Hi guys, I'm new here so I apologies if this is in the wrong place and/or a generally stupid question. I've been using linux for about a year (Linux Mint 6-8, Ubuntu 8.10-9.10, Debian 5, et cetera.) but I've always used debian-based distros with gnome gui's that are relatively easy to find your way around in.
I've started fiddling around with the new backtrack 4 final and am hopelessly befuddled. I'm trying to connect to my home network with WPA security. I'm not trying to hack into it, or do any sort of penetration testing, I just want to connect to it so I can open a web browser and look up information on some of the more advanced tools.
My wireless card is listed when I input iwconfig, but I get some sort of error when I: "Iwconfig key s
assword" after already "iwconfig essid NetworkName"
Sorry if this is post is a jumbled pile of convoluted thought, I've been going at this a few hours and can't seem to think straight. Could anybody give me a brief tutorial on how to connect to my home network?
Here's some more info:
Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
network is wireless b/g/n with WPA (tkip) security
Any help would be unfathomably appreciated, and a welcome stress-reliever. Sorry for the n00bishness of this post.