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viveksingh89 07-26-2011 07:02 PM

WiFi Adapater Not detected by the OS
 
Sir

I am using dell vostro 1510 laptop with dell wireless 1395 wifi card and I am using Backtrack 5 vmware image with vmware player directly on windows 7.

Sir my lan card is woking but my wifi card is not working at all.

please provide me a slution for this problem.

frankbell 07-26-2011 09:35 PM

If it's a Dell, it's likely a Broadcom or possibly Realtek wireless chipset.

Try running the command "lspci" in a terminal and reporting what it tells you about the wireless chipset back here. That command should return the actual chipset the computer is seeing, without the Dell branding.

fpmurphy 07-26-2011 11:38 PM

What sort of a network configuration have you for the VMware guest? Bridged, NAT, or what?

viveksingh89 07-27-2011 12:53 AM

lspci command execution
 
root@bt:~# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 01)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 08)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
00:07.7 System peripheral: VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface (rev 10)
00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter
00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 01)
00:11.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI bridge (rev 02)
00:15.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:15.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:15.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:15.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:15.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:15.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:15.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:15.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:16.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:17.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
02:00.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 10)
02:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 02)
02:03.0 USB Controller: VMware USB2 EHCI Controller
root@bt:~# ^C
root@bt:~#


and I have NAT configuration for Networking.

frankbell 07-27-2011 08:36 PM

If VMWare offers the option (I'm more familiar with VirtualBox), I would suggest trying a bridged adapter and trying to bridge directly to the hardware wireless adapter.

Here are two VMWare documents on the topic:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/mic...externalId=760

http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/d...d_windows.html

TobiSGD 07-27-2011 09:09 PM

I think the best option would be to run Backtrack natively on that hardware, either via the Live-CD or installed to the HDD.

viveksingh89 07-28-2011 07:46 AM

Drviver error
 
ACTUALLY wiindows 7 is trying to installa driver "WAN MINIPORT(IKEv2)" from internet but it wont get installed successfully. what I should do next.

onebuck 07-28-2011 09:49 AM

Hi,

Welcome to LQ!
Quote:

Originally Posted by viveksingh89 (Post 4426069)
Sir

I am using dell vostro 1510 laptop with dell wireless 1395 wifi card and I am using Backtrack 5 vmware image with vmware player directly on windows 7.

Sir my lan card is woking but my wifi card is not working at all.

please provide me a slution for this problem.

Look at the BackTrack FAQ, line 18.
HTH!


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