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    Default Intel WiFi Link 5100

    Works well out of the box in BT4. Not detected by Network Manager though, so I'm just using the terminal to connect it to my network.

    Here's how I'm doing it (numbers with stars prefixing is for WPA/WPA2 only):

    *1. Create a conf file in /etc called wpa_supplicant.conf

    *2. Put the following in the conf file (making adjustments as necessary):
    Code:
    #
    ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
    
    eapol_version=1
    
    ap_scan=1
    
    fast_reauth=1
    
    network={
    ssid="YOUR SSID GOES HERE"
    psk="YOUR WPA PASSWORD GOES HERE"
    priority=5
    }
    #
    3. Bring the interface up - 'ifconfig wlan0 up'

    4. Scan for open access points (ensures the card is functioning) - 'iwlist wlan0 scan'

    5. Associate with AP - 'iwconfig wlan0 essid myssid' (replace myssid with your AP)

    6. Set the password for the AP (if there is one)
    If you have no encryption: Skip this step.
    If you have WEP encryption: 'iwconfig wlan0 key mykey' (replace mykey with your WEP key in hex)
    If you have WPA encryption: 'wpa_supplicant -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -B'

    7. Obtain an IP address: 'dhclient'

    You should be done. Network Manager won't recognize the connection but everything else seems to work fine.

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    Default try this

    If you run
    Code:
    /etc/init.d/NetworkManager start
    in a terminal then Network Manager will see everything. Network Manager (or networking) is turned off by default.

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    Duh..... once you start the network manager it works....BT4 so far so good...thanks much PunkRockk

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    Quote Originally Posted by punkrokk View Post
    If you run
    Code:
    /etc/init.d/NetworkManager start
    in a terminal then Network Manager will see everything. Network Manager (or networking) is turned off by default.
    Oh, I've always just done all of my network setup in any distro by hand.

    Never really used Network Manager, didn't know it was disabled from the get go.


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    I have the Intel wireless Wifi Links 5100 too but backtrack4 can't detect it, do i have to install some drivers? the ethernet already works but wirless...

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    You have to do "ifconfig wlan0 up" to set the wireless card up.
    Then it works.

    But does anyone know how to get injection working with this card ??

    Greetz

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    Is the Intel 5300 AGN driver the same as the 5100? If not where could I get the driver for my card.

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    Low on info!!!

    Some suggestions anyway:
    @AtomAS: if runing BT4 VM only usb wifi cards
    @Greval: there's a thread about that
    @t3h sab0teur: intel 5300 agn is supported in 2.6.27 (BT4 is 2.6.28.1)

    see this thread (can't post url's yet)
    showthread.php?t=20194
    SecurityTube has two new sections. Questions & News

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greval View Post
    You have to do "ifconfig wlan0 up" to set the wireless card up.
    Then it works.

    But does anyone know how to get injection working with this card ??

    Greetz
    Honestly, I haven't tried injection yet, that's the only thing I haven't tried, mind you.

    Not sure what you can do, I don't think any of the 49** and on series support injection yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t3h sab0teur View Post
    Is the Intel 5300 AGN driver the same as the 5100? If not where could I get the driver for my card.
    (Sorry for double post)

    Yes, both cards use a generic Intel-provided AGN driver built into the kernel. The 5300 should work fine.

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