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Thread: How to make BT5 use a USB wifi adapter in virtual box?

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    Default Re: How to make BT5 use a USB wifi adapter in virtual box?

    Quote Originally Posted by TopCaliber View Post
    I've had more than 6 people confirm that the wireless adapter is "plug and play" with backtrack.

    I just don't understand why I can't get it to work when using a VM?

    Is there any bit of information I can post that anybody would find useful? Thanks again.
    Actually, it is currently impossible for a VB (or VM Ware) guest to identify correctly a wireless USB because of the complexity of the USB technology and due to some limitations on the VB programation (in fact, the problem is on the initialization of the device). There's an open Ticket on VB forums since 17 months and there's still no solution to this problem. it happens with windows XP, 7 and all sort of Linux distros (included Backtrack5) See below:

    https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/9511

    Hope this help, and excuse me for my English :P

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    Default Re: How to make BT5 use a USB wifi adapter in virtual box?

    Quote Originally Posted by TopCaliber View Post
    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:

    Code:
     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
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              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
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:5417 (5.4 KB)  TX bytes:5417 (5.4 KB)

    Is there anything else I missed?

    Thank you again for helping
    What type of USB wifi device are you using?..I've tested alfa 500 and alfa 1 and it works fine..It could be some chipset bug, but that depends on the USB brand..

    Would you please post the USB wifi device that you are connecting?..

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    Default Re: How to make BT5 use a USB wifi adapter in virtual box?

    I am using alpha without issues as well. However - I am using VMPlayer (latest build) - Might be worth your time to down VmPlayer (Free) and see if this helps.

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