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    i am running BT5-R2 KDE x64 off my usb. the problem i am having is with both gnome and kde, whenever i try to connect to my wireless i put in the password and then it is just stuck saying "obtaining ip address" forever. i am relatively new to backtrack so i dont know much about anything but the problem only seems to occur with BT5 R2 because it works fine with all my other operating systems (mint 12, ubuntu, windows 7 and BT5 R1 GNOME and KDE). also i couldnt find anyone else with the problem anywhere. my computer is an acer aspire 5250 notebook with a 500 GB harddrive and anAtheros AR5B125 Wireless Network Adapter.

    please help as i am very new to this.

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    Default Re: BT5-R2 GNOME and KDE internet connection stuck on obtaining ip address

    try to set ip address manually
    or try to
    apt-get remove wicd
    then:
    apt-get install wicd
    and check your router setting
    ---> 3v3RY D4y P4ss3S 1 f0uNd N3W th1NGs <---
    Knowing how 2 use BT dsnt mean that u r hacker

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    Default Re: BT5-R2 GNOME and KDE internet connection stuck on obtaining ip address

    ok will do thnx i'll tell u if it works

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    Default Re: BT5-R2 GNOME and KDE internet connection stuck on obtaining ip address

    i have tried both ways and both didn't work, i can remove wicd but but i cant use apt-get install wicd because i need an internet connection, because it gets it from a server. and the second one just didnt work, i followed a bunch of tutorials and they just didn't work. any other suggestions?

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    Default Re: BT5-R2 GNOME and KDE internet connection stuck on obtaining ip address

    Lulz, try these.

    Do these in terminal:

    Code:
    sudo ifconfig
    
    Now see if your eth0 and wlan0 connections gets detected. If yes, do these.
    
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
    Now try it with wicd, if the problem persists, the simple thing is that you get a .deb package for it.
    So go to the nearest cyber cafe, or anywhere at friend's place where you have web access.
    Google search on "wvdial.deb" and "gnome-ppp"
    download those, once done, copy those file to desktop [or otherwise let them be there if you know how to locate them with terminal, because you'll need terminal], ok now do this on terminal

    Code:
    cd Desktop
    you should now be seeing like this

    r00t@bt#Desktop:'~
    Now do this

    Code:
    dpkg -i file_package_exact_name.deb
    You will get wvdial installed, get the configuration file for wvdial from google for your modem, just google it you will find one, do a little research, and you will be up.
    when you get the configuration text, do this in terminal:

    Code:
    gksudo /etc/wvdial.conf
    A text Phile will open up, put your configuration there, hit up, gnome-ppp by typing "gnome-ppp" directly into the terminal or get help for all these from here -> http://coded32.webs.com/apps/blog/sh...-via-gnome-ppp

    That will do all things up, and to run Linux, and keep the soul up for pentesting, you gotta be hard boy's, Backtrack is not for weak hearted, seeya later or never :P

    - Coded32
    Team OpenFire Founder.

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    Default Re: BT5-R2 GNOME and KDE internet connection stuck on obtaining ip address

    do you use wicd ? bad bad ..

    try this:

    1: apt-get -y install network-manager-gnome
    2:cp /etc/network/interfaces{,.stock}
    3:echo “auto lo” > /etc/network/interfaces
    4:echo “iface lo inet loopback” >> /etc/network/interfaces
    5:auto lo
    6:iface lo inet loopback

    and add your nterfaces name in the file
    if you use alfa you need to add

    like this :
    echo “iface wlan0 inet loopback” >> /etc/network/interfaces
    or echo “iface wlan1 inet loopback” >> /etc/network/interfaces

    auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet loopback

    7: nm-applet &
    8: service network-manager start
    9: reboot your system !

    after this you say good bye to wicd
    wicd has alot of problems so.. i dont use it ,,, i just use gnome networkmanger

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