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Connecting to WiFi network in Backtrack 4?

Asked by XOIIO (18320points) April 8th, 2011

I found a USB wifi adapter that works with Backtrack 4, and it does crack WiFi networks, but when I open the network monitor but it says no networks detected. I tried airmon-ng start wlan0 but nothing changed. How do I actually connect to a network.

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Just off the top of my head I remember airmon-ng puts your wifi device in monitor/promiscuous mode. Make sure your device isn’t in this mode, and make sure it shows up in iwconfig and ifconfig.

You can also run iwlist wlan0 scan to look for networks at the command line level, just to make sure it’s working.

Also, does your version of BT use wicd? I think I used to run the daemon for wicd by typing it’s name ‘wicd’ in the terminal, then run wicd-client to have a GUI. This was my favorite wireless network manager for awhile.


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@jediknight304 yeah, thats the manager. I’ll try your advice soon.

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