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Thread: Wi-Fi USB Adapter doesn't show networks

  1. #1
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    Wi-Fi USB Adapter doesn't show networks

    Hi everyone,

    I recently bought a Wi-Fi USB Adapter to use wifi on my kali. I state that I have installed it on VMware Workstation version 10 and kali recognizes the card.


    root@kali:~# lsusb

    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter


    root@kali:~# lshw -C network

    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 2
    bus info: usb@2:1
    logical name: wlan0
    serial: 00:00:00:00:00:22
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2800usb driverversion=4.6.0-kali1-amd64 firmware=0.29 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn


    root@kali:~# rfkill list

    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no


    root@kali:~#airmon-ng

    PHY Interface Driver Chipset

    phy1 wlan0 rt2800usb Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070



    On my windows 7 it works, I can see every router but here I can't. The driver seem installed because I see the card but regardless I can't see anything.

    At last I tried to check syslog with 3 steps:
    1) unplug the card
    2) tail the syslog
    3) plug the card

    Here the result:


    root@kali:~# tail -n 0 -f /var/log/syslog

    Sep 7 10:54:19 kali kernel: [ 1318.426676] usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci
    Sep 7 10:54:19 kali kernel: [ 1318.725981] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=148f, idProduct=3070
    Sep 7 10:54:19 kali kernel: [ 1318.725989] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    Sep 7 10:54:19 kali kernel: [ 1318.725993] usb 2-1: Product: 802.11 n WLAN
    Sep 7 10:54:19 kali kernel: [ 1318.725997] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Ralink
    Sep 7 10:54:19 kali kernel: [ 1318.726000] usb 2-1: SerialNumber: 1.0
    Sep 7 10:54:19 kali kernel: [ 1318.979064] usb 2-1: reset high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci
    Sep 7 10:54:20 kali kernel: [ 1319.462577] ieee80211 phy1: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 3070, rev 0201 detected
    Sep 7 10:54:20 kali kernel: [ 1320.037764] ieee80211 phy1: rt2x00_set_rf: Info - RF chipset 0005 detected
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali NetworkManager[639]: <info> [1473238461.0035] (wlan0): using nl80211 for WiFi device control
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali kernel: [ 1320.054982] ieee80211 phy1: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali NetworkManager[639]: <info> [1473238461.0036] device (wlan0): driver supports Access Point (AP) mode
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali NetworkManager[639]: <info> [1473238461.0048] manager: (wlan0): new 802.11 WiFi device (/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/3)
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali systemd[1]: Starting Load/Save RF Kill Switch Status...
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali mtp-probe: checking bus 2, device 3: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:11.0/0000:02:03.0/usb2/2-1"
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali mtp-probe: bus: 2, device: 3 was not an MTP device
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali NetworkManager[639]: <info> [1473238461.1448] rfkill2: found WiFi radio killswitch (at /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:11.0/0000:02:03.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/ieee80211/phy1/rfkill2) (driver rt2800usb)
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali systemd[1]: Started Load/Save RF Kill Switch Status.
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali NetworkManager[639]: <info> [1473238461.2064] devices added (path: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:11.0/0000:02:03.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/net/wlan0, iface: wlan0)
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali NetworkManager[639]: <info> [1473238461.2064] device added (path: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:11.0/0000:02:03.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/net/wlan0, iface: wlan0): no ifupdown configuration found.
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali NetworkManager[639]: <info> [1473238461.2065] device (wlan0): state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed') [10 20 2]
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali kernel: [ 1320.278782] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali kernel: [ 1320.278836] ieee80211 phy1: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2870.bin'
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali kernel: [ 1320.290413] rt2800usb 2-1:1.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware rt2870.bin
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali kernel: [ 1320.290425] ieee80211 phy1: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Firmware detected - version: 0.29
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali dbus[606]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.Avahi' unit='dbus-org.freedesktop.Avahi.service'
    Sep 7 10:54:21 kali dbus[606]: [system] Activation via systemd failed for unit 'dbus-org.freedesktop.Avahi.service': Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.Avahi.service not found.
    Sep 7 10:54:23 kali dbus[606]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.Avahi' unit='dbus-org.freedesktop.Avahi.service'
    Sep 7 10:54:23 kali dbus[606]: [system] Activation via systemd failed for unit 'dbus-org.freedesktop.Avahi.service': Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.Avahi.service not found.
    Sep 7 10:54:23 kali ModemManager[596]: <info> Couldn't check support for device at '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:11.0/0000:02:03.0/usb2/2-1': not supported by any plugin
    Sep 7 10:54:25 kali snmpd[681]: IfIndex of an interface changed. Such interfaces will appear multiple times in IF-MIB.
    Sep 7 10:54:25 kali kernel: [ 1324.092904] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    Sep 7 10:54:25 kali NetworkManager[639]: <info> [1473238465.1124] sup-iface[0x14d96e0,wlan0]: supports 4 scan SSIDs
    Sep 7 10:54:25 kali NetworkManager[639]: <info> [1473238465.1142] device (wlan0): supplicant interface state: starting -> ready
    Sep 7 10:54:25 kali NetworkManager[639]: <info> [1473238465.1145] device (wlan0): state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available') [20 30 42]
    Sep 7 10:54:25 kali kernel: [ 1324.186777] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    Sep 7 10:54:28 kali wpa_supplicant[721]: wlan0: Reject scan trigger since one is already pending
    Sep 7 10:54:30 kali NetworkManager[639]: <info> [1473238470.6292] device (wlan0): supplicant interface state: ready -> inactive
    Sep 7 10:54:51 kali gnome-terminal-server[1788]: (gnome-terminal-server:1788): Gtk-WARNING **: Allocating size to GtkScrollbar 0xbbe1c0 without calling gtk_widget_get_preferred_width/height(). How does the code know the size to allocate?



    Anyone can help me? Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Hmm, nothing immediately jumps out to me. Does your wifi card work in a hard drive Kali install?

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    What do you mean with "wifi card work in a hard drive Kali install"? I installed Kali in a virtual partition that i created with VMware. On Windows (host) it works perfectly, i can see every net. I don't know what is the problem, on the syslog i see many errors but i can't fix it. I don't know if is a driver or firmware problem or something.

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    News: I tried to boot kali with live cd on a different pc and it works. So maybe the problem its on virtual machine. But i don't know what can be because kali recognizes the card with right drivers.

  5. #5
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    I have same problem. Can somebody help? Why isn't adapter see connections?

  6. #6
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    you did not specify if that issue only happens if the card is in monitor mode or not .
    Can you see wireless AP around you without be in monitor mode in aircrack ?
    did you try before start the monitor mode "airmon-ng check kill" ?

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