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    rOadToIS
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    Default Unable to connect to the wireless network

    I am using Backtrack3 on my laptop and cannot connect to the wireless network. I tried using wireless assistant, but it kept issuing an error message: "connection failed." Its signal is pretty good, and I can connect to this network without any problems in Windows environment...
    So how can I fix this problem? I've already tried Virjacode's method...

    P.S. I had also made sure that the interface was up.

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    Senior Member orange's Avatar
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    In order to help you we need a lot more information.

    - your wireless chipset
    - encryption used
    - Virjacode's method? Could you link to that particular method please?

    Thanks,
    orange

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    rOadToIS
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    I apologize for the lack of information. Here is the info you requested.

    - My wireless chipset: Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
    - encryption used: none/the network is unsecured
    - Virjacode's method? Could you link to that particular method please? virjacode.com/tutorials/linux_inet_connect.html

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    Unfortunately I have no experience with the support of Broadcom chipsets in BT3 but I'm pretty sure another community member has and is able to help you with the provided information.

    Sorry,
    orange

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    May be this one can help.
    If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough -- Albert Einstein

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    rOadToIS
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    I'm not sure if it's the chipset issue because I can connect to other wireless networks without any problems. I cannot connect to this particular wifi network. It has a low signal, but I can still connect to it in the Windows environment... just not in BT3

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    it didn't work...

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    Default hey try

    i had the same problem with a broadcom chipset.

    1. go to wireless assistant (K - internet - wireless assistant.
    2. in "OPTIONS" increase timeout from 15 sec to 30 or more.
    3. scan for AP's and try to connect again.

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    it still didn't work...it gives me the same message:"connection failed"

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    What happens if you use the command line to make the connection? Wireless assistant is pretty damn spotty in working.

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