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    Default Onbord wifi card problem

    I downloaded bt and put it on a dvd and ran it off the live cd but I couldnt get the net to work on it. I have a dell inspiron 1545. How do I get it to work on there?

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    Default Re: Onbord wifi card problem

    1. Be sure your WiFi card is compatible with BT4and/ or there are supported drivers. Of course many would recommend getting an Atheros card.
    2. Check out Up and Running Backtrack 4 - Offensive Security and the 'Setting Up Wireless' chapter
    (enabling the card- /etc/init.d/wicd start then going to Wicd manager...etc...)

    I would heavily advise browsing the forums and reading the howto sections, etc...

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    Default Re: Onbord wifi card problem

    Make sure your card is turned on.

    start the network--type /usr/bin/start-network

    Figure out what card is in your machine, check the compatiblity list

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    Default Re: Onbord wifi card problem

    Like " bosozoku said that's the way to go . he's also given you the command /etc/init.d/wicd start
    or for wired connection /etc/init.d/networking start .Have you tried all the obvious stuff first (ie ) its not disabled , ifconfig , Airmon-ng etc . Give it a go and see how you get on .

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    Default Re: Onbord wifi card problem

    Thanks I'll start reading on that guide and what not. What I don't get though is that ubuntu reads my card just fine why wouldn't back track?

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    Default Re: Onbord wifi card problem

    ^Most likely because it has not been enabled. See above and good luck!

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