I know it's been asked before and is fairly well documented but I have tried many online solutions and none seem to work. Its backtrack 5 R1,GNOME 64 iso.
/etc/init.d/networking start: gives me networking stop/waiting.
ifconfig: gives me eth0 and an address,17 trx errors,inet6 addr etc(can't seem to put snapshots up here). It also gives lo with typical info, 127.0.0.1, subnet mask 255.0.0.0.
/etc/init.d/wicd start: gives me Starting Networkin connection manager wicd.
wicd network manager: Finds no wireless networks.(My wireless interface default is wlan0.)
dhclient:listening on,sending on,sending on,DHCP discover on eth0 on 255.255.255.255 on port 67 on interval 6,then says no DHCP offers recieved. No working leases in persistant databases, sleeping.
The net is hinting that the next option would be to assign a static address to my linux machine. Now I'm just wondering how i actually save the file i accessed using sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces after editing it to assign a static ip.
I'm not sure how to proceed, thinking of reinstalling with a different version of backtrack??