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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Setting up the wireless network

In this final recipe of the chapter, we will cover the steps used to connect to our wireless network with security enabled, by using Wicd Network Manager and supplying our encryption details. The advantages of setting up our wireless network is that it enables us to use BackTrack wirelessly. In a true, ethical, penetration test, not having to depend on an Ethernet cable enables us to have all of the freedoms of a regular desktop.

How to do it...

Let's begin setting up the wireless network:

  1. From the desktop, start the network manager by clicking on the Applications menu and navigating to Internet | Wicd Network Manager, or by issuing the following command at the Terminal window:
    wicd-gtk --no-tray
    
  2. Wicd Network Manager ...

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