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    Default Got problems on the BT3 detecting my wireless card

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    lo no wireless extensions
    eth0 no wireless extensions

    BT3 cannot detect my wireless NIC....>.<
    I am using "Intel PRO/Wireless 3945AGB Network Connection" Wireless NIC...
    Could anyone help me please?

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    - What does lspci say? is the device detected?
    - Have you tried manually modprobing ipw3945/iwl3945 and the results?
    - Have you checked dmesg?
    - If those did not work have you tried booting without enabling acpi?

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    Because I am using VMWare to install the BackTrack. Will this has impact on detecting my wireless card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlescywong View Post
    Because I am using VMWare to install the BackTrack. Will this has impact on detecting my wireless card?
    Any virtualization software will not be able to see hardware wifi cards unless they are usb.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    OK I see I see. Any USB external Wireless Card you would like to suggest to me? >,0
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlescywong View Post
    OK I see I see. Any USB external Wireless Card you would like to suggest to me? >,0
    Thanks.
    Edimax EW-7318USG Wireless USB LAN Adapter 4dBi Antenna...........

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    I have just tried to use my wireless USB Adaptor with BT3. However it still cannot detect my wireless USB Adaptor. Is it because of the adaptor is not support or I need to install some driver (i.e. ipw3945 etc.)??

    However I can use this adaptor to browse website using the Firefox within the BT3. I am using VMWare to install BT3...>.<

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlescywong View Post
    I have just tried to use my wireless USB Adaptor with BT3. However it still cannot detect my wireless USB Adaptor. Is it because of the adaptor is not support or I need to install some driver (i.e. ipw3945 etc.)??

    However I can use this adaptor to browse website using the Firefox within the BT3. I am using VMWare to install BT3...>.<
    Are you telling vmware to allow BT3 to use the adapter under the usb preferences?
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Are you telling vmware to allow BT3 to use the adapter under the usb preferences?
    I haven't change any setting of the VMWare. So I think it is the default setting... Where can I set this?

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    I am going to buy a wireless USB adaptor for my BT3 using VMWare. I found the following model should work well with BT3 and kismet...
    ALFA Networks AWUS036S
    AVM Fritz! Wlan USB V1.1
    Edimax EW-7318USG
    Netopia ter/gusb-e
    OvisLink Evo-w54usb

    Are they all work well or any other suggestions??

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