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
    WLAN-adapters...
    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
    either!

    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
    support.
     
    dold, Jun 13, 2007
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