MB)  TX bytes:983799 (983.7 KB)

irda0     Link encap:IrLAP  HWaddr 00:00:00:00
         NOARP  MTU:2048  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:8
         RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
         inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
         inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
         UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
         RX packets:58 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:58 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
         RX bytes:2900 (2.9 KB)  TX bytes:2900 (2.9 KB)

UPDATE:

Found the following code in dmesg. It appears that the firmware module isn't being loaded.


root@bt:~# dmesg 2>&1 | grep ipw
libipw: 802.11 data/management/control stack, git-1.1.13
libipw: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <jketreno@<a href="http://linux.intel.com">linux.intel.com>
ipw2100: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Driver, git-1.2.2
ipw2100: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
ipw2100 0000:02:02.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ipw2100: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection
ipw2100: eth1: Firmware 'ipw2100-1.3.fw' not available or load failed.
ipw2100: eth1: ipw2100_get_firmware failed: -2
ipw2100: eth1: Failed to power on the adapter.
ipw2100: eth1: Failed to start the firmware.
ipw2100Error calling register_netdev.
ipw2100 0000:02:02.0: PCI INT A disabled
ipw2100: probe of 0000:02:02.0 failed with error -5

asked 19 Apr '11, 02:10

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edited 19 Apr '11, 02:12




UPDATE:


root@bt:~# locate ipw2100-1.3.fw
root@bt:~# cd /lib/firmware
root@bt:~# ll /lib/firmware | grep ipw
root@bt:~# cd /usr/local/src/
# Download ipw2100 frimware from http://ipw2100.sourceforge.net/firmware.php?fid=2 to /usr/local/src
root@bt:~# tar zxf ipw2100-fw-1.3.tgz
root@bt:~# cp ipw2100-*.fw /lib/firmware/
root@bt:~# modprobe ipw2100 ipw2200

# reboot the box.

root@bt:/usr/local/src# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

irda0     no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"My_ssid"  Nickname:"My_ssid"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:14:6C:D6:03:48
          Bit Rate=11 Mb/s   Tx-Power:16 dBm
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:XXXX-XXXX-XXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX   Security mode:open
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=99/100  Signal level=-46 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:60   Missed beacon:2

root@bt:/usr/local/src# /etc/init.d/networking restart
Reconfiguring network interfaces...There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.eth1.pid with pid 9228
killed old client process, removed PID file
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth1/00:0c:f1:60:78:78
Sending on   LPF/eth1/00:0c:f1:60:78:78
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPRELEASE on eth1 to 10.0.1.1 port 67
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth1/00:0c:f1:60:78:78
Sending on   LPF/eth1/00:0c:f1:60:78:78
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
DHCPOFFER of 10.0.2.8 from 10.0.1.1
DHCPREQUEST of 10.0.2.8 on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK of 10.0.2.8 from 10.0.1.1
bound to 10.0.2.8 -- renewal in 35581 seconds.
done.

root@bt:/usr/local/src# lshw -C network
  *-network:0 DISABLED
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Mobile)
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 1
       bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 03
       serial: 00:0d:60:b0:c0:ba
       capacity: 1GB/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000 driverversion=7.3.21-k6-NAPI firmware=N/A ip=10.0.2.5 latency=64 link=no mingnt=255 module=e1000 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
  *-network:1
       description: Wireless interface
       product: PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
       logical name: eth1
       version: 04
       serial: 00:0c:f1:60:78:78
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2100 driverversion=git-1.2.2 firmware=712.0.3:3:00000001 ip=10.0.2.8 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=34 mingnt=2 module=ipw2100 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11b
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edited 19 Apr '11, 02:27

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