"BT5r3 64bit GNOME" HOST won't create a network interface for USB wireless adapter, but "BT5r3 64bit GNOME" VM creates a network interface such as wlan0.

Hello folks,

I had installed "Backtrack 5 R3 64bit GNOME" in an External USB HDD. BT5r3 "automatically" recognizes the built-in wireless/wired card and show its network interface as wlan0/eth0 respectively. It also detects the USB wireless adapter via "lsusb" command, but it doesn't create a network interface such as wlan1.

"lsusb" command shows:
-------------- Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n

The USB wireless adapter is supported by the preloaded drivers of BT5r3 because...

When I install "BT5r3 64bit GNOME" in a VM, it "automatically" detects my USB wireless adapter, so it creates a network interface as "wlan0".

I had tried different ways that I had found in the internet but it doesn't seem to work for me. Some of the things that I've done so far:

- at first I install driver ath9k_htc, do lsmod, modprobe, reboot PC etc... - didn't work for me
- install also ndiswrapper... - didn't work either
- airmon-ng ONLY shows the built-in wifi, NOT the USB wi-fi adapter. The built-in wi-fi is named "wlan0" by the HOST:

Interface Chipset Driver

wlan0 Atheros ath9k - [phy0]


- I already upgraded BT5r3... - didn't work
- in the end I found out that THERE IS NO NEED for the USB wi-fi driver installation because "BT5r3 in VM" automatically detects USB wi-fi adapter and creates an interface as wlan0.
- meaning to say that upon installation of BT5r3, BT5r3 has the driver for this type of hardware USB wi-fi adapter.

- I modify the file in the HOST
/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
- I used the same file in the VM that has the USB wireless info, then replace the HOST file
- also try to renamed the HOST file built-in wi-fi "wlan0" to "wlan1", still no interface for USB wi-fi - let's say as wlan0 (I'm hoping that after rebooting, the HOST will create another interface for USB wireless adapter)
- I also try to erase this HOST file then reboot PC, hoping that the new file that it will create has additional interface such as wlan1.

How can I make my HOST "BT5r3 64bit GNOME" creates a network interface for my USB wirelesss adapter? Thanks.