Please help me install network drivers in backtrack 5

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  1. Hariharakumar

    Hariharakumar New Member

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    I have installed backtrack 5 on my system, my hp laptop uses Intel PRO G2200 wireless drivers, I found drivers on the net for linux, but could install it or its firmware. I am not sure of its firmware version, i tried 3.1, 3.0,2.3,2.2,2.1,2.0 but didnt get any wifi working. Please help me. Thanks in advance.

  2. arochester

    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Connect to the Internet. Open a Terminal. AS ROOT input: apt-get install firmware-ipw2x000 . REBOOT

    It would help you if you installed a Package Manager. Connect to the Internet. Open a Terminal. AS ROOT input: apt-get install synaptic. Synaptic will appear in your menu. It shows packages installed, packages available, packages not installed etc. It has a search facility.
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    Hariharakumar New Member

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    this is what i got
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    root@bt:~# apt-get install firmware-ipw2200
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree     
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package firmware-ipw2200
    Synaptic was installed but couldnt find ipw2200 driver package files.
  4. arochester

    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No. It is literally ipw2x00, not ipw2200.


    Tip: You do not need to type commands into the Terminal. Highlight the command written on the web page. Move your cursor anywhere in the Terminal and press your mouse wheel or mouse middle button. Automatic Copy and paste! No spelling mistakes! No Typos! No other errors!
  5. Hariharakumar

    Hariharakumar New Member

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    I got this error
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    root@bt:~# apt-get install firmware-ipw2x00
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree     
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package firmware-ipw2x00
  6. arochester

    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Can you check your sources list? (Some Terminals allow Copy and Paste, some do not). Try, AS ROOT :
    I am looking for: main contrib non-free


    Can you Copy and paste here?
  7. Hariharakumar

    Hariharakumar New Member

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    typed
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    nano etc/apt/sources.list
    opened a text editor called GNU nano 2.2.2. Dont know what to do?
  8. arochester

    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Does it show text? Can you Copy that text and Paste it here to this Forum?
  9. Hariharakumar

    Hariharakumar New Member

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    no text, just opened empty text editor
  10. arochester

    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I am downloading Backtrack 5 to have a closer look at this, but it is S-L-O-W. Feels like a backwards step. The folks at Backtrack more recently produced Kali Linux.
  11. Hariharakumar

    Hariharakumar New Member

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    why dont you just connect to my system and check it. I will give you access to my system using Google Chrome remote desktop extension. I will be online in Gmail you can send me message to my id bhariharakumar[at]gmail[dot]com, If i am not online let me know your timings I will try to come online at that time. Thanks for helping me.
  12. arochester

    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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  13. Jeremy

    Jeremy Member

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    Don't you need an internet connection to download from a repos?
  14. arochester

    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    @Jeremy Yes. You can connect temporarily by wire to install wirel-ess...
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    Jeremy Member

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    My bad didn't see the short connect to the internet phrase.
    For back track it is best to use a wifi card that allows for packet injection.. If this card doesn't support it I would look at the: alfa card.
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    Backtrack did not package the kernel firmware, no idea why, or if it's still the case.

    There is a relevant thread at the backtrack forums
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/showthread.php?t=40408

    No idea why you want to use backtrack though...

    Also:
    synaptic is not a package manager - it is a graphical package management front end. apt and dpkg are package managers.
    You don't need to run a text editor just to view the contents of a file and you certainly do not need to be root... Use the simplest and best tool for the job:
    Code:
    $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    (Also the reason why your command opened an empty editor is because you omitted the leading / (slash).
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    Yadav Vikash New Member

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    when i type ' airmon-ng ' in the BT5 R1 terminal, it doesn't show any interface chipset drivers like wlan0. so, please help me what can i do .
    i m using BT5 R1 in window 7 via VMware
  18. arochester

    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Your problem may be that your wifi card is installed in Windows 7 and not installed in Linux...

    What output do you get when you run the command: sudo iwconfig
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2014

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