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Old 07-20-2009, 04:19 AM   #1
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how can i connect to my wireless spot from backtrack 4 on vmware ?


Hi everyone,

I've installed backtrack 4 on vmware on my XP machine. When I type "ifconfig" it doesn't show eth0 , eth1 blur blur but only localhost interface and I've no idea how to connect to my home wireless access point. My XP box working fine only backtrack can't see the access point. Any sort of suggestion to solve this problem would be really appreciated. Thanks everyone in advance.
Oh one thing, when I type "iwconfig" it says

lo no wireless extension
eth0 no wireless extension.

But my wireless card is working fine on XP. I've no clue please help me out of it .

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Old 07-20-2009, 05:24 AM   #2
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When you say your xp is working fine ... is that a virtual one, too?
To the best of my knowledge VMWare doesn't present WiFi hardware to
the guest OS, so eth0 is going to be as good as it gets, I guess.

It would really help if you told us what exactly you're expecting
to achieve with that set-up.


Cheers,
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:27 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Nope XP is the core OS. I've found various tutorial online regarding to backtrack OS like kismet, ettercap blur blur and those stuff are quite cool. So feel like trying those stuff out own my own a bit but I also don't want to mess up with my current partition by installing new OS. So, I just installed backtrack on vmware and trying to follow those tutorials. Apart from that, I've got no clue what i'm doing. So I think the best option would be to plug in a network cable to my lappie instead of try using wireless card ? Please correct me if i'm wrong since I'm a total n00b. Thanks for helping me out.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 12:38 PM   #4
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What I was trying to say is that you appear to already have
networking:
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Oh one thing, when I type "iwconfig" it says

lo no wireless extension
eth0 no wireless extension.
Albeit, it's not wireless, and it won't be (because the hardware vmware
emulates doesn't do it). So using backtrack won't bring you much joy.


You should be able to use the laptops physical wireless via
the "emulated wired network card". Of course I have no idea
how you have configured vmware (or how to configure VMWare
in Windows).


Cheers,
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:09 AM   #5
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took forever to find this

when you start backtrack by default networking is disabled.
in order to connect to networks you need to enter (/etc/init.d/networking start) in a shell
while networking is up you can can not use your wifi card in monitor mode

~mrpyroflameman
 
Old 02-24-2010, 03:20 PM   #6
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BT on VMWare

I know that VMWare only has ethernet conection and does not support wifi hardware, but is there a program in BT that emulates wifi in order to use wireless card or some program to use VMWare ethernet and crack another wifi network using pyshical wireless card, I mean a kind of brigde or something like that?
 
Old 02-25-2010, 08:20 AM   #7
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but is there a program in BT that emulates wifi in order to use VMWare ethernet and crack another wifi network using pyshical wireless card,
This is not the kind of activity that LQ allows. Please read the rules, in particular:

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Posts containing information about cracking, piracy, warez, fraud or any topic that could be damaging to either LinuxQuestions.org or any third party will be immediately removed.
 
Old 12-23-2010, 12:31 PM   #8
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configure wifi card on backtrack 4 in vmware

All,
this is how you do it, it took me about 20 minutes to figure it out, it was driving me crazy.
on the vmware network settings, make sure you change it to: NAT: used to share the host's IP address
then reboot backtrack
and then when you log back in, make sure you start the network service duh!!
click on k menu - services - network - start network

now that you have done that if you do ifconfig you will see your eth0 device has an IP
make sure you can ping www.google.com or other site

don't waste time doing iwconfig, vmware does not see the wifi card in ur system
i think you have to purchasea usb wireless card for that.

Rafael Ruales
 
Old 12-25-2010, 01:50 AM   #9
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IMHO, if s/he is testing against his/her own network, I don't see how it could damage LQ or a third party as long as s/he clearly differentiates it as such. For example, I periodically run aircrack-ng against my own network to ensure it is (still) secure. I digress, however.
 
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