any way to have vmware fusion show a wireless adapter?

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    heres the deal, i troubleshoot vista/xp/win7 all day at work

    i bring in my macbook and it helps out alot because i have an image of each system loaded up in vm ware fusion.
    is there a way i can have my macbook's airport wireless adapter show up within the systems? instead of having it show as a gigabit ethernet adapter.
    it would make it so much easier to troubleshoot wireless

    if that doesn't work, i guess i'll just buy a usb wifi adapter
     
  2. deusexaethera

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    No, there isn't. The network adaptor is one of the things VMware abstracts for the VMs.

    I don't know if even buying a USB wifi adaptor will work; I think as soon as OSX registers it as a network adaptor, VMware will treat it as a network adaptor and not as a generic USB device.
     
  3. dorkultra

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    you think parallels will do it?
     
  4. TheWeasel

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    Trying to do some wireless cracking or something?
     
  5. dorkultra

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    :rofl: , actually no. i just need to be able to troubleshoot xp/vista/win7 wireless on the fly
     
  6. dorkultra

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    i bought a usb adapter, works great. shows up as a wireless adapter
     

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