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Old 09-05-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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Wireless card needed For injecting from a desktop using Backtrack?


So I've been using my tiny weak netbook, to try and test my network. So I put Backtrack on my moderately new desktop. But I have not been able to try and attack my network. Do I have to go buy a Wireless network card?
 
Old 09-05-2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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I guess you should detail your current wireless cards
 
Old 09-05-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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I have a PCI D-Link card, laying around. However It is too big to even fit inside the Desktop.
 
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when I said "detail"

what I actually meant was provide specific details of the wireless cards you have.

"a PCI D-Link card, However It is too big to even fit inside the Desktop."

from that I assume you currently have no network card in your desktop

So in answer to your question, yes you will need to buy a wireless card/device.

I have used an Alfa AWUS036H in the past, it is USB and does all the fun stuff.

if you are going shopping, start here
http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/...reless_Drivers
 
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You can't test a wireless network without a wireless network card. You could try to "test" a wired network using a wired network card but, since most wired networks are switched nowadays, you probably won't get to see any traffic. The way around this is to change the behaviour of a (physical) port on the switch to receive all packets but that's only really possible, as far as I know, on the higher-end equipment.
 
  


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