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Emulating a usb wireless device for vmware

Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:40 PM

I'm not exactly sure where to start or who to ask so I placed this here.

Currently I am attempting to simulate backtrack 5 using VMware. As many may know, VMware only allows USB wireless devices and not PCI cards. So my questions are these...

Is it possible to have a wireless card send its information to a median that acts as a wireless USB so that VMware picks up the USB as a wireless when in reality it is pulling from the PCI wireless card?

If that is possible what language would I have to write in and what are some pointers to help me establish that goal?

Would it be easier to use some sort of USB storage device as a median instead of emulating a a fake one?

If there is anything else I can provide please let me know.

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Re: Emulating a usb wireless device for vmware

Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:44 PM

Why not just get a usbwifi device and cut out the middle man?
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Re: Emulating a usb wireless device for vmware

Posted 07 June 2012 - 03:49 PM

Well I need a summer project so its a nice place to start. Besides, I'm a poor college student with more time than money (yeah I know their 6$ but I already own the wireless card)
Also I've been looking around and finding that this problem is shared by many others so why not give them a nice alternative?
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