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  1. This is the weirdest if not funniest setup I’ve made so far. So I can’t help it but to post this one up. It’s rare setup so I believe not many could use this tutorial, but of course you could still make use of the concept. Scenario I’m using a desktop with all hardware working except for my USB WiFi. Thanks to this forum. I’m piggybacking my neighbor’s wireless for Internet connection. Since that’s is my main connectivity to Internet, I can’t afford not to get my USB WiFi. And since I’m such a cheapskate, I don’t want to buy a new supported USB WiFi. Why I choose this setup? I’ve post a tutorial on using Parallels and Windows XP to achieve this. See it here. But XP consumed my memory like crazy. Plus for some reason it crashed quite a lot too. So I went and install Backtrack Linux but Parallel won’t play nice with USB on Linux. Keep getting IRQ 9 disable. Parallels forum said Parallels still lacking in USB support. I don’t know the exact details but I’m sure enough I can’t get any USB to work properly. So here goes. Requirement: 1) OS X up and with Built-In Ethernet running 2) VMware Fusion http://www.vmware.com/beta/fusion/ 3) BackTrack http://www.remote-exploit.org/backtrack.html 4) Unsupported USB WiFi 5) Windows Driver for your USB WiFi (if you want to use ndiswrapper to get it working) 6) A Switch 7) A UTP Cable (yeah…) Step 1 Install VMware Fusion. Step 2 Create new VM. In setting add second virtual cd-rom. Set first cd-rom to Backtrack’s iso, set second cdrom to physical cdrom. Then set network to Bridge Note: It’s important to use bridge instead on Host-Only as previous setup with Parallels. VMware virtual Ethernet is really VIRTUAL. It won’t shows in Network Preferences Panes. Of course you could still use Host-Only and then user this command in terminal to change the gateway “gateway add default VMware_IP” but then you’ll have problem with DNS. In 10.4 you can’t edit /etc/resolv.conf directly. scutil command won’t do any good since it’ll set DNS only for physical Ethernet. Step 3 Plug in UTP cable to you Ethernet socket and to switch (okay, you could also plug it into another computer). This is important to simulate an active Built-In Ethernet. If Built-In Ethernet not active, VMware will start with network disconnected. Step 4 Go to System Preferences > Network. Then configure Built-In Ethernet. Use this setting Configure IPv4 : Manually IP Address : Netmask : Gateway : (this is VMware‘s IP) DNS : Depends on your ISP. Mine is and Click on Apply Now. Step 5 Now start your VMware. Backtrack will load. Then login with username:root and password:toor. Step 6 Insert your USB WiFi. If not automatically connected to VMware. Click on USB logo at bottom right of VMware window and enable you USB WiFi. Open terminal in Backtrack and type lsusb Your USB WiFi should listed there. Step 7 Only follow this if your USB need ndiswrapper to work on linux. I’m using Aztech WL230USB. Insert driver’s disk and mount it. Locate your .inf file. For me it’ll be in /mnt/hdc_cdrom/INF/ Then in terminal run this ndiswrapper –i /mnt/hdc_cdrom/INF/filename.inf ndiswrapper –l (check if driver installed correctly) ndiswrapper –m modprobe ndiswrapper Read more at http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net Step 8 In Backtrack, open WiFi Manager and connect to your favorite AP. Step 9 In Backtrack, open Set IP, then set ip to, net mask for eth0. Ignore gateway and DNS. Step 10 Run this command in Backtrack. echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -o wlan0 -j MASQUERADE these lines will basically make your Backtrack an internet gateway. That’s it! As you can see.. weird setup. But it works!! And when I read again, I realized it’s seems hard for beginner to understand. So if you need help, just let me know. Btw, you might want to do a real install for Backtrack to conserve memory and so your setting will be saved. Follow this instruction - http://garrett.reid.org/backtrack And again, if you want to do this in XP and Parallels, read it here. Cheers!!
  2. Because Parallels will get the hardware profile from OSX itself, so if OSX can't see your integrated WiFi card, then Parallels can't see it too
  3. I run 10.4.8 on my T60, but...

    I think we can conclude that for now, X1400 with native resolution 1280x800 can't force resolution, you just can stick with 1024x768 but still get CI and QE.
  4. Sherry Haibara: Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PC? Wow.. Never thought microsoft can be this smart! But yeah, like you said. Very hard to find. sev7en: how's it going? I would really prefer linux as my gateway than XP.
  5. Thanks guys! Glad I could help
  6. I'm very grateful this forum exist. And after consuming a lot of great information from this forum, I happy to give back. This tutorial will guide you on how to use your Wireless USB using Parallels as gateway. Which basically means, if you can't get your built in WiFi to work but you have a Wireless USB that works on other OS such as Windows or Linux, you could still get internet access! Requirements: 1) Working Wireless USB 2) Parallels 3) Windows XP (of course other OS could work, but I'll cover XP for this tutorial) Lets get to work 1) Download and install Parallels 2) Install Windows XP in Parallels. 3) Before or After installation, change Parallels networking type to Host-Only 4) Go to Parallels Desktop > Preferences > Network and uncheck 'Enable DHCP scope for host-only networking' 5) Go to OSX System preferences > Network. Show 'Built-in Ethernet'. 6) Change Configure IPv4 to Manually 7) Set IP Address to (or anything within to 8) Set Subnet Mask to 9) Set Router to 10) Start Windows XP in Parallels. Then connect you Wireless USB. Click on the USB icon on bottom right of Parallels window. Enable USB. 11) Windows will detect new hardware. Follow normal driver installation as usual. Connect to your Access Point as usual. 12) Go to Control Panel > Network Connections, view properties of your Wireless Network Connection. Click on Advanced and check 'Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet Connection'. Click OK on whatever popup. 13) At this point just fire up Safari and start browsing. The same concept applies to other OS. I'd suggest any Live CD Linux or run Windows with a lot of useless services disable to speedup performance. Cheers! Update: To do this with Linux and VMware Fusion click here