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Old 07-15-2011, 05:05 AM   #1
wakinews
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Smile problems with usb wireless adapter on vmware backtrack4


how do i configure wireless usb adapter to work with backtrack 4 on vmware
 
Old 07-16-2011, 02:24 PM   #2
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You don't... not quite. You configure you wireless adapter to work on the host computer. Then, in VMware running Backtrack, you use the eth0 adapter - which is a virtual adapter.

Try this as root:
Code:
/etc/init.d/networking restart (networking may be network - I don't remember).
After that, try this:
Code:
ifconfig eth0
As far as your host machine knows, it doesn't have a wireless adapter. VMware's virtual infrastructure (vmnet0, vmnet1, vmnet8, host only, or bridged) always indicates a wired connection - even for me when using wlan0 on the host.
 
Old 07-16-2011, 02:43 PM   #3
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At first, Backtrack 5 is already released, I would recommend to use that.
To your problem, you have to set up your VM to pass through your USB device to the guest OS to use it. You can do that in the USB settings of the machine.
 
  


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