Since BackTrack 4 (Pre-Release and Beta) doesn’t start networking by default you have to manually start it. Here’s how to start it manually:
If you have installed BackTrack 4 to disk you can enable networking to start at boot using:
update-rc.d networking defaults
And finally, you can start wireless networking in BackTrack 4 using:
* Make sure the ‘N’ and ‘M’ in NetworkManager are capitalized.
Don’t forget the basic Linux command to view your IP address and network Status in BackTrack:
And for wireless networking: