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This led to me buying a separate USB Wifi Adapter about 3 hours ago or so.
I have went through every tutorial I could find and ran into errors non stop.
My Device ID, can''t remember what it is called is 0846:9014
I tried downloading drivers from the Manufacter website and running them using WINE. I get an error about half way through - Can't remember what it was but if it's important I can rerun it and let you know.
I also installed ndiswrapper. Only problem is not one of the windows drivers installed was an .inf file - so I couldn't use that.
There was a tutorial about going to settings of the VM and changing the USB setting by entering 0846 in one of the fields of a new USB device and 9014 in the other. However my interface didn't show the same screen the youtube video did - so scratch that.
I can't remember what else I did, but I know it was more, I have been working on this box since 1 AM now lol .. Ready to throw my computer hahaha
Anyways, here are some results where I DISABLED the main WiFi connection from the Host computer. I will also post results with the wifi fromm the host enabled after these.
What's weird is for a short period of time earlier it was showing as an additional device in ifconfig but there was still no change in iwconfig.
One thing that is weird is the IP addresses listed, 192.168.59.128 - It doesnt change regardless of the host being enabled or not. Also when I disconnect the host computer I can't browse the web on the client.
I read a post about some guy who had a lot of knowledge with Unix systems that was stuck on this too ... So any help would be appreciated. Maybe I'll just return the device ? I sort of like the challenge but I want to know it will work eventually.
WITH HOST Connection DISABLED
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
Did you connect the USB adapter to the guest? Does it show up in the output of the lsusb command?
If reaver requires monitor mode then you can not use ndiswrapper. I don't know if the 8188EE is compatible but getting it to work might be a bit difficult for the beginner as well as installing Kali as a dual boot has its own challenges. I would take the N600 back and find something more compatible. A web search might provide some help.
When I first started using Linux, wireless was its Achilles heel, because manufacturers of wireless cards did not support Linux. Note the phrasing; it's important. Linux cannot support devices from manufacturers that don't make available information needed for Linux to support them.
The situation for wireless PCI cards has improved significantly since then, but, as regards USB wireless devices, I think they are about where PCI devices were when I started using Linux: hit-and-miss at best.
I don't know how to get your device working. My suggestion would be to return it for a full refund.
When the wireless card in one of my laptops died--stuff wears out, I've learned to live with it--and I needed a USB wireless device, I got one from ThinkPenguin, because it was guaranteed to work with Linux, and it worked with Slackware out of the box. (I got the cheap one. It works like a charm.)
Note that I have no relationship with ThinkPenguin other than as a customer (I do have two Zareason computers). Nevertheless, of all the vendors of native Linux devices, they seem to have the largest selection of peripheral devices.
Even as a noob I can follow directions pretty well. Given I have been working on this for 21 hours straight now I would say I'm not going to get it to work. That is probably similar to you guys spending 3-4 hours on it
Anyways, yeah I'll be taking this back to WalMart and getting a refund. I'll check out the site mentioned.
When I'm looking at the various cards, besides Linux support what do I want ? Is packet injection a requirement ? Obviously I need to look at the strength of the adapter. Anything else I should keep an eye out for ? I'll be looking at both ThinkPenguin and Amazon
My budget is up to $50 - I really wish this one had worked, the WNDA3100A works but I ended up with the WNDA3100C or Av3, something along those lines.
Anyways I think I'm babbling. Time to go to bed. Thanks for the help everyone who helped today
Yes, it was on a client. Also the WNDA3100A version 1 is supported but the WNDA3100A version 3 I got was not supported. I spent a lot of time on it and it just wouldn't work. I tried the drivers for version 1 and version 2 ... On linux ... Also tried copying the windows drivers to linux and wrap them but that didn't work. Also tried using WINE to install the drivers. I eventually gave up.
I'm about to start another thread so I can get a dual boot OS on my laptop without a CD or USB memory card. I am trying UnetBooot but it is giving me error messages.
This is a VIRTUAL MACHINE. It does not have access to hardware. It does not see hardware. ALL IT SEES is the VIRTUAL devices that the VM SOFTWARE creates for it. The VM software is NOT going to pass your wireless card into the VM so the VM can manage it itself. The VM software is going to present the VM with a VIRTUAL NETWORK ADAPTER, that internally is tied to whatever physical adapter you tell VMWare to tie it to. Your VM will THINK that it's a wired connection even if the actual physical connection is wireless. This does not matter. Windows will ALWAYS control the wireless adapter, VMWare will simply forward this network connection to the VM as a virtual "wired" adapter.
That's what the "V" in "VM" means - Virtual. The VM does not see your network adapter (wireless or wired), it does not see your video card, it does not see your hard drive(s). Everything is virtual, fake interfaces fabricated by the VMWare software. This is why VMs cannot be used to test whether or not a distro will work on your hardware, VMs don't see your hardware.
That's the nice thing about VMs. You don't need to worry about video adapter drivers, wireless drivers, raid drivers, or any of that other stuff. Let the host deal with that. The VM just gets a bunch of easy-to-use virtual interfaces that require no external drivers or configuration.
So stop looking at wireless. Ignore it. You don't need a new wireless adapter, you don't need to set up ANYTHING wireless-related in the VM. You don't need to use iwconfig, or wine, or ndiswrapper, or ANYTHING. Use the "wired" connection "eth0" as-is in your VM, and tell VMWare to connect it to your system's wireless interface, that's it.
Last edited by suicidaleggroll; 06-15-2015 at 05:18 PM.
The problem is I am trying to use Reaver in Kali. That means I need a wireless connection. From what I have read the only way to do this is to install an ADDITIONAL USB WiFi adapter on top of the Host adapter that is taken over by the client.
In other words the wifi card on my Host passes internet access to the client.
On top of that in the VM I am trying to recognize the additional USB WiFi adapter. There are a ton of tutorials on it but the problem is the WiFi card I bought is not supported. Other WiFi USB cards are, I will just have to return the one I got and buy a new one from Amazon.
However if I install it in a separate partition and make it bootable I could use the internal WiFi card with Reaper.
You need to pass the USB adapter into the VM before the VM can see it.
At the top of the window there should be something like Devices -> USB, if you can find the Netgear adapter in that list, clicking it will disconnect it from the host and connect it to the guest instead.
At that point you should be able to use "lsusb" to see it, and then start on your ndiswrapper driver installation steps. If you can't see it with "lsusb", then nothing else has any hope of succeeding.
Having the VM software pass real hardware to the guest can be flakey though. You might get intermittent access, occasional dropouts, etc. I wouldn't recommend it. If the OS needs access to hardware, you're better off installing it for real. If you can go to Walmart and buy a USB wireless adapter, why can't you buy a $5 USB flash drive?
Last edited by suicidaleggroll; 06-15-2015 at 05:47 PM.
It didn't show up on lsusb, or ifconfig, iwconfig, nothing ... Although it did show the device connected in the task bar, obviously a driver issue. Device is returned now anyways. Will but one off a website this weekend.
Yeah suicidal I tried that. The drivers work for WNDA3100 version 1. I went to the store armed with my list of compatible devices and bought a WNDA3100, problem was it was a version 3 which has no driver support. I took it back to walmart and bought the cheapest USB stick I could fun, $8 .. I get home and realize it is a damn usb mini sdhc and sdhc converter lol.
I am throwing my machine all over the place for my stupidity lol ... If it wasn't for bad luck, haha
I'm just going to take the $8 adapter back and buy. dAMN USB memory card this weekend some time. I'm taking a break from this as the frustration got to me.
I tried frugal install with no luck, I just don't think my machine likes Linux lol ...
One last thing I tried. Someone recommended installing say Ubuntu, or mint on a VM, but I choose Ubuntu. From Ubuntu VM download either Ubuntu to install on my partitioned driver or whatever other Linux OS I choose.
Problem was, and this is where my laptop sits at the moment ...
I could only download Ubuntu .iso file. I extracted it after mounting since it didn't want to run as a mounted image, but couldn't locate what command would run it on Linux. I think I might have run it actually using Vine but I don't remember, I do know it didn't work. At that point I looked for shell commands to install Ubuntu through the terminal, I couldn't find any.
I also looked for other Linux favors, intermediate ones would be preferred. Graphical interface would be. Ice but not required. Even a shitty one would be good where I could transfer to terminal as I wanted to, which honestly will be 90 percent of the time.
Anyways I couldn't figure out how to install any other OS through the terminal. I think I gave up after Ubuntu, Mint, and one other one. The first two gave ISO images which I had. I idea how to install from shell .... No google results showed any relevant answers, but I did give up after searching google for 30-45 minutes, I was tired !