Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 02-04-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
mark hack
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2012
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
D-link 131 nano wifi adapter not detected by Bactrack 5 Linux

I have backtrack 5 installed and operated in Vmplayer 3.0.1, on plugging in the D-link 131 nano wifi usb device, the Vmplayer shows the usb icon for the D-link device active which i set it connect. However, on installing the drivers for the device it prompt with the command "wireless adapter not found, continue installing the device, please plug in the DWA-131 device and click yes."
By the D-link is working properly in the main windows 7.
Old 02-05-2012, 02:12 AM   #2
John VV
LQ Muse
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 17,400

Rep: Reputation: 2584Reputation: 2584Reputation: 2584Reputation: 2584Reputation: 2584Reputation: 2584Reputation: 2584Reputation: 2584Reputation: 2584Reputation: 2584Reputation: 2584
this is a VERY WELL KNOWN issue with vmware and EVERY VM client

do a REAL install
install BT on the drive

also backrack is designed FOR security EXPERTS !!! by security EXPERTS for SECURITY EXPERTS to use

please earn a 4 year degree in CS and work on a masters in computer security THEN use BT
Old 02-07-2012, 12:02 AM   #3
mark hack
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2012
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Thanks John VV for the reply.

However, I am not clear about,"Do a real Install and install BT on the drive."
The BT5R1-GENOME-VM-32, I assume is only for virtual machine.

I have seen youtube video using usb wifi, vm and BT4(backtrack 4 usb wifi & net set on vm for dummies - YouTube). You said,"you CAN NOT ACCESS THE WIFI USING A VM" how come they can use BT on VM?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Intel(R) Wifi Link 5100 AGN - not detected ohmeng Linux - Newbie 8 05-21-2010 03:59 AM
USB Wifi adapter D-Link DWA-125 (Ralink 2870) friendly distro? janimalia Linux - Wireless Networking 3 01-25-2010 03:30 PM
PCI Adapter, D-Link DWL-520E1 /WiFi 2sassy Puppy 0 07-30-2008 01:37 AM
2wire Wifi adapter not detected on laptop w/ubuntu7.04 zapme Linux - Newbie 2 10-20-2007 04:17 AM
Problems connecting with D-Link DWL-122 USB wifi adapter nceterval Linux - Wireless Networking 5 08-14-2006 10:00 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:47 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration