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Old 10-29-2009, 05:54 PM   #1
Stan464
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Smile Back Track 4 Annoyance, Please assisr


Hi. got back track 4 installed. all well and good


but problems connecting to the internet... doesent have a wireless assistant like Back track 3 does..

ive tried using the iwconfig commands.. but simply pain in the Arse.

is there any other way?


(my wireless card is fully installed and fully working with no errors what so ever)


Thanks.

james AKA Stan464
 
Old 10-29-2009, 07:30 PM   #2
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If you don't mind having your network key listed in a file on your system you can create a bash script to run all the commands for you. or install a wireless manager. I know that gnome has one but I cannot remember what the name of it is.


This is how I do it on my box btw. I made a script that lives in /usr/sbin called setupwireless


Code:
#!/bin/bash 
iwconfig eth1 channel 2 
iwconfig eth1 essid Test
iwconfig eth1 key 1234567890edcbaedcba123456
dhcpcd eth1 
echo wireless should be setup maybe....
I created this file using the superuser account and added the execute flag to it. I am not always home with this laptop so I did not make it auto start. This is just one solution and not a very good one. Its mostly there cause I am too lazy to create a proper one that would work with multiple networks like I have in the past.
 
Old 10-29-2009, 11:18 PM   #3
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Cool YAY

Thanks Man!!!. your the epic best!.

was baffling me!.

best forums me thinks..

oh 1 more question :-D.

im using BT4 so how would i got about downloading a wireless manager?.

if its to long of process ile use your script..(edit to my settings)


Cheers Mate :-D
 
Old 11-01-2009, 08:02 PM   #4
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Depending on what desktop enviorment your useing you could use the one from gnome or kde. If your not using a X desktop then your gonna have to make a script to select the correct information depending on the network that is found. A while back ago I made a sophisticated script file that would start the wireless card and search for a network when it found one it would then select the information from a file and use the correct info. This was back when iwtools did not include support for wpa and you had to use wpa-select or something other. Most of the selection process was automated alredy and it worked well. If it wasent for the pain in the ass wpa-select was when trying to compile / set it up then I would probably still use it. Alas wireless tools now supports wpa so its kinda a relic. Look a bit on bash scripting and im sure you can kobble together something that will work for you. If you dont have to deal with multiple networks tho the script above will work great.

Last edited by exvor; 11-01-2009 at 08:03 PM. Reason: Some wording problems
 
Old 11-02-2009, 10:27 PM   #5
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Backtrack 4 comes with wicd network manager. Or is it wlassistant?

The only problem is that it will not run from the start menu or from a terminal. I had to find wicd.bin to start it up.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 08:32 AM   #6
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Thanks

Cheers you lot :-D. all been lot of help..


having the same problem as you mate. WICD dont work.. at all.. doesent have a wlanassist at all.. how did you get wicd to work?


james AKA Stan464
 
  


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