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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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- 08-18-2008 #1
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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
eth0 no wireless
eth1 no wireless
- 08-19-2008 #2
And if you try to connect manually?
ifconfig # to see if the interface is up
ifconfig wlan0 up # wake up wireless cardCode:
iwlist scan # to see if your card detects AP'sCode:
iwconfig wlan0 essid YOUR_ESSIDCode:
dhcpcd wlan0 # request connectionCode:
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.Can't tell an OS by it's GUI