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    Default Trouble Viewing Wireless Card Information With dmesg, lspci, hard info, Etc.

    Hello,

    I know there are many posts around the Web, the Forums, etc. about finding your wireless card information. However, after searching for several hours, I've come here as a last resort.

    When I issue a command to view my wireless info (like dmesg), a lot of information except an explicit statement of my wireless card shows up...

    This is the output when I run the lspci command:

    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 01)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 01)
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 08)
    00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
    00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
    00:07.7 System peripheral: VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface (rev 10)
    00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter
    00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 01)
    00:11.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI bridge (rev 02)
    00:15.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:15.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:15.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:15.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:15.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:15.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:15.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:15.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:16.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:17.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.1 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.2 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.3 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.4 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.5 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.6 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    00:18.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
    02:00.0 USB Controller: VMware USB1.1 UHCI Controller
    02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 10)
    02:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 02)
    02:03.0 USB Controller: VMware USB2 EHCI Controller
    It displays a lot of info about my pci bridge, host bridge, isa bridge, etc. (I'm not sure what these mean) but I don't see anywhere where it says my wireless card.
    I also downloaded hard info and sysinfo, two applications which provide you your network info. They say the same exact thing as above.

    Other information...

    iwconfig:

    Code:
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      no wireless extensions.
    I'm not exactly sure why it's saying I have no wireless extensions, since I do have a wireless card built into my computer. According to Windows, it's Ralink RT5390.

    I'm running Backtrack 5 R3 using VMWare.

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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    Default Re: Trouble Viewing Wireless Card Information With dmesg, lspci, hard info, Etc.

    You can't use your internal WiFi cards in a Virtual Machine.
    You'll need a USB one.

    *Same goes for using any GPU power, you can't inside a VM*
    Have you...g0tmi1k?

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    Default Re: Trouble Viewing Wireless Card Information With dmesg, lspci, hard info, Etc.

    *Same goes for using any GPU power, you can't inside a VM*
    Why not GPGPU Computing in a VM?

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    Default Re: Trouble Viewing Wireless Card Information With dmesg, lspci, hard info, Etc.

    As g0tm1lk said, wireless cards from host won't work in vm..You can use BT5 dvd live.

    Sorry...Luck...

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    Default Re: Trouble Viewing Wireless Card Information With dmesg, lspci, hard info, Etc.

    Hi guys, thanks for the quick replies.
    Quote Originally Posted by maverik35 View Post
    As g0tm1lk said, wireless cards from host won't work in vm..You can use BT5 dvd live.

    Sorry...Luck...
    :/ Yeah, it's a bummer... just one quick question... once I've burned the .iso file onto my DVD, what do I do? Do I have to partition my hard drive or can I just run it like a liveusb?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Trouble Viewing Wireless Card Information With dmesg, lspci, hard info, Etc.

    It is a liveDVD...No need to install....

    Luck

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