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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Alfa AWUS051NH v2 RT3572 not working with rt2800usb

    EDIT: Updated this post with more information. Please note that my adapter has the Ralink RT3572 chipset.

    I currently have Kali Linux 2016.1 64-bit installed in VirtualBox 5.0.14r105127. Whenever I connect my Alfa AWUS051NH v2 (RT3572), it is recognized and rt2800usb is loaded, however I am unable to see any wireless networks, and I have to unload/reload rt2800usb/rt2x00usb in order to even get that and monitor mode to work, however they work sporadically. Packet injection does not work at all.

    I have tried using modified vendor STA drivers but monitor mode does not work with these.

    lsusb, lsmod, and dmesg output (duplicate lines removed):
    Code:
    root@kali-vm:~# lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:3572 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT3572 Wireless Adapter
    
    root@kali-vm:~# lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    arc4                   16384  2
    rt2800usb              28672  0
    rt2x00usb              24576  1 rt2800usb
    rt2800lib              94208  1 rt2800usb
    rt2x00lib              53248  3 rt2x00usb,rt2800lib,rt2800usb
    mac80211              626688  3 rt2x00lib,rt2x00usb,rt2800lib
    cfg80211              540672  2 mac80211,rt2x00lib
    crc_ccitt              16384  1 rt2800lib
    fuse                   94208  3
    bnep                   20480  2
    nfnetlink_queue        20480  0
    nfnetlink_log          20480  0
    nfnetlink              16384  2 nfnetlink_log,nfnetlink_queue
    bluetooth             512000  5 bnep
    rfkill                 24576  5 cfg80211,bluetooth
    vboxsf                 45056  0
    binfmt_misc            20480  1
    ppdev                  20480  0
    snd_intel8x0           40960  4
    snd_ac97_codec        126976  1 snd_intel8x0
    iosf_mbi               16384  0
    evdev                  20480  18
    joydev                 20480  0
    psmouse               126976  0
    sg                     32768  0
    pcspkr                 16384  0
    snd_pcm               102400  2 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0
    serio_raw              16384  0
    snd_timer              32768  1 snd_pcm
    snd                    81920  12 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0,snd_timer,snd_pcm
    vboxvideo              16384  2
    vboxguest             278528  8 vboxsf
    parport_pc             28672  0
    i2c_piix4              24576  0
    battery                16384  0
    8250_fintek            16384  0
    soundcore              16384  1 snd
    ac97_bus               16384  1 snd_ac97_codec
    button                 16384  0
    acpi_cpufreq           20480  0
    parport                49152  2 ppdev,parport_pc
    drm                   348160  4 vboxvideo
    video                  36864  0
    ac                     16384  0
    processor              36864  1 acpi_cpufreq
    autofs4                40960  2
    ext4                  577536  1
    crc16                  16384  2 ext4,bluetooth
    mbcache                20480  1 ext4
    jbd2                  106496  1 ext4
    hid_generic            16384  0
    usbhid                 49152  0
    hid                   118784  2 hid_generic,usbhid
    sr_mod                 24576  0
    cdrom                  57344  1 sr_mod
    sd_mod                 40960  3
    ohci_pci               16384  0
    crct10dif_pclmul       16384  0
    crc32_pclmul           16384  0
    crc32c_intel           24576  0
    jitterentropy_rng      16384  0
    sha256_ssse3           28672  1
    sha256_generic         24576  1 sha256_ssse3
    hmac                   16384  1
    drbg                   24576  1
    ansi_cprng             16384  0
    ahci                   36864  2
    ohci_hcd               49152  1 ohci_pci
    ehci_pci               16384  0
    libahci                32768  1 ahci
    ehci_hcd               77824  1 ehci_pci
    libata                233472  2 ahci,libahci
    aesni_intel           167936  0
    aes_x86_64             20480  1 aesni_intel
    lrw                    16384  1 aesni_intel
    gf128mul               16384  1 lrw
    e1000                 135168  0
    glue_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
    ablk_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
    usbcore               233472  7 rt2x00usb,ohci_hcd,ohci_pci,rt2800usb,ehci_hcd,ehci_pci,usbhid
    cryptd                 20480  2 aesni_intel,ablk_helper
    usb_common             16384  1 usbcore
    scsi_mod              229376  4 sg,libata,sd_mod,sr_mod
    
    root@kali-vm:~# dmesg
    [  143.007621] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
    [  143.331824] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=148f, idProduct=3572
    [  143.331827] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [  143.331828] usb 1-1: Product: 802.11 n WLAN
    [  143.331829] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: Ralink
    [  143.331830] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 1.0
    [  144.373418] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
    [  144.373421] cfg80211:  DFS Master region: unset
    [  144.373422] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp), (dfs_cac_time)
    [  144.373423] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
    [  144.373425] cfg80211:   (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
    [  144.373426] cfg80211:   (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
    [  144.373427] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
    [  144.373428] cfg80211:   (5250000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (0 s)
    [  144.373429] cfg80211:   (5490000 KHz - 5730000 KHz @ 160000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (0 s)
    [  144.373430] cfg80211:   (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 80000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
    [  144.373432] cfg80211:   (57240000 KHz - 63720000 KHz @ 2160000 KHz), (N/A, 0 mBm), (N/A)
    [  144.643531] usb 1-1: reset high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
    [  144.957320] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 3572, rev 0223 detected
    [  145.480754] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rf: Info - RF chipset 0009 detected
    [  145.490478] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
    [  145.490720] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb
    [  145.503167] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [  145.503229] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2870.bin'
    [  145.509389] rt2800usb 1-1:1.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware rt2870.bin
    [  145.509396] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Firmware detected - version: 0.29
    [  156.991560] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [  220.352288] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x1004 with error -110
    [  220.499789] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x06 failed for offset 0x1004 with error -110
    [  220.642397] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x101c with error -110
    [  220.789761] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x06 failed for offset 0x101c with error -110
    [  442.287762] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_watchdog_tx_dma: Warning - TX queue 0 DMA timed out, invoke forced forced reset
    [  443.174398] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x0500 with error -110
    [  459.260893] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x0438 with error -110
    [  459.368293] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_watchdog_tx_dma: Warning - TX queue 0 DMA timed out, invoke forced forced reset
    [  461.490124] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x1328 with error -110
    [  462.527507] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_watchdog_tx_dma: Warning - TX queue 0 DMA timed out, invoke forced forced reset
    [  482.917882] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_watchdog_tx_dma: Warning - TX queue 0 DMA timed out, invoke forced forced reset
    [ 1133.667431] ieee80211 phy0: rt2800_wait_csr_ready: Error - Unstable hardware
    Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

    SOLVED

    Don't use USB 2.0 (EHCI) in VirtualBox. Use USB 3.0 (xHCI).

    That was an upsettingly simple solution.
    Last edited by Huskehn; 2016-02-01 at 11:53. Reason: SOLVED

  2. #2
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    i have the same problem with tplink WN7200ND(rt2800usb driver) on my notebook, but on PC it works. My thread is currently being verified by moderators so when it does appear you can check also check it.

  3. #3
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    I'm having the same problem. I'm using Kali Linux 2.0 with VirtualBox 5.0.4 (host system is Apple OSX 10.10.5) and an Alfa AWUS036NH USB adapter. The WiFi adapter is attached to the VM, but if I go to Wi-Fi -> Select Network, nothing shows:

    no_wifi.jpg

    My output from lsmod looks exactly the same as Huskehn's, but his solution using rmmod doesn't seem to work for me.

    Here's the details of what happens when I try to get airodump-ng working:

    ifconfig:

    Code:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 08:00:27:b5:2d:08  
              inet addr:10.0.2.15  Bcast:10.0.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::a00:27ff:feb5:2d08/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:7 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:65 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:1086 (1.0 KiB)  TX bytes:10141 (9.9 KiB)
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
              RX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:1440 (1.4 KiB)  TX bytes:1440 (1.4 KiB)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:c0:ca:5a:1e:78  
              UP BROADCAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

    airmon-ng start wlan0:

    Code:
    No interfering processes found
    PHY	Interface	Driver		Chipset
    
    phy1	wlan0		rt2800usb	Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070
    		(mac80211 monitor mode vif enabled for [phy1]wlan0 on [phy1]wlan0mon)
    		(mac80211 station mode vif disabled for [phy1]wlan0)

    ifconfig wlan0mon:

    Code:
    wlan0mon  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-C0-CA-5A-1E-78-20-C4-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

    airodump-ng wlan0mon:

    airodump.jpg

    As you can see, neither airodump-ng nor the network manager appears able to pick up any WiFi networks even though there are many around (my built-in WiFi card picks up about a dozen).

    Apologies if I've hijacked the post, but it seemed best to post here as the problem is almost exactly as the OP stated.

  4. #4
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    i'm currently researching this problem and found that if i change the firmware(rt2870.bin) to a different one i am able to see wifi networks but can't connect to my wpa2 network. Try to install firmware from here http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads1/downloads/ . It's located in /common folder. Copy from /common to /lib/firmware/rt2870.bin and restart. When using the adapter check "dmesg" it will show you which firmware version you are using. The one i provided you is v33, here https://packages.debian.org/search?k...irmware-ralink is version29(0.29). Currently i'm testing so when i'm done i will write here if i succeeded

  5. #5
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    Well, i keep getting random results. I tried to get it to work in kali2.0 and kali 1 and in both cases sometimes it works sometimes doesn't. The most recent test showed that in kali1 i can find networks - i removed (apt-get remove network-manager) standard network manager and installed "wicd", also installed this firmware https://packages.debian.org/wheezy-b...irmware-ralink , i rebooted and after that i was able to find wifi networks, but when i tried to connect to my network (wpa2-aes, NG, dd-wrt) it says "password incorrect". The same results i get with kali2.0 ,the adapter works randomly.

  6. #6
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    After many hours of testing the adapter still doesn't work. i even tried to install debian 8.2 and there the problem still persists like in kali. I was using these backport drivers https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...0150903.tar.gz
    When i tried using only wpa_supplicant to connect to my network i got these errors :
    Code:
    wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c /etc/wpa2.conf
    Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant
    ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Invalid argument
    ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Invalid argument
    wpa2.conf
    Code:
    network={
    	ssid="mynetwork"
    	#psk="mypassword"
    	psk=69e49214ef4e7e23d0ece077c2faf3c73f7522ad52a26b33527fa78d9033ff35
    }
    dmesg
    Code:
    [  486.244374] usb 1-1: reset high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
    [  487.037145] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 3070, rev 0201 detected
    [  487.501561] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rf: Info - RF chipset 0005 detected
    [  487.506647] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
    [  487.507652] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb
    [  491.202637] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2870.bin'
    [  491.202717] rt2800usb 1-1:1.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware rt2870.bin
    [  491.202722] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Firmware detected - version: 0.29
    [  494.344574] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    When trying to connect using wicd, i get "incorrect password" error.
    I wrote and email to driver developers linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org, backports@vger.kernel.org and gave them links to my and this thread. Maybe they will fix this.
    Last edited by kali2015; 2015-09-25 at 14:25.

  7. #7
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    Bumping this thread because I am still having this issue on Kali Linux 2016.1. The best I can get from this adapter is monitor mode, but packet injection still is not working. I have updated the OP with more information. Someone, please help.

    I have tried the latest backports with no success. Here's what I did, if it matters:

    Code:
    apt-get update && apt-get -y upgrade
    apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    cd /usr/src
    wget https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/backports/stable/v4.4-rc2/backports-4.4-rc2-1.tar.gz
    tar xvf backports-4.4-rc2-1.tar.gz
    cd backports-4.4-rc2-1/
    make defconfig-wifi
    make
    make install
    update-initramfs -u
    reboot
    Then:

    Code:
    service network-manager stop
    airmon-ng check kill
    airmon-ng start wlan0
    airodump-ng wlan0mon
    airodump-ng runs, but shows no APs. I'm still stuck.

    SOLVED

    Don't use USB 2.0 (EHCI) in VirtualBox. Use USB 3.0 (xHCI).

    That was an upsettingly simple solution.
    Last edited by Huskehn; 2016-02-01 at 11:54.

  8. #8
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    not completely solved but this should

    Quote Originally Posted by Huskehn View Post
    EDIT: Updated this post with more information. Please note that my adapter has the Ralink RT3572 chipset.

    I currently have Kali Linux 2016.1 64-bit installed in VirtualBox 5.0.14r105127. Whenever I connect my Alfa AWUS051NH v2 (RT3572), it is recognized and rt2800usb is loaded, however I am unable to see any wireless networks, and I have to unload/reload rt2800usb/rt2x00usb in order to even get that and monitor mode to work, however they work sporadically. Packet injection does not work at all.

    I have tried using modified vendor STA drivers but monitor mode does not work with these.

    lsusb, lsmod, and dmesg output (duplicate lines removed):
    Code:
    root@kali-vm:~# lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:3572 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT3572 Wireless Adapter
    
    root@kali-vm:~# lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    arc4                   16384  2
    rt2800usb              28672  0
    rt2x00usb              24576  1 rt2800usb
    rt2800lib              94208  1 rt2800usb
    rt2x00lib              53248  3 rt2x00usb,rt2800lib,rt2800usb
    mac80211              626688  3 rt2x00lib,rt2x00usb,rt2800lib
    cfg80211              540672  2 mac80211,rt2x00lib
    crc_ccitt              16384  1 rt2800lib
    fuse                   94208  3
    bnep                   20480  2
    nfnetlink_queue        20480  0
    nfnetlink_log          20480  0
    nfnetlink              16384  2 nfnetlink_log,nfnetlink_queue
    bluetooth             512000  5 bnep
    rfkill                 24576  5 cfg80211,bluetooth
    vboxsf                 45056  0
    binfmt_misc            20480  1
    ppdev                  20480  0
    snd_intel8x0           40960  4
    snd_ac97_codec        126976  1 snd_intel8x0
    iosf_mbi               16384  0
    evdev                  20480  18
    joydev                 20480  0
    psmouse               126976  0
    sg                     32768  0
    pcspkr                 16384  0
    snd_pcm               102400  2 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0
    serio_raw              16384  0
    snd_timer              32768  1 snd_pcm
    snd                    81920  12 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0,snd_timer,snd_pcm
    vboxvideo              16384  2
    vboxguest             278528  8 vboxsf
    parport_pc             28672  0
    i2c_piix4              24576  0
    battery                16384  0
    8250_fintek            16384  0
    soundcore              16384  1 snd
    ac97_bus               16384  1 snd_ac97_codec
    button                 16384  0
    acpi_cpufreq           20480  0
    parport                49152  2 ppdev,parport_pc
    drm                   348160  4 vboxvideo
    video                  36864  0
    ac                     16384  0
    processor              36864  1 acpi_cpufreq
    autofs4                40960  2
    ext4                  577536  1
    crc16                  16384  2 ext4,bluetooth
    mbcache                20480  1 ext4
    jbd2                  106496  1 ext4
    hid_generic            16384  0
    usbhid                 49152  0
    hid                   118784  2 hid_generic,usbhid
    sr_mod                 24576  0
    cdrom                  57344  1 sr_mod
    sd_mod                 40960  3
    ohci_pci               16384  0
    crct10dif_pclmul       16384  0
    crc32_pclmul           16384  0
    crc32c_intel           24576  0
    jitterentropy_rng      16384  0
    sha256_ssse3           28672  1
    sha256_generic         24576  1 sha256_ssse3
    hmac                   16384  1
    drbg                   24576  1
    ansi_cprng             16384  0
    ahci                   36864  2
    ohci_hcd               49152  1 ohci_pci
    ehci_pci               16384  0
    libahci                32768  1 ahci
    ehci_hcd               77824  1 ehci_pci
    libata                233472  2 ahci,libahci
    aesni_intel           167936  0
    aes_x86_64             20480  1 aesni_intel
    lrw                    16384  1 aesni_intel
    gf128mul               16384  1 lrw
    e1000                 135168  0
    glue_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
    ablk_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
    usbcore               233472  7 rt2x00usb,ohci_hcd,ohci_pci,rt2800usb,ehci_hcd,ehci_pci,usbhid
    cryptd                 20480  2 aesni_intel,ablk_helper
    usb_common             16384  1 usbcore
    scsi_mod              229376  4 sg,libata,sd_mod,sr_mod
    
    root@kali-vm:~# dmesg
    [  143.007621] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
    [  143.331824] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=148f, idProduct=3572
    [  143.331827] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [  143.331828] usb 1-1: Product: 802.11 n WLAN
    [  143.331829] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: Ralink
    [  143.331830] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 1.0
    [  144.373418] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
    [  144.373421] cfg80211:  DFS Master region: unset
    [  144.373422] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp), (dfs_cac_time)
    [  144.373423] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
    [  144.373425] cfg80211:   (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
    [  144.373426] cfg80211:   (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
    [  144.373427] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
    [  144.373428] cfg80211:   (5250000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (0 s)
    [  144.373429] cfg80211:   (5490000 KHz - 5730000 KHz @ 160000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (0 s)
    [  144.373430] cfg80211:   (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 80000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
    [  144.373432] cfg80211:   (57240000 KHz - 63720000 KHz @ 2160000 KHz), (N/A, 0 mBm), (N/A)
    [  144.643531] usb 1-1: reset high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
    [  144.957320] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 3572, rev 0223 detected
    [  145.480754] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rf: Info - RF chipset 0009 detected
    [  145.490478] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
    [  145.490720] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb
    [  145.503167] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [  145.503229] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2870.bin'
    [  145.509389] rt2800usb 1-1:1.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware rt2870.bin
    [  145.509396] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Firmware detected - version: 0.29
    [  156.991560] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [  220.352288] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x1004 with error -110
    [  220.499789] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x06 failed for offset 0x1004 with error -110
    [  220.642397] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x101c with error -110
    [  220.789761] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x06 failed for offset 0x101c with error -110
    [  442.287762] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_watchdog_tx_dma: Warning - TX queue 0 DMA timed out, invoke forced forced reset
    [  443.174398] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x0500 with error -110
    [  459.260893] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x0438 with error -110
    [  459.368293] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_watchdog_tx_dma: Warning - TX queue 0 DMA timed out, invoke forced forced reset
    [  461.490124] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x1328 with error -110
    [  462.527507] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_watchdog_tx_dma: Warning - TX queue 0 DMA timed out, invoke forced forced reset
    [  482.917882] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_watchdog_tx_dma: Warning - TX queue 0 DMA timed out, invoke forced forced reset
    [ 1133.667431] ieee80211 phy0: rt2800_wait_csr_ready: Error - Unstable hardware
    Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

    SOLVED

    Don't use USB 2.0 (EHCI) in VirtualBox. Use USB 3.0 (xHCI).

    That was an upsettingly simple solution.
    Configuration:
    WIN10 / VB 5.1.12 / Card awus051nh V2
    Symptons :
    Identical - airmon-ng start wlan0 check kill would create wlan0mon. airodump-ng wlan0mon would not pickup anything at all.

    TroubleShooting steps:
    Looked via WIN10 noticed it was not picking up 5g signals only 2.4g. Updated drivers from Alpha's website. This resolved the WIN10. Then would have sporadic results when checking Kali wireless connections whether or not it would pickup anything around me. Also Fluxion would not recognize and exit out stating wireless card not found.

    Final Solution:
    As stated the USB xHCI 3.0 needed to be set. I also downloaded drivers from Alpha for Linux. In firmware zip is rt2870.bin, renamed /lib/firmware/rt2870.bin (from instalation and updated via apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y followed by apt-get distro-upgrade) to /lib/firmware/rt2870.bin.old I then copied the rt2870.bin from Alpha website to /var/firmware. Restarted box shutdown -r now.

    Now everything works as intendted so far. I can create a monitor on the card using airmon-ng and pickup everything around me as well as fluxion. I have not tested further with de-auths and WPA2 cracking (working on that test next). I will update on those results, but it would seem for now that updating the WIN10 drivers for the card from alpha and inside of Kali is the solution.

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    Thank god i found this thread! I've spent days trying to figure out why mine wouldn't work and followed the advise of changing the USB from 2.0 to 3.0 and it worked, thanks for posting that update OP!

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