Hi all this is my first video tutorial and I hope it helps clear up problems with connecting to the internet the set up is as follows:

Win 7 machine hosting backtrack 4 final in vmware 7+ with bridged networking and also usb alpha 1w adapter both scenarios are explained, I have submitted this as it took me a while to understand as being a w..doze user at first I didnt know much abt linux and commands etc and just wanted to get to the good bits right away...didnt work out. Thanks to the guys here I have learnt a hell of a lot and its alll goood now .So thanks guys pureh@te and Archangel sarcastic although correct most of the time. Must advise search the forums and read, read, read...

Here is the link hope it helps. Basic backtrack networking tutorial vmware