How to add USB wireless in backtrack

Written by stephen lilley
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to add USB wireless in backtrack
(Jeffrey Hamilton/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

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.

Skill level:
Easy

Other People Are Reading

Instructions

  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    Click "Wireless." Backtrack, via the NetworkManager, will engage your USB wireless adaptor and scan for available wireless networks.

  4. 4

    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.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.