How do I enable my Broadcom WLAN adapter with Ubuntu or Bactrack in VMware?

By cyberghost_1 ·
Here's the deal... I have been trying for weeks to use and get online thru my Wireless Adapter (WLAN) I have a Broadcom 43xx 802.11b/g adapter... I'm interested in connecting using Linux Ubuntu 10 or 11 and Backtrack 3 thru VMware virtual machine... I can't get it to detect my WLAN... also is it better if I boot from a USB Flash Drive with Ubuntu or Backtrack on it and try that way??? Will that way be able to detect my WLAN??? Obviously I don't plan on fully installing Ubuntu or Backtrack on my HDD... Just run them from the USB Flash... Is that method better than using VMware?? BTW my main OS is Win7 Ultimate SP1 and VMware is v7.1...Please help me out so I can get online with my WLAN...thanks!!!

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In tems of performance and simplicity

by robo_dev In reply to How do I enable my Broadc ...

just boot BT from the USB

Many of the WLAN utils with Backtrack are fairly low-level apps that are unlikely to work with a virtual network.

Heck VMware ESX won't even recognize a 3Com PCI wired Ethernet adapter, so there's no way a Broadcom WiFi is going to work.

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did that help you?

by markp24 In reply to How do I enable my Broadc ...


did the command "/etc/init.d/networking start

" work for you?

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