If your computer doesn't have an internal wireless network adaptor but you'd like to access wireless Internet connections, you can add a USB wireless adaptor to your set-up. In the Backtrack operating system (which is a version of Linux), connect the USB wireless adaptor to your computer, then use a native utility called NetworkManager.
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Plug your USB wireless adaptor into a USB port on your computer. If your computer isn't already on, press "Power" to turn it on.
Click the "NetworkManager" icon in your Backtrack Linux system tray (in the upper right corner of your desktop). The utility will open as a drop-down menu beneath the icon.
Click "Wireless." Backtrack, via the NetworkManager, will engage your USB wireless adaptor and scan for available wireless networks.
Click the name of the wireless network you want to access. The NetworkManager will connect to it. You can now use the Internet on Backtrack Linux.
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