View Full Version : BT3 in VMware Player on Linux, USB Dongle Issue

07-11-2008, 07:40 PM

I've got the newest version of VMware Player installed and I downloaded the VMWare image for Backtrack 3. I am using Edimax USB 7318 for my wireless needs. Backtrack starts up fine and the device is shown in the VMware menu. I can put the card into monitor mode from Backtrack, but when I start up airodump-ng, it does not work. The error message said that the network has been disconnected. I have verified that I can put the card into monitor mode and capture packets successfully booting straight from the LiveCD. I know the particular work around I have to do for Edimax. Obviously I am missing something because of the VMware. Do I have to put the card in monitor mode from my base Linux system? Do I need to load the rt73 driver and all of that (from my base Linux system)? Any advice would be appreciated.


07-22-2008, 08:04 AM
You have to put the device up first via ifconfig rausb0 up first before you can set it to monitor mode.