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    Default vmware player and Packet Capture

    A quick question about running Back Track 4 under VMware Player. I have used Back Track only in stand alone or dual boot configurations up to this point and am attempting it under VM now. I noticed that packet scanning seems to be problematic. Using the “Bridged” setting under VMware player I cannot take full control of any physical network card to get it into promiscuous mode. Please advise.
    System Specs:
    Gateway MX6421
    2GB Ram
    Ubuntu 910
    VMware player:
    512 Dedicated
    20GB VM

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    Default Re: vmware player and Packet Capture

    Virtual Operating systems cannot use the physical wifi card only usb wifi. The will use the physical wifi and replicate it as a wired interface however you can not , for example use a pcomia wifi card as wifi in a virtual guest.

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    Default Re: vmware player and Packet Capture

    So... If I use a USB wireless (or wired) card I should be able to put in into promiscuous mode from within the VM?

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    Default Re: vmware player and Packet Capture

    If u want to use BT in vmware. and you want to use aircrack-ng or any other software that uses wlan you need a USB wlan device

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    Default Re: vmware player and Packet Capture

    Thanks all

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