Can connect to router but not net

September 28, 2009 at 22:29:01
Specs: BackTrack4, 1.?/1.5
I am able to connect to my router through Wicd Network Manager. I am able to get Internet with the Ethernet cable. I am using a Compaq C500. My Wireless light on my computer is on and works fine. Not sure how to trouble shoot this. Any ideas and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Also I have tried /etc/init.d/networking start
/etc/init.d/Networking Manager
Anything will help. I did not have this problem with my Ubuntu or Xbuntu. I am still learning. I have googled the heck out of this and got no where with it. And offensive security has little information on this.

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September 29, 2009 at 08:34:46
Open a shell and try ifconfig.
I guess, this will show only the wired network card.
Most Linux distributions will start wireless card, if the wired network card is not connected.

So try to disconnect the wire of the wired network card and restart the system.
This might bring up the wireless network card.

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September 29, 2009 at 14:12:59
Try paulsep's idea first.

I can't remember what the command was to start the wireless. It was hard to find but it is on some post on backtrack somewhere in small letters.

If you are using backtrack, then I'd say use another distro. Backtrack is useful for some stuff but you have to edit or start stuff by hand most of the time.And they don't have very good doc's.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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March 20, 2010 at 07:15:23

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May 7, 2010 at 23:20:02
If your router is connected to a cable modem, check that the
router spoofs your computer's MAC ID (hardware
identification). I have a cable connection here, and when the
service was installed, the technician connected my computer
to the cable modem, so the cable modem learned my
computer's Network Card MAC ID. When I tried to connect
my router, the connection failed, so I configured my router to
report my computer's Network Card's MAC ID, and the
connection worked. You can completely power off your cable
modem, then connect it to your router, but I have found the
ability to connect either the router or my computer directly to
the cable modem without extra effort to be very useful when
trouble shooting connection issues.


Ernie Registered Linux User 247790

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