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Old 03-27-2016, 05:42 AM   #1
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Wireless and lan


Running bt4 on a hp g6-2292nr and can't get either one of my network cards to connect to Internet says no device present
 
Old 03-27-2016, 05:03 PM   #2
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More information is required if you want people who could help to respond. BT4 refers to Back Track Linux? If so, it's a very old release and not supported for a few years now. This can impact on new hardware where the kernel support may not exist. You are best advised to use a currently supported version of Kali Linux instead IMO.

Anyway, post more details about your NIC hardware. PCI network devices are reported as class 02, so the following should help
Code:
/sbin/lspci -nnk |grep '\[02' -A2
You may need to copy/paste the output to a text file, transfer to a memory stick, and upload via a machine with internet connectivity.
 
Old 03-27-2016, 05:09 PM   #3
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Well it was the only cd I had since windows capped out and only Internet access is thru my phone. Wired card is rtl8101e/rtl8102 e wireless is atheros wireless
 
Old 03-27-2016, 10:33 PM   #4
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Not specific enough unfortunately. Chipset details are what counts in Linux, not just the manufacturer. The output to the command I gave would provide this, along with any associated driver. Your kernel version would be useful as well.
Code:
uname -r
Your RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller might be using the 10ec:8136 (or similar) chipset, but that's a complete assumption (with the help of google). If so, the r8169 driver should support it, but I note that firmware is required. I used 'modinfo r8169' on my own system to gauge that. I'm using a much newer kernel and driver version, so you may find that your kernel dies not support your device. Anyway, for reference I got
Code:
# modinfo r8169
filename:       /lib/modules/4.1.15-8-default/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.ko
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8107e-2.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8107e-1.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8168h-2.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8168h-1.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8168g-3.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8168g-2.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8106e-2.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8411-2.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8411-1.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8402-1.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8168f-2.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8168f-1.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8168e-3.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8168e-1.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fw
firmware:       rtl_nic/rtl8168d-1.fw
version:        2.3LK-NAPI
license:        GPL
description:    RealTek RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver
So, to recap you need to make sure that a driver is loaded (lspci -nnk command I gave earlier), and that the required firmware exists. Same approach for the wireless hardware, but also you need to make sure that it is enabled (via switch or key combination) as well.
 
Old 03-27-2016, 11:02 PM   #5
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I have got Win does reloaded and suggestions on a distributor to install on my hp g6-2292nr laptop
 
Old 03-27-2016, 11:30 PM   #6
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I have got Win does reloaded and suggestions on a distributor to install on my hp g6-2292nr laptop
Hi...

Welcome to the forum

Are these your laptop's specs? If so, Linux Mint is pretty popular and a good choice for new users. Just choose the DE (Desktop Environment) you'd like.

Regards...

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Old 03-27-2016, 11:46 PM   #7
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Okay, well BT/Kali is really optimised for security/penetration testing, and you're a new Linux user. Now that you have a working OS, I'd look to download a distro with reasonably large user base (for support reasons). Ubuntu and Mint spring to mind as being good choices, but I'm biased so I'm also going to recommend openSUSE and Fedora as reasonable alternatives,both with good forum support. In any case, a learning curve is involved, but you need to have a few problems in order to learn and become familiar with the Linux OS you choose.

You need to consider whether you want to dual boot (Windows and Linux alongside), or perhaps consider installing a VM and have Linux as a guest on your Windows OS. That's what I'm doing with my current laptop. It's easy to add additional guests, and try out various distros to see which suits you best. I'll leave others to advise further.

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