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    Default VirtualBox USB Wireless Problems

    Hello everyone!

    I can't get my USB wireless to work right in Backtrack 5 r3 GNOME (Live and installed) within VirtualBox. It seems to work as it should, until I enter 'startx'. Then, it can't find any access points at all. Even if I log back out, it continues to not work. I can still see it if I 'lsusb' or 'iwconfig'. I've tried turning off USB 2.0 support, but it doesn't help. Why would starting X screw it up? It all works fine if I run Backtrack on my actual hardware.

    I guess I could work around it and just use plain CLI... but I like GUI and a 11GB install is a bit excessive for CLI OS. Not to mention not being able to use GUI programs.

    I would most definitely appreciate it if someone could help me with this. I have searched Google and this forum, so I'm sorry if this was answered somewhere.

    Here's my adapter: Ralink Technology, Corps. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter and it uses the rt2800usb driver.

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    Default Re: VirtualBox USB Wireless Problems

    Hrm... I'm not exactly sure what the problem was.... but things seem to be working now... I have no idea why. I'm glad no one has tried to help... would be lame to waste someone's time.

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