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BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner’s Guide by Vivek Ramachandran

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Time for action configuring your wireless card

Here we go! Follow these steps to connect your wireless card to the access point:

  1. Let us first see what wireless networks our Alfa card is currently detecting. Issue the command iwlist wlan0 scanning and you will find a list of networks in your vicinity:
    Time for action configuring your wireless card
  2. Keep scrolling down and you should find the Wireless Lab network in this list. In my setup, it is detected as Cell 05, it may be different in yours. The ESSID field contains the network name:
    Time for action configuring your wireless card
  3. As multiple access points can have the same SSID, verify that ...

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