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Old 08-19-2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy trouble installing driver rt73 on backtrack 3 running on vmware

well when it comes to linux, newbie is definitely a good term for me.. i am running a copy of backtrack 3 live cd on vmware.. when i search for my wireless card (d-link wua-1340)in wireless assistant it doesn't find it and just closes =-( so i did some research and found that i needed to install a driver for my card.. so i downloaded the driver which is rt73-k2wrlz-2.0.1.tar (i think its the right 1) but i have no idea how to install it into the backtrack environment.. ive also burned the image of backtrack to a cd but i haven't booted into it because im really not sure if i have to since im using vmware, plus id be kinda lost anyway, so im not entirely sure if the cd works yet.. if anyone can tell me in very simple instructions how to install the driver onto backtrack id be ever so grateful =)
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You need to use the VMware's driver or change in the vm config (if possible) if you are running in a vm.

The device on the computer would not be seen to the OS in the VM. The VM has it's own system (software versions) that need drivers.

Did that make any sense? I haven't used Vmware's stuff in a while might make a new vmx file with a supported nic or consider virtualbox.

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Old 08-19-2009, 07:34 PM   #3
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thanks for the response.. =) ok somehow messing around i got it to work! but now im stuck on something else.. i checked the wireless assistant and the connections come up but when im type the command "airodump-ng rausb0"(my wireless card) no connections come up.. what am i doing wrong?


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