First of all, do i need to be connected to a network with the same wireless card i'm using because ff i don't connect to a network with my wireless card it shows nothing under interface chipset and driver

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Interface Chipset Driver
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If i don't connect to a network with my wireless card it shows nothing under interface chipset and driver

- Backtrack version: Workstation 6.5-7.x virtual machine
- OS: Ubuntu 64-bit
- Backtrack installation: VM