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I am trying to set up the wireless with the latest version of Ubuntu. I can connect to the internet with the ethernet but wireless connections do not even show up. My wireless card is a Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN and perhaps that is the problem. I am not sure if that will work. I am also using VMware and perhaps it just doesn't work with VMware.
When I type in iwlist scan it just comes up with: lo interface does not support scanning and eth0 interface does not support scanning. When I search for available drivers it says no proprietary drivers are in use on this system. Then it has VMware virtual ethernet driver and VMware virtual machine communication interface.
If anyone knows if the problem is with my chipset or with VMware or if they know how to help I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
Hi kerbyjonsonjr, I didn't understand your problem: is your wifi up or not?
If it doesn't work at all, it could be a problem with the network manager, I had the same problem with Ubuntu up to the 10.04 release: I have a Lenovo T60 with an Intel wifi card 3945ABG, the only way I had to use it was installing Wicd (it requires perl) and then removing network manager.
I was then able to configure the wifi connection.
Finally with Ubuntu 10.04 the problem disappeared and now my card is working with Netw.Man.
I found out that I can connect using just the wireless but it does not show up as connected via wireless. I am trying to use airmon-ng to see if I can crack a WEP password but when I type in "sudo airmon-ng" there are no results. It is just blank for Interface and Chipset and Driver and without the interface I can't do the rest of the cracking so I have no idea what to do.
I've set up about a dozen different Dell laptops with wireless cards. I connect the laptop via an ethernet cable to my wireless modem, go to Ubuntu's software center and download Windows Wireless Driver Ndiswrapper driver installation tool. Then I go to System, Administration and select Update Manager. Ubuntu automatically identifies my wireless card and selects the proper windows driver for it and asks if I want to enable it. After I enable the driver the wireless card is identified and begins working. Sometimes I've had to restart my laptop after installing the Ndiswrapper before I use Update Manager. But it has always worked, even when I install wireless cards from other laptops.
OK I found out that the problem is VMware. I put Ubuntu on my flash drive and booted from that and the wireless connections showed up just fine. But now I can't install aircrack-ng. It says unable to locate the package. Any ideas about that? Or is this possibly because it is booting from the USB?
It's so annoying. I can get aircrack to work with VM but not the wireless and I can get the wireless to work on USB but not aircrack.
You will never get any wireless (except USB-devices) working in a VM. You should understand the working of a VM, a VM is, as the name says, a virtual machine, and will not directly access your physical hardware (with the exception of USB devices).
To get aircrack-ng installed, you need an Internet connection, are you connected?
By the way, just a side note, if it is not your wireless net that you want to crack, be aware that your actions in the most countries are illegal.
Hi, Kerby, I think you'll need to explain better your problem next time, in your original post you didn't say you're working in a virtual machine, you said you tried also a VM and that means a totally different problem.