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Raj

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on: May 06, 2015, 10:19:47 AM
Hi. I'm new to Backbox linux. I installed backbox in vmware. The problem I have is It is not showing any of the wireless connections in it. It shows only the wired connection. How to change it to wireless connection. I am using vmware in windows 8.1 with vmware 10 and the backbox linux is 64 bit. Please help
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weVeg

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Reply #1 on: May 06, 2015, 12:50:14 PM
Hi Raj!
You said it:
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I installed backbox in vmware

you can't connect directly with your bbox, your connections are forwarded always through your host...
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Reply #2 on: May 07, 2015, 06:45:02 AM
Thank you for your information



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Reply #3 on: May 08, 2015, 11:01:38 AM
Found somewhere on internet:

"Workstation doesn't have a wireless NIC type, so direct wireless hardware access is out. If you just want to access through the extant host wireless connection, bridging is your answer.

I think the only way to get a wireless NIC dedicated to the VM would be using a USB wireless NIC as a USB-passthrough device on the VM. When you have Workstation running and a USB device plugged in, it should give you an option to change whether that device is connected to the host or to the VM."



Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


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Reply #4 on: May 09, 2015, 12:05:10 PM
Hi. I'm new to Backbox linux. I installed backbox in vmware. The problem I have is It is not showing any of the wireless connections in it. It shows only the wired connection. How to change it to wireless connection. I am using vmware in windows 8.1 with vmware 10 and the backbox linux is 64 bit. Please help

if you are logically hosted VM, which means you have an OS on top of another OS (to be more specific everything is routed). Said that, how do you thing that you would have a wireless device at logical level?

Sound very silly question bare with me  ;)