Issue WICD Network Manager Issue Part II. No WLAN networks recognized. Interface is recognized

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  1. hjohj

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    Hello everybody,

    the weirdness carries on. Out of the sudden WICD Network Manager in Backtrack 5 3R stopped recognizing WLANs. So I was reading thread after thread and tried everything possible, but no solution has been found. The latest thing I'd like to belive, is that is a new bug has caused the mailfunction due to the latest update of WICD Network Manager.

    Help much appreciated, thaat drives me nuts!

    Thanks a lot!
     
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    Oh dear,

    I just noticed your additional replies here: Can't Find Networks in WICD Using AWUS036NH (VMware | Backtrack 5 R3)

    You could try reinstalling:
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    sudo apt-get purge wicd && sudo apt-get install network-manager --reinstall
    I haven't upgraded to R3 yet. If you are just after functionality and not just WICD you could try: Network Manager.
     
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    Yeeeeah I unfortunatly deleted that. :) Cause I was following some "instructions" I found. Unfortunatly I don't have access to wired interface which comes with Vmware 9. So I can't install it anymore. Tried to do so, but then I had to learn that the packages are not on the HDD. I did install Backtrack via VMware 9.

    I already tried just booting it from the ISO, but the result is the same. No WLANs can be found. Even if I didn't update Backtrack. It worked fine back then, just collapsed today. But what does work in ISO boot is, I can browse internet by using wired interface.

    Firstly it could find WLANs, but spit out "Bad Password". So I was looking for a solution regarding this. But after a while no WLANs couldn't be found anymore. So the problem worsened.
     
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    Install Network Manager Without Internet
    1) Download the network-manager in the host machine (links on the bottom of the page). Use the appropriate 64-bit or 32-bit version.
    2) Copy files to a USB device or drag them into the VM if you have VMware tools
    3) Install the network-manager and network-manager-gnome deb files
    4) Reboot
    5) Fingers crossed

    Resources
    How to Install a Deb Example

    Also if your host machine has internet you should be able to bridge and share that network in BT5r3 so you will have internet access.
     
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