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I am trying to connect to the internet using Backtrack 3. My wireless adapter (WMP54G Linksys, Ralink chipset) is detected, but I cannot find any APs nearby. I used KWiFiManager, ...
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    Connecting Backtrack to the internet


    I am trying to connect to the internet using Backtrack 3. My wireless adapter (WMP54G Linksys, Ralink chipset) is detected, but I cannot find any APs nearby. I used KWiFiManager, but I cannot find any wireless routers. I tried it with Ubuntu, and can successfully connect to my router.

    iwconfig (sorry I cannot copy the output because I can't save anything to my USB drive on Backtrack):

    lo no wireless

    wlan0 RT61

    eth0 no wireless
    eth1 no wireless

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    And if you try to connect manually?

    Code:
    ifconfig   # to see if the interface is up
    If not up:
    Code:
    ifconfig wlan0 up   # wake up wireless card
    Code:
    iwlist scan   # to see if your card detects AP's
    Code:
    iwconfig wlan0 essid YOUR_ESSID
    Code:
    dhcpcd wlan0   # request connection
    Code:
    ifconfig   # see the results
    --
    If you use encryption (as you should ) turn that off for now. Once the wireless card works over an unencrypted channel, you can turn it on again.
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