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    Question Need alittle help with the internetz

    Hi, so im new to Backtrack. Kinda new to linux. I have a good understanding of computers. So heres my problem

    I am trying to get bt4 onto the wireless internet, firslt the internet is public wifi that requires a login, im not sure if thats a problem here.

    But heres what I did
    Ran startx
    Opened up konsole and ran sudo ifconfig wlan0 up,
    sudo ifconfig eth0 up
    Then sudo ifconfig wlan0 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
    Ping 192.168.1.1

    I can ping that IP, but thats it (other than 127.0.0.1) I cannot connect to the internet for apt-get or just the intenet in general.

    Is there a way to bring up a wireless connection manager that shows all the wireless networks like in windows or am I missing a few steps alltogether.

    Thanks for your time helping me with my noobish stuff.

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    Use the search function its been asked lots of times already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsions View Post
    Hi, so im new to Backtrack. Kinda new to linux. I have a good understanding of computers. So heres my problem

    I am trying to get bt4 onto the wireless internet, firslt the internet is public wifi that requires a login, im not sure if thats a problem here.

    But heres what I did
    Ran startx
    Opened up konsole and ran sudo ifconfig wlan0 up,
    sudo ifconfig eth0 up
    Then sudo ifconfig wlan0 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
    Ping 192.168.1.1

    I can ping that IP, but thats it (other than 127.0.0.1) I cannot connect to the internet for apt-get or just the intenet in general.

    Is there a way to bring up a wireless connection manager that shows all the wireless networks like in windows or am I missing a few steps alltogether.

    Thanks for your time helping me with my noobish stuff.
    If it's public Wifi, are you sure that 192.168.1.1 is an allowed address on the network?
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    I figured it out, turns out that netowork is not enabled by default lol.

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    You should try to get a dhcp address instead of setting a static IP.

    Why do you want to use BT at all?
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