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    Default Connecting Wirelessly

    What's up guys?

    So i recently burned Backtrack onto a cd and installed into my external hard drive. works like a charm. so far, one major problem is connecting to the net. It's such a hassle to log back into XP to access the net. But right now that seems to be my only option.

    i have a desktop, and it doesn't have any wireless card into it whatsoever so i have to use a USB adapter. Belkin is the brand. Searched high and low and none of the solutions of others seem to relate to mine. maybe they do, i don't know cause i'm still a newbie. I've tried /etc/init.d/networking start, and wicd start. they both dont do much. so i'm stuck there.

    my bro in law's router is set up and everything. i guess my Backtrack doesn't have a wireless thing going on? My bro doesn't really know linux to well so he can't really help out too much.

    so i would appreciate any help that i can get, and simple steps to obtaining the vast World wide web. it's like 2 am here so i will head off to sleep. just wanted to leave this here so i would maybe have a solution when i wake up.

    So thanks~!
    HLQ

    TL;DR No Internet, Wireless USB adapter. Total FOB

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    Default Re: Connecting Wirelessly

    If you don't have wireless then you shouldn't be using wicd.

    Use an ethernet cable. I don't think there's a lot of linux support for usb to modem network connections.
    Last edited by hhmatt; 03-30-2011 at 04:34 PM.

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    Default Re: Connecting Wirelessly

    I'm going to say from just what i read you should really install ubuntu and learn basic linux tasks from there and not work out of backtrack where you will probably run tools not knowing the actual outcome

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    Default Re: Connecting Wirelessly

    Quote Originally Posted by rizler View Post
    I'm going to say from just what i read you should really install ubuntu and learn basic linux tasks from there and not work out of backtrack where you will probably run tools not knowing the actual outcome
    Most people just get back track to test security of their devices...

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