I've just fired up the VMWare version of BT4 Final and set about cracking my test wlan (WPA) at home. I've noticed (via the performance monitor and x86info) that only a single CPU core is seen by BT. I want to utilise all four cores in aircrack-ng.

The host in question is a quad-core Q6600, and the .vmx config file shows maxvcpus = "4".

root@bt:~# x86info
x86info v1.21. Dave Jones 2001-2007
Feedback to <davej@redhat.com>.

Found 1 CPU
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Family: 6 Model: 15 Stepping: 11 Type: 0 Brand: 0
CPU Model: Core 2 Extreme [G0] Original OEM
Feature flags:
fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflsh ds acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe
Extended feature flags:
sse3 [2] monitor ds-cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xTPR [15]
em64t lahf_lm
Cache info
L1 Instruction cache: 32KB, 8-way associative. 64 byte line size.
L1 Data cache: 32KB, 8-way associative. 64 byte line size.
L2 unified cache: 4MB, 16-way associative. 64 byte line size.
TLB info
Instruction TLB: 4x 4MB page entries, or 8x 2MB pages entries, 4-way associative
Instruction TLB: 4K pages, 4-way associative, 128 entries.
Data TLB: 4MB pages, 4-way associative, 32 entries
L0 Data TLB: 4MB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
L0 Data TLB: 4MB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
Data TLB: 4K pages, 4-way associative, 256 entries.
64 byte prefetching.
The physical package supports 4 logical processors


Grateful for any pointers.