I've spent the last few hours searching through all the threads on enabling Wireless within Ubuntu (Guest) on Vista (Host) and it seems everyone has a mixed opinion on how this should work. Some believe it's only possible with a USB wireless adaptor (http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=20612&p=88932&hilit=wireless#p88932
) others suggest it works via bridging (http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=19478&p=84009&hilit=+wireless#p84009
) and then there are other topics that talk about the constraints between host-only and virtual (http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16396
My machine is a Lenovo X301 with an Intel Wifi 5300 card and I'm running VirtualBox 3.0.2 on Vista with Ubuntu (Back Track 4 Pre Final) as the guest. I'm trying to setup my wireless card to work within Ubuntu so I can search for and connect to wireless networks.
I have configured the VB to use my Intel Wifi 5300 as a second network adapter in bridged mode as per the screenshot below;
However when I launch the VB, it only shows two wired interfaces (eth0
) via ifconfig
reports there are no wireless extensions
present. It's also worht mentioning lspci
returns two entries with Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]
Can someone please explain what I am missing here? I was of the opinion these drivers were present in this build and already compiled within the kernel so what else is there to configure?