Re: How to make BT5 use a USB wifi adapter in virtual box?
Originally Posted by TopCaliber
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: