some tips on getting an internet connection in backtrack linux

If you have a wired internet connection, and want to USE it, here’s what you can do :

  • for pppoe, run pppoeconf as root, and make the necessary settings ( basically, you just need to fill in your username & password, and go with the default for the rest of the settings ). Choose to start the connection then. For some reason, I have to configure it every time the distro starts. Can’t imagine why.
  • for regular cable connection, enable the network interface ( in my case it was eth0 ), by typing the following command:
    ifconfig eth0 up

    and then do:

    dhclient eth0

    This should do the trick ( I tested both these on my computer, and they worked ). For static ip address, you can do this:

    ifconfig eth0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

    and replace the X’s with the actual address. You may need to configure the routes also. See the route command for that.

2 Responses to “some tips on getting an internet connection in backtrack linux”

  1. March 20, 2010 at 15:40

    Thanks! It has taken me a while to get on the internet, I could not figure it out. dhclient eth0 <- the bit that made everything work 😉

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