How to Install a Wireless Card Driver to BackTrack

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How to Install a Wireless Card Driver to BackTrack
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The BackTrack Linux operating system is designed primarily for penetration testing purposes. Amongst its many tools are ones aimed at wireless network penetration testing, which requires a wireless card. If you want to install a wireless card into your BackTrack operating system, you'll need to install drivers. BackTrack makes this process a simple one that only requires a few commands to carry out while it does most of the hard work in the background.

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  1. 1

    Log in to BackTrack and then click on the "Terminal" link on the Desktop to open a Terminal command prompt.

  2. 2

    Type "network -eth 1 start" into the window and press "Enter."

  3. 3

    Type "wif -eth 1 -reg activate" and press "Enter." Once the message "Success!" appears, your driver is installed and you can use your wireless card with BackTrack.

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