Back Track3 Problem

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Back Track3 Problem

Post by Henry25 on Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:42 am
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Hey, so I started using BT3 and I've burned my ISO file properly and followed all the right procedures, but for some reason I can't figure out how to make my Internet work with Linux. Is it because my modem and wireless card have a Windows driver and not a Linux one?
I could use some help.
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Re: Back Track3 Problem

Post by Tentra on Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:06 am
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Yea, its probably a driver issue. If you could post your wireless card that will help, or you can just google your wireless cards model with "linux driver" added on.
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Re: Back Track3 Problem

Post by insomaniacal on Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:28 am
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If you're using Wi-Fi on the computer, your modem shouldn't be a problem. Post what card you have, and we can try to help you out.

Also, open up a terminal, and run sudo lshw . Look through it and try to find something that starts with network, or -network, *network ,-net,. If it says disabled next to it then look down a few lines until you see "logical name". Remember that, or write it down. Then type the following command:
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ifconfig **logical name*** up


The final solution would be to use Ndiswrapper, which will let you use a Windows wireless driver in Linux, but that should be tried last.
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Re: Back Track3 Problem

Post by Henry25 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:15 am
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I was thinking the Driver was the problem, but at the same time, the very first time I ran BT3, I had no problems at all with an internet connection.
And I used a Cable Modem, and when I don't use it I just use my built in wireless card(Realtek RTL8185)
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Re: Back Track3 Problem

Post by insomaniacal on Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:19 am
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The first time you ran it, means from the Live-CD right? I've seen this problem quite a few times (it always seems to happen to me -.-), my solution is what I already posted , to just enable networking on my wireless. I'm not sure how good the driver is for RTL8185, but judging from

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=326945

I'm guessing there are some mixed feelings about it. Good luck however! If your wireless worked the first time you booted into BT3, then there is certainly a way to get it back, so don't give up :)
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Re: Back Track3 Problem

Post by Henry25 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:14 pm
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Thanks, yeah I use a Live Disk, just seemed easier than Partitioning my hard drive.
I'm still lost on the process for fixing this though.
What exactly do I need to do?
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Re: Back Track3 Problem

Post by insomaniacal on Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:39 pm
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insomaniacal wrote:Also, open up a terminal, and run sudo lshw . Look through it and try to find something that starts with network, or -network, *network ,-net,. If it says disabled next to it then look down a few lines until you see "logical name". Remember that, or write it down. Then type the following command:<br>
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ifconfig **logical name*** up
<br><br>The final solution would be to use Ndiswrapper, which will let you use a Windows wireless driver in Linux, but that should be tried last.


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Re: Back Track3 Problem

Post by daedeluslanthanien on Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:52 am
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It's a live CD, wifi will be "up" automatically. During boot I'll bet you would like to boot KDE ;) (3-4 lines down?) Try the other parameters during boot also. I love cracking wifi with backtrack, it's so slick!

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