WiFi on IBM T60 - Linux!

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by GandalfG, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. GandalfG

    GandalfG Guest

    Hey everyone...

    I'm NOT a Linux-freek, but I've just found BackTracker2, and I'm very
    interested in trying it.
    But when I start BackTracker2 up on CD, I don't seem to have any
    iwconfig says: "eth0: no wireless extensions"

    I would think, that somewhere in iwconfig, it should say somthing about
    wlan0 or ath0 instead???

    The WiFi-control-light (just below the screen on the laptop) isn't on

    I've checked the BIOS, and all network adaptors is enabled at startup.

    Can anyone tell me, what to do?????????????

    PS: BackTracker2 does support the IBM T60...
    GandalfG, Jun 11, 2007
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  2. GandalfG

    John Navas Guest

    [cross-posted to comp.sys.laptops.thinkpad]
    John Navas, Jun 13, 2007
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  3. GandalfG

    dold Guest

    Booted from CDROM might be quite different from the installed set.
    Or is this a "liveCD" bootable run environment? Maybe there are specific
    command line switches that you need.

    One of my non-thinkpad laptops identified my Prism WiFi as eth0, and my
    wired LAN as eth1. That worked okay with FC6 with no external drivers.
    Another laptop with an ar5-something DLink card identified ath0, but that
    was from an add-on driver, not a set from the RHEL install.

    My T60 has an AR-5211. You might wander over to MadWifi.org to look for
    dold, Jun 13, 2007
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