I followed the tut lupin gave with regards to creating a non root user in backtrack (like to mention great tut lupin!).
Now everything seems to be fine until i try to use the internet or anything other than LAN.
I can see the entire LAN, i use a router with built-in firewall/ISP gateway. The router has a GUI for admin of the normal type of stuff WIFI config,Lan config, security etc etc. It has its own diagnostic type tools as well. This includes a PING function.
If i ping something for instance like google.com from a shell i get fails, if i navigate to the GUI and use the ping function on there it responds every time.
If i login with my root account i can use the net like normal.
I’m rather confused, can anyone shed some light?