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    Smile usb wireless card not detected?

    Hey i have backtrack 4 pre-final installed with VMware fusion i have a compatible usb wireless card (Alfa Network awuso36h) and i believe it should work out of the box, as i read it already has the drivers! So this is what i get:

    :~# ifconfig
    lo Link encap: Local Loopback
    inet addr : 127.0.0.1 Mask: 255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU: 16436 Metric: 1
    RX packets:0 errors: 0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped: 0 overruns: 0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen :0
    RX bytes :0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

    :~# ifconfig wlan0 up
    wlan0: Error while getting interface flags: No such device

    Any advice, where im going wrong? Thankyou.

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    Search a bit more next time, this has been covered ad nauseum, and don't reply stating that you did but did not find anything.
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    Ohh im sorry i feel kinda stupid now, can see why you get annoyed. All i had to do was enable the USB through the VMware!

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    Red face Do i dare to ask? .... Yep !

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiler View Post
    Hey i have backtrack 4 pre-final installed with VMware fusion i have a compatible usb wireless card (Alfa Network awuso36h) and i believe it should work out of the box, as i read it already has the drivers! So this is what i get:

    :~# ifconfig
    lo Link encap: Local Loopback
    inet addr : 127.0.0.1 Mask: 255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU: 16436 Metric: 1
    RX packets:0 errors: 0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped: 0 overruns: 0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen :0
    RX bytes :0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

    :~# ifconfig wlan0 up
    wlan0: Error while getting interface flags: No such device

    Any advice, where im going wrong? Thankyou.
    Funny, i have the same problem, only i use an apple macbook, running BT inside parallels...

    Guess parallels is the mac version of VMware...

    Still,... any advice ?

    Ow,... and parallels doesnt provide an option to turn usb on or off....

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    Well im online, but one more question my network adapter doesnt flash? I know its kinda silly cause its still working but, id like to be able to see it working if u get me? And ive searched that ones definetly not on here!

    Im on MacBook too mate, but im using VMware Fusion if u get that i may be able to help ya get online, this lot dont seem to bother cause they prob get it everyday!

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    Smiler: That's probably something to do with led_cfg. I'd try upgrading the kernel to the latest one that's in the repository and if its still no dice, maybe you need to tinker around if you want flashing led.

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