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Old 04-23-2011, 03:28 AM   #1
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Backtrack interface issues


Okay so my interface is wlan0 and before it usto work find I would enter the command airmon-ng then it would show my wlan0 interface. But lately it would sometimes not show it at all and I know for sure that backtrack 3 supports my interface because i tried it before to crack wep networks.

so my question is what is causing this problem to happen?



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using- VMWare and backtrack 3
wireless adapter - Alfa

thanks
 
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:41 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

As always when troubleshooting the first question that comes to mind is:
What have you changed? You mention that it used to work, so what did you do in order to make it fail? Trace back your steps and see if you get an answer.

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Old 04-23-2011, 03:50 AM   #3
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

As always when troubleshooting the first question that comes to mind is:
What have you changed? You mention that it used to work, so what did you do in order to make it fail? Trace back your steps and see if you get an answer.

Kind regards,

Eric
thats just it nothing that would affect the drivers of the wireless adapter.
 
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Hi,

How can you tell for sure? I've never encountered a system that changes things on itself without user intervention. I'm almost sure you've changed something, maybe not directly affecting your wireless adapter and/or its drivers, but most likely indirectly. If you have a snapshot of your virtual machine, one in which the wlan0 works as expected, revert to that and check what's different.

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Old 04-23-2011, 05:16 AM   #5
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Are you running Backtrack live or is it installed?
 
Old 04-23-2011, 08:07 PM   #6
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Are you running Backtrack live or is it installed?
I am using a live iso
 
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I am using a live iso
So that pretty much rules out Backtrack itself, since it is a fresh start every time you start it. The problem is probably in VMWare or possibly the card itself.
 
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Hi,

Good point elliott678! Check your hardware and VMWare for failures/misconfiguration.

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So that pretty much rules out Backtrack itself, since it is a fresh start every time you start it. The problem is probably in VMWare or possibly the card itself.
thanks I will try that

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Good point elliott678! Check your hardware and VMWare for failures/misconfiguration.

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Eric
thank you as well
 
  


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