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Old 08-28-2011, 11:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy Trouble Installing Wireless Drivers

I recently created a Fedora image in Vmware to use for a school class. I created the image from a disc which came with a textbook, so I imagine the VM has everything it needs to run properly. I have been told that a Wireless USB card is necessary to achieve wireless in Vmware with nearly all Linux distributions. I have an ALFA AWUSO36H, which I know works in VMWare with a debian OS on the same machine. I am assuming that this distribution already has the necessary drivers to work, because it was as easy as plugging it in and running iwconfig to see the adapter.

So this is where I am at:

When I open my Fedora and run iwconfig, there is no wlan0 in the list. I have the disc that came with the ALFA AWU.. and i run the makefile and follow the installation instructions in the readme and get no error messages. No files or directories are placed into the drivers folder where the makefile specifies. I am stumped and don't know how to get this to work or even troubleshoot my problems at this point. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

If the script file is encountering errors, is there some place that this is logged by default? I think that would help me track down my problems.
Old 08-29-2011, 05:51 AM   #2
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Most virtual machines by default use NAT to link the internal virtualized NIC to the hardware NIC using software.

While your hardware is using a wireless setup the virtual machine is using a wired configuration.

Try running ifconfig and see if it pops up as a working device.


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