Try connecting manually.
Hello everyone i just wanna say im new to back track not linux i have fedora 14 on my desktop and i had ubuntu and vista on laptop. I just recently took ubuntu off and installed back track 4 i am having problems connecting to my wireless network everything works all my mon and it picks up all the networks in the area but when i try to connect to my unsecured network it gets to obtaining ip address hangs and then says couldnt connect. i have a ath5 driver and a atheros chipset its a ar5001 i cant seem to figure it out if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated Thanks.
I tried a few commands and nothing what is the best way to connect through my command line i found a few methods in the forums none were successful if anyone has the time to maybe walk me through that would be great. I understand that people like to flame people new to backtrack but we all gotta start somewhere.
Thanks The F.N.G
Yes we do have to start somewhere. That is why we have created guides in the how-to section of the forum as well as a wiki on this site that will walk you through this.
Further we do not really advocate people that are new to linux to start using BT as their platform.
This topic is widely covered, I would advise you to look again.
Definitely do some reading!
Anyway to manually connect I like to use
EDIT: Missed that bit about unsecured. I read too quickly sometimes....Code:root@bt:~# wpa_passphrase linksys mywirelesspassword > /etc/wpa_suppicant/wpa.conf root@bt:~# wpa_suppicant -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa.conf -i wlan0 & root@bt:~# dhclient wlan0
Anyway unsecured should just use some iwconfig work. Obviously use your own settings.
Also, if essid has spaces, make sure to put quotation marks around the essidCode:root@bt:~# iwconfig wlan0 essid mynetworkname root@bt:~# iwconfig wlan0 channel 11 root@bt:~# iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed root@bt:~# dhclient wlan0
Last edited by iproute; 12-10-2010 at 04:06 PM.