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Old 05-18-2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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bt5 r2 "wicd "wireless bad password and unable to connect to access point errors


i am using bacttrack 5 r2 via vm workstation

I was using WICD 1.7.0 but I always got the "BAD PASSWORD" error when i was trying to connect to my own wireless router and i am sure the password is correct , so I spent a couple of days reading forums to try to fix it, and I found a few saying that reverting to WICD 1.6.x solved there problems. So I reverted back to, and I got past the authentication, but then was unable to get an IP, so I set a static IP, and it now says unable to connect to access point.
my wireless adapter is:
Realtek RTL8188CU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter

any help,thanks in advance
Old 05-19-2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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any help guys !!!
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:03 PM   #3
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ok i got it

it was in monitor mode
so to solve this :


airmon-ng stop wlanx

ifconfig wlanx up

or try to connect again with wicd
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