Quote Originally Posted by kidFromBigD View Post
So, I may have something to offer here. But first I do not run VMWare, but instead use the LiveCDof BT most times. My laptop is also very old (circa 2006) but this should do the job...

The drivers I use to power my Intel 2200 chipset are from: http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/

Use the latest version. Unpack them, place all the *.fw files into your BT5 in /lib/firmware and once you do that try:
modprobe -r ipw2200
modprobe ipw2200
airmon-ng start eth1
airodump-ng -w cap eth1
I can only say what worked for me.

Hope this helps.
This works perfect for me !! Thanks a BUNCH! you saved me heaps of time! Thank you again!!!