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Hi, I'm probably going to buy a HP Mini (HP Mini 110-1117CA). I was wondering if anyone has one and how well Backtrack works with it. Were there any compatibility issues, network card problems ect.

Thanks in advance,

Juf

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Go into your device manager and see what the name of the card is, then look it up. You can also find out through wmic, but it will probably tell you the same thing under description, which is the service for the network card. For example, my Linksys Wireless card shows up as rt73. Thats the driver, and also what you can use to determine if the card is supported under backtrack.

If you want a printout of all your network hardware, the names, and their descriptions, open a cmd window and cd to desktop. Then copy and paste the following command:

wmic NICCONFIG list full /format:htable > NETWORK-ADAPTERS-DETAILED-INFO.html

Then open the html file it created on your desktop and look for your wifi card and scroll over to description. Usually the description will be the drivers name which can help identify the chipset of the card just by googling the description.

edit: Forgot to mention, this is a way to get the information for windows users.

See http://www.backtrack-linux.org/bt/wireless-drivers/ once you know the card and check it its in this list.

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Go into your device manager and see what the name of the card is, then look it up. You can also find out through wmic, but it will probably tell you the same thing under description, which is the service for the network card. For example, my Linksys Wireless card shows up as rt73. Thats the driver, and also what you can use to determine if the card is supported under backtrack.

If you want a printout of all your network hardware, the names, and their descriptions, open a cmd window and cd to desktop. Then copy and paste the following command:

wmic NICCONFIG list full /format:htable > NETWORK-ADAPTERS-DETAILED-INFO.html

Then open the html file it created on your desktop and look for your wifi card and scroll over to description. Usually the description will be the drivers name which can help identify the chipset of the card just by googling the description.

edit: Forgot to mention, this is a way to get the information for windows users.

See http://www.backtrack-linux.org/bt/wireless-drivers/ once you know the card and check it its in this list.

Thanks alot, since I haven't bought it yet I'll have to runthe command at the store =D I'll post here what wireless card it has

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