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    Default Starting and wireless adapter

    Hello, when I start my BackTrack 4 from USB I cannot get my wireless adapter started.

    When I write airmon-ng I got nothing.

    and when I press button on laptop to activate wireless adapter, nothing happens? How can I start it?

    Thanks

    Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN

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    You aren't giving enough clues. Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN isn't useful enough. Where is your lspci output?

    Chances are you may have broadcrap, if you do, don't hold your breath because broadcom is useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sn1p3r View Post
    Hello, when I start my BackTrack 4 from USB I cannot get my wireless adapter started.
    When I write airmon-ng I got nothing.
    and when I press button on laptop to activate wireless adapter, nothing happens? How can I start it?
    Thanks
    Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN
    Your inability to get your hardware to work does not mean it is NON working.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
    ForumRules
    ForumFAQ
    If you are new to Back|Track
    Back|Track Wiki
    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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    =D very funny new users first and last question is always

    non working wlan adapter ;D

    please use google + search function
    www.myownremote.blogspot.com

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    I have pretty much the same problem and I dont get anything at google or at this forum. Just say how the problem is resolved please, instead of calling us newbies.

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    As you said 'please', I'll do my best to be nice here.


    iwconfig (note your wireless interface name)

    ifconfig interface_name up

    /etc/init.d/wicd start

    Menu - Internet - launch Wicd (and configure it)


    However, once you get connected please search for a basic linux tutorial. It is fair, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blakhat View Post
    I have pretty much the same problem and I dont get anything at google or at this forum. Just say how the problem is resolved please, instead of calling us newbies.
    This is a linux 101 question. It's not a backtrack issue. You're using a broadcrap card, which has minimal linux support, and when they do have support, it could change next week. As for the newbies comment, backtrack really isn't set up for a beginning linux user. We're not here to figure out how to make your hardware work.

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