How to Install WiFi Drivers for Backtrack

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How to Install WiFi Drivers for Backtrack
A wireless card needs the software (drivers) to work. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Installing a wireless card into the Backtrack Linux OS also means you have to install drivers. Although it can be challenging to find a compatible wireless card for Linux, it's easier to get the drivers that run it. There is a built-in command that you can use to quickly install the necessary drivers. Since Backtrack is usually used for testing wireless networks, you are going to need these drivers in order to use it for testing purposes.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Log into your Backtrack system on your computer.

  2. 2

    Click the "Terminal" icon on your computer's desktop. This will open the command prompt for Backtrack.

  3. 3

    Type the command "network -eth 1 start" into the command prompt and press "Enter." Wait until you see a message that says "Done."

  4. 4

    Type the command "wif -eth 1 -reg activate." Press "Enter" again. Wait until you see a message that says "Success!" If it does not give you this message, repeat steps 3 and 4, making sure to type in the command exactly how it appears.

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