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    Default Can we emulate a wireless network on vmware??

    It is easy to emulate a LAN on vmware?? but can we emulate a wireless network on vmware??

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    Quote Originally Posted by freaky4321 View Post
    It is easy to emulate a LAN on vmware?? but can we emulate a wireless network on vmware??
    I am not quite sure that I understand what you are asking here, but it is possible to use a wireless device in VMware, as long as it is connected through USB. Internal wireless cards will however not be recognized.
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    well.. i mean that i want to practice all those wireless commands but i dont have a wireless network to practice on.. also..im against doing somthng against law..
    so wanted to setup a wireless network on VMWARE so that i can emulate machines in a wireless network having connections wid each other

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    AFAIK you can't simulate wireless network in virtual machine networks. Access points are getting pretty cheap lately. You can also check garage sales and whatnot.
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    well.. here we dont have them going cheap ( in INDIA wireless will take time to develop).. anyways thanks.. that was what i needed to know.. :-)

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    Using USB wireless dongles maybe an option but I don't exactly know what you are getting at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatake_kakashi View Post
    Using USB wireless dongles maybe an option but I don't exactly know what you are getting at.
    The OP wants to emulate a wireless network (a wireless AP) within a virtual environment, not simply use a wireless card within it. As Barry states there is most likely no way to do this.
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    VMWare iESX has support for virtual Wired networks but not wireless.

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