And what exactly is the problem? Could you give us more details?
I have Backtrack4 installed as a dual boot with Vista in my Acer Aspire 5315 laptop. I can connect to my access point with my inbuilt wireless Atheros AR5007EG wireless adapter by starting services/network and WICD. The problem I have is connecting my Alfa network RTL8187 wireless through WICD or wireless assistant. My Alfa network adapter works fine as I have used it with Aircrack-ng in BT4.
My inbuilt Atheros wireless adapter can connect to my AP but when i try to connect with my Alfa network adapter I keep getting connection failed. I has doubled-checked the settings and my WPA key yet I still can not connect with my Alfa network adapter. As I said on my first post, I can use the Alfa network adapter with Aircrack-ng and Kismet so why can I not connect to my AP with it?
Haha, Im in just about the same boat. I use the Alfa AWUS 036H for the obvious extended capabilities, but I can't connect to wicd with it, I had to use only my integrated Intel 4965 to do that. My problem is that somewhere along the line, my integrated Intel card was moved into wlan1 position and the Alfa dongle shows up as wlan0. wlan0 is set to auto boot into wicd and the network thereafter, but because I was using the integrated for internet and the dongle for pentesting, i now find myself running with crossed legs
i think Daveit wants to use his Realtek as his primary NIC and his integrated as his secondary. Explaining how to alter either i believe will remedy both our problems.sues worked itself out
My wicd issue worked itself out, but I'd still like to know how to reassign wlan0 or 1 to whatever NIC I choose in the event this goes south again. Thanks in advance
Last edited by freemyggle; 04-21-2011 at 04:09 AM.
Open a shell, type
That will start wicd, but you can then go to the graphical interface, go to menu:internet:wicd for wicd gui.. If no networks are shown then go to the preferences: you'll see a box with
wireless interface wlan0
wired interface eth0
Change the wlan0 to wlan1
Then refresh networks, you'll then see networks to choose from.
Ok now if the card connects but firefox says "cant find server"
then have you enabled UFW? UFW in backtrack interferes with the iptables that are already set up in bt. So if you have UFW enabled then disable it.
Then run this command
This will flush the iptables,
then try to connect through firefox.
Keep UFW off.
Also you can run these commands to connect.
iwconfig wlan1 essid 'yourAPname'
iwconfig #you should see your AP name then type
It should connect then youll see at the end
bound to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -- renewal in xx seconds #This is your inet addr on wlan1. type ifconfig #To check, then start Firefox
Also one more thing, inside Firefox go to File,click,then look at the bottom of the menu and make sure the "work offline" is unchecked.http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...cons/icon6.png