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Old 07-08-2011, 05:31 PM   #1
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Unable to configure Wireless Adaptor in VMWare


Hey I am very new to Linux, that being said.

I have configured my PC to run a linux 2.6 kernel in VMware and have no problem loading the image and using the wired network adaptor and the basic functions. I am having trouble finding the wireless network however. My Box has an " Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6250 AGN " wireless network adaptor. From what I can tell, this is supported by this version of linux.


I have the adaptor enabled, my image settings as bridged, and the wimax enabled in the removable devices (connected). When I run WiCD manager I get the error message " Could not connect to wicd's D-Bus interface "

I understand this is a rather common problem (amongst newbs like me) but I can't seem to hunt down my problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 07-08-2011, 07:15 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ!

That'll be because VMWare doesn't expose the actual hardware,
and all the client/guest actually ever gets to see are a set
of wired adapters, no matter what the physical hardware of
the host is. Please search LQ for more detailed explanations,
this has been asked a great many times.


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