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Backtrack 5 R3 not detects laptop in build Wi-fi card

I installed Backtrack 5 R3 in to my laptop and after perform airmon-ng command in the terminal it shows nothing. So can anyone tell me how to configure my Wi-fi to the backtrack Thanks &Regards
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backtrack 5r3 pyrit does not detect nvidia card

I tried to use pyrit on live dvd backtrack 5r3 with my Nvidia GT540M gt of my laptop Dell XPS 15 L502x. Pyrit couldn't detect the nvidia card, it only detected the 4 CPU cores. Is this due to ...
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sqlmap os-shell help needed

I am asking this question just for educational purposes. I run this command to upload php shell: ./sqlmap.py -u http://target.com/myfile.php?id=1 --os-shell And it succeeded: The shell uploaded ...
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Cannot install Kali linux

I am trying to install kali linux. My laptop is 64bit. I am trying to use bootable usb drive. It is giving me this error saying "An installation step failed, You can run the failing item again from ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 and BackTrack 5 R3 ISO with EasyBCD 2.2

I have a PC running Windows 8.1 (32-bit) and the BackTrack 5 R3 (KDE). I've installed Backtrack and it appeared on the boot menu, but whenever I select it, it always takes me to a terminal called ...
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Specifying number of hacking attempts performed on home PC [closed]

While reading about SSH https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH/OpenSSH/Keys one thing caught my eye: My computer - a perfectly ordinary desktop PC - had over 4,000 attempts to guess my password and ...
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checking a CCID Compliance reader in VMware

I have VMware 9.0.2 build-1031769 with BackTrack-5 installed on it. Each time that I connect my ACS-ACR38 card reader to my computer, two below options added to VM > Removable Devices : Q1: What ...
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SCardEstablishContext: Service not available

I installed the following packages: libusb-dev libusb++-0.1-4c2 libccid pcscd libpcsclite1 libpcsclite-dev List item libpcsc-perl pcsc-tools But when I send the pcsc_scan command I ...
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Is it faster cracking the wireless WPS pin code if I already know it?

Is it possible to fast crack if I already know the wps pin code? I am using backtrack 5, trying to crack use reaver. I was using this command: sudo reaver -i mon0 -b <targetmac> -vv --pin ...
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How do I dual boot Backtrack 5r3 on a PC with Windows 8.1?

I am curious about working on Backtrack but don't want to remove the Windows 8.1(64 bit) OS.Can anybody help me with the step-by-step process to dual-boot Backtrack 5R3 with Windows 8.1 ? I have the ...
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How to check the device type of a WiFi host?

If I see a Wifi network, how can check what's the type of the Wifi host - a router, a computer, a smartphone, a tablet? Is there something like a fingerprint, similar to User-Agent headers in ...
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backtrack freezes when I connect to wifi

I posted on stackoverflow a question (link) just go and read it, but basically, ~3 seconds after I connect to the wifi, everything freezes. I can't do anything but hold down power to shut it down. ...
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how to detect internal wifi card as physical device instead virtual ethernet device in vmware

I have installed vmware and using backtrack in it. it does not detect wireless network cards as physical devices instead wireless card are seen as virtual ethernet devices so is there any way that ...
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Cannot make a network connection using backtrack 5

I am using Backtrack 5 I am in as root, using bash When I enter service networking start I receive networking stop/waiting. I use Kwrite to look at the file /etc/network/interfaces and it says the ...
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How to identify if my usb wifi dongle is monitor mode compatible

I'm using a TpLink USB wifi adapter. Model : link I'm trying to use this dongle with backtrack 5 + reaver. But when ever I try to use reaver with the dongle, reaver hungs at 'waiting for beacon ...
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backtrack 5 rc3 wireless not detected, even after compat drivers installed

Stock Drivers so after running ifconfig: lo no wireless extentions eth0 no wireless extentions running airmon-ng returns the headings only, no adapters are show (I am typing this from ...
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unable to turn on wifi in backtrack 5 r3 while booting from usb [duplicate]

i have hp pavilion 15 with RT3290 802.11bgn WIFI-ADAPTER in my laptop there is a shotcut key to turn on(white light)/off(orange light) wifi which works perfectly on windows. i installed backtrack 5 ...
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airmon-ng shows empty results in Backtrack 5 R3

I installed VMWare Workstation 10 and Backtrack 5 R3 64-bit as a virtual machine on it. Currently, I am using Windows 8 64-bit. When I run airmon-ng in Backtrack, it shows empty results. I searched ...
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Providing a Hyper-V virtual machine access to USB devices

I have Backtrack hosted on a Hyper-V virtual machine, and I want to give it access to my USB WiFi dongle, not just access to the network, but actually access to the hardware itself so I can scan for ...
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airmon-ng can't find any interface

I'm new to backtrack 5 r3-linux and I installed it on vmware . but after using airmon-ng no result's comes out ! it can not find interface , chipset , or driver . my usb wireless is D-link DWA-123 ...
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How do I wipe a hard drive using Backtrack 5 RC3?

I need to wipe an entire hard drive and the only tools I have are Backtrack 5 RC3 and the internet. Apparently earlier versions of Backtrack had a tool to wipe the hard drive, called wipe. I need to ...
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apt-get update backtrack repository

I got error massages like failed to fetch, unable to connect: With these source.list repositories. I even tried http://50.7.240.6 and it joined but there were different errors. I have Backtrack 5 ...
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BackTrack 5 R3 - Lots of issues

I am having very many issues with my backtrack 5 r3 distro. Here's the list and specs. Build Specs BackTrack 5 r3 GNOME - 32bit ISO 4.0GB Sandisk Curzer USB 2.0 Unetbootin Issues No user ...
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How to get iTunes on BackTrack 5?

Hey everyone in the backtrack community, this is probably the most unique question ever asked for bt. I am attempting to get "iTunes" on backtrack for internet use on a lan, you know similarly to ...
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Computer wont boot to windows

I recently installed a Linux operating system (backtrack 5 r3) I couldn't connect to the internet with it so I removed the partition manually. After that, whenever I turn on my computer it goes to a ...
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Create Backtrack 5 R3 USB Macbook Air 2012

I have tried to create a USB to start Backtrack 5 R3 on my Macbook Air 2012 without install it in the hard drive. I have tried different solution like: UNetbootin (created on both Windows and Mac ...
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Cannot connect to internet in Backtrack 5 R3

I am running a full installation of Backtrack 5 R3 on my computer (no VM) and have a working ethernet connection to the local network. I am able to access the intranet sites, but cannot access the ...
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Unrecoverable system error when try to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox running on Windows 7

Downloaded kali-linux-1.0.2-i386.torrent and mounted ISO on a virtual drive. Followed directions on http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-hard-disk-install to install Kali on VirtualBox ...
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WiFi in a kali virtual machine?

I have Kali linux installed on Virtualbox (4.2.12) and the host OS is windows 7. I have bridged the VM with the host OS.The problem is Kali is not able to detect the WiFi interface. I searched the ...
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Linux - Gem Error installing PG

I'm getting used to Linux, and currently making a switch to Backtrack 5 to start practicing for school in security. I'm running msfupdate, which installs a bunch of gem files. While installing PG from ...
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Fixing MTRR error in Linux

I am getting this error is Backtrack 5 R3 using KDE, Error setting MTRR (base=0x80000000 size=0x10000000 type = 1 inappropriate ioctl for device (25) Here is the X server log and here is my MTRR ...
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Wirelss card not being detected in backtrack 5

I just installed backtrack 5 and I am unable to detect my wireless card. iwconfig doesn't list my interface. I can see that the hardware is present in lspci -vnn (see below) but I can't get the ...
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Gnome3 Classic and Window Snap

Is there any way to enable Windows Snap in Gnome3 Classic? I've been using KDE4 and there it's out of the box. Right now I'm testing Kali Llinux and I'm trying to get it work. I want a lightweight ...
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Pyrit - can you set order passwords are checked?

Lets say I have captured some handshakes and other data from a WPA network and would like to crack it using Pyrit. I have a database of around 800 million passwords, but having Pyrit check through all ...
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Unable to turn on wifi in Ubuntu 12.04 live boot

Actually this is kind of weird but I tried running backtrack r3 and Ubuntu 12.04 live on my laptop but both the times I was not able to switch on my Wireless using the toggle switch, in fact normally ...
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UEFI v/s Lagecy boot

I don't have much idea on uefi and legacy boot modes. Actually I have Windows8 installed in UEFI boot mode, And I just want to use the backtrack in live mode without installing it using legacy mode. ...
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Performing local security checks with OpenVAS 5 from Backtrack 5 r3

I'm trying to perform local security checks using OpenVAS on a remote machine, from my Backtrack5r3 machine. I have followed the official OpenVAS guide Howto: Perform local security checks and I have ...
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Backtrack 4 audio volume slider is not working

I am using Backtrack 4 and loving it. But the one problem is the audio volume slider of the gnome notification bar is not working. Hence I have to depend on either that of VLC's audio volume slider or ...
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Why does Backtrack 5 r3 connection errors in a VM?

When ever i use backtrack metasploit it says rex:connection something .... etc I am using backtrack inside vmware and use a NAT connection to the vmware.... I was wandering if there is a reason why ...
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AMD ATI Radeon HD R7750 support ATI Stream?

I am thinking to purchase a graphic card and do not have much budget to spend on it?. However I do like the AMD ATI Radeon HD R7750 and it is well in budget. But I would like to know if it supports ...
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Why won't my script change MAC address via macchanger at startup? Ubuntu-based

I have recently pieced together a script with my limited knowledge of bash that is supposed to do 2 things: It is supposed to change my hostname and then change my mac address. I put the ...
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How to triple boot computer: backtrack 5r3, win7 and ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to triple boot xp, backtrack and 7 I want my computer to be triple booted: Backtrack 5r3, Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7. It doesn't matter which will be the first to be ...
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startx error: no desktop manager

I have Backtrack 5R2 KDE. The error resulted from a hard-reset (hard-reboot). After that, I cannot load the KDE manager when I enter the startx command after logging in. Whenever I do a startx ...
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Trouble with mergecap [ concatenation of pcap files ] - undesired info in output file

I hope somebody will be able to help me... The problem is with merging multiple .pcap files. Recently - like a week ago I've used a mergecap to merge mutiple pcap files into one. Everything worked ...
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Linux side by side with Windows

I have a laptop with two partitions- one with a Windows 8 Pro, and the other with a BackTrack5 Linux OS. I can easily switch between the two, provided that I restart the laptop. Is it possible to ...
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Windows 8 Unable to perform hibernate

Windows 8 Enterprise edition x86. Already enabled hibernate option, to have it on shutdown menu (start menu?) and set to hibernate on lid closing. However it's not hibernating for me. When I'm trying ...
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Can I change the password of Backtrack running on a Live USB?

I am planning to run backtrack in Live USB mode with persistent memory, can I change the password of root, because my friends will certainly mess up with the files if it has default root/toot ...
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BackTrack doesn't install on VirtualBox

BackTrack doesn't seem to be installing with my VirtualBox. I am running VirtualBox on Mac OS X 10.7.5 and have downloaded GNOME BackTrack. When I try to install it, it just stops in shell. I have ...
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With the Windows SAM and SYSTEM files, can I get the password of an account?

I heard of John the Ripper, Ophcrack and many other programs that are used in order to crack the hashes for Windows' 7 Password, but JTR seems a bit slow (Didn't get the password after 20 minutes) and ...
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/etc/init.d/networking start errors with “network stop:waiting”

System: I'm on a BT5r3 image atop of VMware Fusion 5 on OSX 10.7.4 I spin up the VM, login, run startx, then hop in a terminal to run service networking start. I have just one interface configured in ...