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I have BT running in a VM on windows 7. I just setup my Alfa wireless card with the VM. I'm able to connect to my wireless network correctly but having issues with wireshark data. When i go to capture data i select start on USBMon1, but all the data i see is for protocol USB. Anyone know how to fix this?

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First... stop virtualizing. There is a reason the BT framework comes on a bootable ISO.

Second... just because you can select your wifi card as a virtual network adapter... does not mean it will work properly. For BT/almost any good wifi-tools out there, you must be able to configure your wifi adapter into some form of promiscuous mode; meaning it will capture and report all traffic... and not just the packets that are destined for that machine.

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Well i purchased the Alfa AWUS036H for this reason. So i guess it's just not possible being in a VM? Doesn't entirely make sense I've heard in the past people saying BT runs great virtualized. – chris May 15 '12 at 18:28
Don't attach the network adapter as a virtual network adapter... attach it as a usb device... and let the BT have full control of it. – TheCompWiz May 15 '12 at 18:32

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