Actually this is kind of weird but I tried running backtrack r3 and Ubuntu 12.04 live on my laptop but both the times I was not able to switch on my Wireless using the toggle switch, in fact normally in windows it turns on a led on my laptop when wireless is on. But in ubuntu and backtrack this led never glows.
I tried running rfkill list
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
But still It is not able to detect my home network and not even the led glows.
Details about the wireless card.
# lshw -C network *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: Broadcom Corporation vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 version: 01 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:f1900000-f1907fff # iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. usb0 no wireless extensions.
Please help Thanks