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    Default Best/Cheapest Netbook that works with Backtrack 4?

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good and cheap netbook that is completely compatible with backtrack 4?

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    Default Re: Best/Cheapest Netbook that works with Backtrack 4?

    Your questions are not meant to be in the hardware compatibility section. That is why there are labels. Post in the correct section. It's not hard.

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    Default Re: Best/Cheapest Netbook that works with Backtrack 4?

    Almost any that can run Linux

    All you need is Wi-Fi card that support monitor mode

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    I think that u should buy USB wlan card, cause it could have a better antenna, its not inside a laptop. I have ALFA AWUS036H 1000mw for 40€ so its not that expensive to have a good card that works.

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    Default Re: Best/Cheapest Netbook that works with Backtrack 4?

    Netbooks are pretty much identical hardware wise. I know many use acer aspire one's, I personally went with an Asus EeePC 1005HA. Mainly due to the fact it uses atheros for both wireless & ethernet. What I would do is make a list of specs you want: screen size, hard drive vs solid state etc. Then narrow down further based on looks, most should work fine with BT4. This question was asked several times on the old forum at remote-exploit.org. You may want to search there if you haven't already, while the old forum is still around.

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    Default Re: Best/Cheapest Netbook that works with Backtrack 4?

    I've got BT4 installed to my 16Gb SSD on my ASUS EEE 900 on an ext2 filesystem (non-journalling, saves battery power and allegedly extends the life of the SSD). It's also got an AR242x Atheros chipset, so it's set for packet injection out of the box.

    I've had zero problems with it, other than the puny keyboard. When I bought it (new when it first hit the shelves) it cost me $399 CAD. Since then, they've come WAY down in price. Shouldn't be hard to find one. Check Ebay.

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    Default Re: Best/Cheapest Netbook that works with Backtrack 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by halfdone View Post
    I think that u should buy USB wlan card, cause it could have a better antenna, its not inside a laptop. I have ALFA AWUS036H 1000mw for 40€ so its not that expensive to have a good card that works.
    while this is seemingly a basic suggestion, it's still good advice. i use the asus eeepc1000hd and it works very nicely with backtrack 3 or 4. the ralink card in it, while working fine/injecting,etc; has quite disappointingly poor performance. everything else about the eeepc1000hd is really nice for the price.

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