5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 14, 2007 9:09 AM by accessory

    How to check whether a wireless NIC support  Promiscuous Mode?

    accessory Enthusiast

      Hi:

       

      I use WS6.0 and both host and guest OS are win XP. There are two NIC on host , one is wireless , the other is not.

       

      I try to let my guest OS bridge to the wireless NIC. But I found from previous post that the nic should support  Promiscuous Mode. The question is how do I check that?

       

      I try to use "netsh birdge show adapter" but nothing showed up. I also downloaded a software called " PromiscDetect", but it only tells me that the active filter for the adapter. I cannot find the answer from the manufacturer's website either.  Any suggestions?

       

      PS: my wireless card is Intel PRO/wireless 3945 ABG.

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: How to check whether a wireless NIC support  Promiscuous Mode?
          Aldebaran Hot Shot

          I looked here:

           

          http://www.micro-logix.com/WinPcap/Supported.asp

           

          It has some user reports of this card not working, and maybe some mitigations.

           

          Jeff

          • 2. Re: How to check whether a wireless NIC support  Promiscuous Mode?
            KevinG Guru

            But I found from previous post that the nic should support Promiscuous Mode

             

            This information is wrong, the "Wireless" physical network adapter does not have to support Promiscuous Mode to work in  a Bridged virtual network configuration.

             

            Make sure that you are Bridged to the correct physical network adapter in the host. Select "Edit" -> " Virtual Network Settings"

             

            Uncheck "Automatically choose an available physical network adapter to bridge to vmnet0" This is located on the "Automatic Bridge" tab

             

            Select the "Host Virtual Network Mapping" tab and select the physical network adapter that you want to bridge to vmnet0 in the dropdown menu for vmnet0

             

            How is your host connected to the local network / internet? (Cable modem, DSL, Router, Switch...etc)

             

            Post the output from " ipconfig /all " from both the host and guest OS.

             

            Post the .vmx file from the virtual machine

            • 3. Re: How to check whether a wireless NIC support  Promiscuous Mode?
              Build_Interns Enthusiast

              support Promiscuous Mode

               

              The song "Promiscous" is pretty good, but I wouldnt hit Nelly Furtado because she is a mother!

              • 4. Re: How to check whether a wireless NIC support  Promiscuous Mode?
                accessory Enthusiast

                Hi :

                 

                I have already changed the virtual network settings to bridge to the wireless card. I have two NIC on the guest also. One is in bridged mode and the other is in host-only mode.

                 

                The output of ipconfig /all on host is this:

                 

                 

                 

                Windows IP Configuration

                 

                 

                 

                        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : STTRL

                 

                        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :

                 

                        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

                 

                        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

                 

                        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

                 

                        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gmu.edu

                 

                                                            mesa.gmu.edu

                 

                 

                 

                Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet8:

                 

                 

                 

                        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

                 

                        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8

                 

                        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-56-C0-00-08

                 

                        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

                 

                        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.150.1

                 

                        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

                 

                        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

                 

                 

                 

                Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet1:

                 

                 

                 

                        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

                 

                        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1

                 

                        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-56-C0-00-01

                 

                        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

                 

                        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.35.1

                 

                        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

                 

                        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

                 

                 

                 

                Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

                 

                 

                 

                        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : gmu.edu

                 

                        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

                 

                        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-77-37-97-FA

                 

                        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

                 

                        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

                 

                        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 42.218.9.22

                 

                        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.252

                 

                        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 42.218.9.21

                 

                        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 42.0.0.1

                 

                        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 129.174.1.3

                 

                        Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 42.0.0.1

                 

                        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, June 14, 2007 11:36:36 AM

                 

                        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, June 15, 2007 11:36:36 AM

                 

                 

                 

                Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

                 

                 

                 

                        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : mesa.gmu.edu

                 

                        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller

                 

                        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-8B-D2-B5-46

                 

                        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

                 

                        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

                 

                        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 129.174.112.215

                 

                        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0

                 

                        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 129.174.112.1

                 

                        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 129.174.97.3

                 

                        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 129.174.97.3

                 

                                                            129.174.68.227

                 

                                                            129.174.1.3

                 

                        Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 129.174.2.235

                 

                        Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . : 129.174.2.236

                 

                        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, June 14, 2007 11:36:30 AM

                 

                        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, June 14, 2007 7:36:30 PM

                 

                 

                The output of ipconfg on guest is this:[/b]

                 

                 

                Windows IP Configuration

                 

                        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : csis1

                        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :

                        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer

                        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

                        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

                        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : localdomain

                 

                Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

                 

                        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

                        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VMware Accelerated AMD PCNet Adapter

                        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-29-79-BA-0F

                        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

                        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

                        Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.167.210

                        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0

                        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

                 

                Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

                 

                        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : localdomain

                        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VMware Accelerated AMD PCNet Adapter

                        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-29-79-BA-19

                        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

                        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

                        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.35.129

                        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

                        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

                        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.35.254

                        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.35.1

                        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, June 14, 2007 11:45:05 AM

                        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, June 14, 2007 12:15:05 PM

                crtPrc.dll: Removed CreateProcess() (result=0).

                 

                 

                PS: the network for the host-only is 192.168.35. xxx

                 

                BTW: I also noticed that when I after the VM reverts to a snapshot, it will try to get IP again (because the snapshot is taken when using wired NIC), but it cannot get the IP. Then I tried to reboot (both guest OS and host), but it remains the same.

                 

                 

                Thanks.

                • 5. Re: How to check whether a wireless NIC support  Promiscuous Mode?
                  accessory Enthusiast

                  The vmx file for the VM:

                   

                  config.version = "8"

                  virtualHW.version = "6"

                  scsi0.present = "TRUE"

                  memsize = "256"

                  ide0:0.present = "TRUE"

                  ide0:0.fileName = "Windows XP Professional-cl1-000003.vmdk"

                  ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

                  ide1:0.fileName = "auto detect"

                  ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

                  floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"

                  ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

                  ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"

                  ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"

                  usb.present = "TRUE"

                  ehci.present = "TRUE"

                  sound.present = "TRUE"

                  sound.fileName = "-1"

                  sound.autodetect = "TRUE"

                  pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"

                  mks.keyboardFilter = "allow"

                  displayName = "Browser_VM"

                  guestOS = "winxppro"

                  nvram = "GMU-XP1.nvram"

                  deploymentPlatform = "windows"

                  virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"

                  tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"

                   

                  ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"

                  floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"

                  floppy0.fileName = "A:"

                   

                  isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "FALSE"

                   

                  ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

                  uuid.location = "56 4d d1 b7 f0 25 c9 98-76 d9 10 8f d5 79 ba 0f"

                  uuid.bios = "56 4d d1 b7 f0 25 c9 98-76 d9 10 8f d5 79 ba 0f"

                  ide0:0.redo = ""

                  pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"

                  scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"

                  ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "32"

                  sound.pciSlotNumber = "33"

                  ehci.pciSlotNumber = "34"

                  ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:79:ba:0f"

                  ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

                  tools.remindInstall = "FALSE"

                  checkpoint.vmState = ""

                   

                  ide1:0.startConnected = "TRUE"

                  tools.syncTime = "TRUE"

                   

                  fileSearchPath = "C:\IC\GMU-XP;.;E:\virtualOS2\GMU-XP"

                   

                  extendedConfigFile = "GMU-XP1.vmxf"

                  inVMTeam = "FALSE"

                   

                  ethernet1.present = "TRUE"

                  ethernet1.connectionType = "hostonly"

                  ethernet1.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"

                   

                  ethernet1.addressType = "generated"

                  ethernet1.pciSlotNumber = "35"

                  ethernet1.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:79:ba:19"

                  ethernet1.generatedAddressOffset = "10"

                   

                  checkpoint.vmState.readOnly = "FALSE"

                   

                  gui.exitAtPowerOff = "TRUE"

                  sharedFolder.option = "alwaysEnabled"

                  sharedFolder.maxNum = "1"

                  sharedFolder0.present = "TRUE"

                  sharedFolder0.enabled = "TRUE"

                  sharedFolder0.readAccess = "TRUE"

                  sharedFolder0.writeAccess = "TRUE"

                  sharedFolder0.hostPath = "C:\temp"

                  sharedFolder0.guestName = "MyPS"

                  sharedFolder0.expiration = "never"

                   

                  BTW: I am in a university. When I try to use wireless network, it will redirect my home web page to a login page first. Is there anything to do with bridged network?

                   

                  I cannot see the login page in the guest OS. So I guess there is something wrong before that.

                   

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