When I connect my Alfa usb device to the BT3 VM...the following commands work fine:

iwconfig
iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
ifconfig wlan0 down

But if I do:

ifconfig wlan0 up
or
airmon-ng start wlan0
or
airodump-ng wlan0

They all just hang...can't ctrl-c out or anything...I have to disconnect the device from the VM.

I've used my Alfa usb flawlessly with both the cd and usb distros...so not sure what's up...assuming something to do with vmware?

Ideas?

Many thanks.