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    Default Wireless showing as Ethernet

    Hi, I've been struggling with this for days now, I have installed Backtrack 5, I have Atheros AR9287 wireless card. But whenever I open Wireshark to sniff the wireless network, I am able to see only my own traffic, or traffic targeted to the whole network *.255 only. I've noticed that whenever I try to select the capture interface, wlan0 (which is the wireless adapter) shows as ETHERNET, and I don't have 802.11 option in the drop down list...I've been searching for days now, and couldn't find any useful answer.
    I would like to note that I also tried the following:
    airmon-ng start monitor wlan0 -c 6

    But when I open wireshark, choose mon0 as my interface, I sniff as if I'm not on the network...everything is encrypted, no IP addresses.

    I really do appreciate your help!

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    Default Re: Wireless showing as Ethernet

    Did you install Backtrack in a Virtual Machine because I know that if it is, it can cause problems with it.

    If it is installed in a VM then a good idea may be to change it so the connections are bridged?

    Hope this helped a little bit,

    Unorthodox

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    Default Re: Wireless showing as Ethernet

    Thanks for the reply.
    No it's not a virtual machine, it's a full HDD installation 64 bit.
    Any other thoughts?

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