The first way to install Backtrack is with VMware which is the way that I like to usually run Backtrack. All submitted content is subject to our Terms Of Use. It does not have all the options of VMware workstation but does work. Will a USB Extension cable help me get better signal strength from my usb wireless adapter? Thanks for the info dude, i needed to cganhe the headers in backtrack to install firmware for my wireless, but in order to do that i need to have internet access but how can i if i need the firmware to get on in the first place!

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Works like a charm without having to deal with an external card.

BackTrack 5 R3 Installation on Windows 7

Also the Backtrack ISO can be made to boot off of a thumb drive. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. How to extract Text from Images for Free?

January 31st, 1. VMware workstation is not exactly cheap although there is a free version, but anyone who has used torrent or other P2P utilities know that getting things such wieeless this is easy. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here.


All submitted content is subject to our Terms Of Use. Forgot to add the link to the site, here it is https: Use the DVD to boot which ever computer you like into Backtrack. But when I backtrrack to connect my adapter in BackTrack I get shown this message: Backtrack will work with internal wireless. This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Matrix just told you how. Did you try it? Im running BackTrack 5 R3 on the virtual machine VMware and i bought two wireless usb adapters so i can connect to the internet on it.

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Backtrack will open and come up to a logon screen. Join Date Jan Beans 3. A built in adapter will not work.

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I even purchased a router with wps enabled to see if that made a difference and still nothing. BackTrack 5 Wireless Adapter? I’ve never been able to set up wireless and I’ve read either in the Oracle VM info pages about no wireless, or somewhere but I would say that your best bet would be to dual boot or live boot when you want to do pen test wirelsss network audits. As to your question about wireless Back to Software Forum 7 total posts Page 1 of 1.


It’s much easier to accomplish without having to have several different physical systems. There is two main ways Backtrack can be installed. A USB device is about to be unplugged from the host and connected to this virtual machine.

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So I can scan wireless networks??? Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. After that, you can verify that your “wired” network is up and wirelrss by typing ‘ifconfig’ and look for eth0.

Please remember to be considerate of other members. That’s also why you cannot have wireless. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Now, for your built in wireless, BT and VMware can use it but it shows up as a wired network.