first, the centrino chipset isnt supported. or at least that what the people say. second, in vmware the wireless card is read by the OS as an ethernet connection, which is either bridged or NAT-ed to your main OS's (windows 7?) connection. i use win7 host to BT5 KDE 32 in vmware with a USB wireless adapter and it works fine. go realtek, thats the most commonly supported chipset and it works great for cheap prices.