I am a BackTrack user and currently it’s version 4 R2 (grab yours from here), so every time I try to launch the GUI Network Manager it fails. So here’s how to connect to your WPA/WPA2 TKIP secured WLAN.
- First of all, you need a tool called “wpasupplicant”
- Create a new file and place it in /etc
- name it wpa_supplicant.conf
In the terminal or Kwrite edit the wpa_supplicant.conf configuration file. I will use the “nano” command in the terminal
sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
Add the following and change it accordingly
ssid=”Your Network SSID Ex. Speedtouch in Quotes”
psk=”Your ASCII PSK Password in Quotes”
Then type the following code!
ifconfig [interface] down
dhclient -r [interface]
wpasupplicant -i [interface] -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -dd
Then fire up another terminal and let the current one running.
ifconfig [interface] up
iwconfig [interface] mode Managed
After that you will get your connection.
By the way [interface] must be replaced by your interface’s id, example, wlan0