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    Default wi-fi works on live dvd but not in virtual box

    Hi there,
    I am super new to bt4r2. But I am also super excited about using it.Getting to know the programs and what it has to offer too me. That being said I am having some troubles with my wire-less. When I run a live dvd everything is fine, but when I run it in virtual box I cant get it to run(wifi) I have looked all around for examples but have gotten no-where. Here are some specs about my machine
    wifi card= broadcom bcm 4318 which needs a b43 driver to run
    but when I type in lspci I dont find a wireless card.
    when I run ifconfig the only thing that shows up are lo.
    I have tried restarting, turning on wicd downloading b43fwcutter but with no eth0 or wlan0 I cant download anything.
    well I would like to thank all the people that read this and post Thank You and I look forward to hearing for you.

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    Default Re: wi-fi works on live dvd but not in virtual box

    What bit of reading I've done on the subject, I believe a usb wifi adapter must be used in a virtual environment.

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    Default Re: wi-fi works on live dvd but not in virtual box

    Quote Originally Posted by bobweaver View Post
    Hi there,
    I am super new to bt4r2. But I am also super excited about using it.Getting to know the programs and what it has to offer too me. That being said I am having some troubles with my wire-less. When I run a live dvd everything is fine, but when I run it in virtual box I cant get it to run(wifi) I have looked all around for examples but have gotten no-where. Here are some specs about my machine
    wifi card= broadcom bcm 4318 which needs a b43 driver to run
    but when I type in lspci I dont find a wireless card.
    when I run ifconfig the only thing that shows up are lo.
    I have tried restarting, turning on wicd downloading b43fwcutter but with no eth0 or wlan0 I cant download anything.
    well I would like to thank all the people that read this and post Thank You and I look forward to hearing for you.
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    Default Re: wi-fi works on live dvd but not in virtual box

    Nuff said, it is a common issue. Just look around a bit and you should find the answer.

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