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    Default wireless network not logging on

    I am running an HP Compaq 6715b laptop wiith a 320g hdd and 4g of ram, dual booting with Win 7 ultimate and BackTrack5r3. I got past the log on issue and the wicd error in Backtrack with help from the wiki, but I could use some help with a couple of issues.
    Issue 1:
    I'm using an Asus USB N13 wireless adapter. My problem, I can see my network, but when I try to log on I get an error saying "connection failed:bad password". Now I know what my password is, I set it myself and windows has no problem logging on. Is there a way around this, I tried to give as much info as i could below.


    Issue 2:
    When I installed Backtrack I thought it would give me an option of how much of my 2nd partition to use but it took the whole 181g, how can I shrink it back to say 20 or 30g. I hope I gave enough info to help solve this.
    These images I have to use are just plain stupid, took me 9 times to get this stupid thing right, I can't read them.
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    Clay
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    Default Re: wireless network not logging on

    Here's how I resolved the issue #1 you're having. My wireless LAN is set to WPA2-PSK, so your mileage may vary. I created a wpa_supplicant.conf file, using the one in BT as a guide. I used the wpa_passphrase program to generate the value for the psk entry. I then made a simple 2-line script to get me online wirelessly:
    sudo wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
    dhclient wlan0

    As far as issue 2, it's been awhile since I installed BackTrack, but I recall being able to set the space via slider bar during install. You may need to use something like gparted to resize your BT partition.
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    Default Re: wireless network not logging on

    I don't know how to mark this solved but it is, I just had an epiphany that it was using the wrong adapter, my internal adapter don't do 802.11n at all, which is why it wouldn't connect. I went into preferences and changed adapters and walla, connected. I ended up using gparted to shrink the backtrack partition. Thanks to all who tried to help.

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