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Old 02-17-2011, 07:39 PM   #1
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BT4 - Connect to wifi


Hi there! really glad i found a new

I have always wanted to try out Linux. And I found out that I could run BT4 from a USB device without say goodby to WinXP. I started it up and enterd the startx command that send me to the interface. But I couldent find out how to connect to my wifi. I have tried about a hundred posts, videos, turtials etc. but it seems like BT4 can find my wificard.

Really hope someone can help me!

thnx
 
Old 02-17-2011, 07:44 PM   #2
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What make/model computer and what kind of wireless chip do you have?
 
Old 02-17-2011, 07:55 PM   #3
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Computer: compaq mini 700

networkcard: Broadcom 802-11 g network adapter

don't know if that is what you ment?

thnx
 
Old 02-18-2011, 03:30 AM   #4
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send this command outputs:which finds the chipset off the hardware drivers are works on chipset if your wireless card is supported than you can install drivers.

lspci
 
Old 02-18-2011, 08:02 AM   #5
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If you want to try out Linux, I'd strongly suggest trying something like Linux Mint or Ubuntu rather than Backtrack. Backtrack is most definitely NOT for Linux beginners, and the kind of problem you're facing is easily solved in Mint or Ubuntu. In fact they will guide you through how to get your wireless running.
 
Old 02-18-2011, 12:30 PM   #6
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I actually made a video tutorial specifically for this inquiry. Perhaps it may be of some use to you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lor5rzzl1o
 
Old 02-20-2011, 10:13 PM   #7
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Thank you for helping.
I just want to run Linux from a usb-memory and couldnt see ubuntu or mint having that option. is that correct?

nice vid. but when i type in ifconfig the omly thing thats coming up is "lo" not "eth0" or "wlan0". like I dont have a wificard on my computer. any suggestions?

btw when i type in lspci the only network controller is "broadcom corporaton BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
 
Old 02-21-2011, 02:04 AM   #8
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Here is what you need.
http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
This link contains offical drivers for your wifi.
If it won't work try this solution.
http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...5Brev1%5D.html
If you need more hlep don't hesitate to ask.
 
Old 02-21-2011, 08:10 AM   #9
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I just want to run Linux from a usb-memory and couldnt see ubuntu or mint having that option. is that correct?
No, you can run pretty much any Linux distro from a USB stick. Check out unetbootin which has a large number of distros you can download to a USB stick and you can use it to load your own iso files if you want to try a distro they don't support. Again, Backtrack is not meant for beginners, so you're probably doing yourself a disservice by pursuing this.
 
Old 02-21-2011, 08:45 AM   #10
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(...) Backtrack is not meant for beginners, so you're probably doing yourself a disservice by pursuing this (...)
+1 for that :P
 
Old 02-21-2011, 11:25 AM   #11
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nice vid. but when i type in ifconfig the omly thing thats coming up is "lo" not "eth0" or "wlan0". like I dont have a wificard on my computer. any suggestions?
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Try iwconfig instead of ifconfig when working with wireless interfaces.
 
  


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