So you are new to BackTrack and your wireless doesn't work out of the box?

No problem!

There are several ways to solve this problem and I'll show you two ways!

All this ways requires that you have a ethernet connection ( a wired connection ).

BEFORE YOU TRY THESE, MAKE SURE YOU'VE RAN APT-GET INSTALL UPGRADE & APT-GET INSTALL UPDATE BEFORE IF YOU ARE RUNNING BACKTRACK 4 FINAL - IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO UPGRADE.

Using jockey-gtk
This is the most simple one.

Log into BackTrack as root and run these commands:

Code:
/etc/init.d/networking start
apt-get install jockey-gtk
jockey-gtk
Then follow the instructions on the program that starts.



Downloading drivers manually
Go to: Broadcom.com - 802.11 Linux STA driver
And download the tarball for your system (32 or 64).

Run the following in the terminal:

Code:
/etc/init.d/networking start
tar xzf nameoffile.tar.gz
cd thefolderyouget
make clean
make
Now let's check if you have any conflicting drivers (you shouldn't, they doesn't come with BT.)

Code:
lsmod  | grep "b43\|ssb\|wl"
If any of these are installed, remove them:
rmmod b43
rmmod ssb
rmmod wl

Then let's insmod the driver:


Code:
modprobe lib80211
insmod wl.ko
Congratulations! You are up and running!


Note: You maybe have to start network through the KDE "start menu" before you get the WICD manager up, then you should see networks.

If you can't connect to a wireless network, try changing WPA supplicant driver.


Out, stormeye.