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    Default Re: Riferimento: Problems with AWUS036NH USB connecting to BT4 R2 through VMWare

    Can you use the card if you boot of the LiveCD ?
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    Default Re: Problems with AWUS036NH USB connecting to BT4 R2 through VMWare

    Its a macbook does the mac have the ability to see the alfa? Even though the guest os is connected to the USB through VMwares console, doesn't the host also have to be able to recognize it?
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    Default Riferimento: Problems with AWUS036NH USB connecting to BT4 R2 through VMWare

    Mac OS x recognises the card and it works pretty good, it is only the vmware fusion sucks. I do not have live cd so i cant try it on live cd but i am sure it will work when i am natively running on live cd the point is I need it use it through vmware fusion or parallels.

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    I think the problem is vmware fusion, it is locking the usb port, say if I shutdown vmware fusion the problems carries on on snow leopard too, so to use wifi card again i have restart the mac os x.
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    Default Re: Problems with AWUS036NH USB connecting to BT4 R2 through VMWare

    In that case I suggest you try out VMware Player or Virtual Box (both are free).
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    Default Re: Problems with AWUS036NH USB connecting to BT4 R2 through VMWare

    Quote Originally Posted by godzila View Post
    You will have to directly map the USB device to the virtual machine (Vritual Machine -> USB -> Connect <you wireless card>. It needs a direct connection to the USB card.
    Yeah i tried that but when I select Virtual machine -> USB -> Connect <My Wireless card> The whole system just locks up and I have to do a Hard reboot.

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    Default Re: Problems with AWUS036NH USB connecting to BT4 R2 through VMWare

    Are you attaching it as a USB device or as a Network Adaptor?

    Attaching it as a network adaptor will NOT work. Since all you are doing is virtually mapping the device via VMWare's drivers to the guest OS. All the guest will see is the VMware virtual device, not the actual hardware.

    You need to map the actual device as a USB device. Also, make sure there's not more than one USB device being detected in VMware - you will need to map them ALL (that have to do with the Alfa)

    I have the same card on MacOS with Parallels and its working perfectly. Just check your settings.

    Finally, I had a Dell with VMware fusion on it on ubuntu with BT in the VM and I also had USB problems. Switched to Virtualbox and they went away.

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    Default Re: Problems with AWUS036NH USB connecting to BT4 R2 through VMWare

    I have a MacBook Pro 17 running Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.6) and I can confirm that this is a real problem. So far I have found no way to connect the AWUS036NH via USB to the VMWare instance of BT4R2. It locks up the USB port, and if you wait long enough it crashes the VM. Getting the port to work again requires a reboot of the machine.

    A while back someone mentioned they had better luck installing BT4 to VMware from the live CD rather than using the supplied VMware image. I can tell you that in this case, there is no difference at all.

    Also, I should point out that there is no VMware Player for OS X.

    That might leave VirtualBox as an option. Perhaps. But again, this is OS X, not Windows. That may or may not work.

    The AWUS036NH works fine if you boot from CD, but as I am sure you are aware, that is a major pain.

    Whether this bug lies somewhere in a driver, or in VMware, or in BT4, I have no idea. I have had no trouble at all with USB on my Windows VMs.

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