Thank you for the many replies.
I will try to provide as much info as I can think of.
Yes, I am trying to perform pentesting on wireless networks.
I have BT5R3 64bit running on Oracle Virtual Box: https://www.virtualbox.org/. I have installed guest and extensions, USB seems to work fine with the VM.
When I connect the USB adapter to the VM it does disconnect from windows like you say...
IFCONFIG says this:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:27:60:f7:37
inet6 addr: fe80::a00:27ff:fe60:f737/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:3888 (3.8 KB)
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:77 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:77 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:5417 (5.4 KB) TX bytes:5417 (5.4 KB)
Is there anything else I missed?
Thank you again for helping