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    not detecting wireless..

    I used vmware to install kali 64bit on linux/ubuntu/debian etc. and it doesn't detect my Killer Wireless-N 1202 Network Adapter built into my laptop nor the usb wifi adapter I just bought that uses Ralink RT3070 Chipset in which says on a website it's recommended for kali linux.. please help me i'm a novice.

    here are specs on wifi adapter I just bought specifically for kali

    Wireless (Wi-Fi) Dongle USB Adaptor Card IEEE 802.11 b/g/n. Ralink RT3070 Chipset. TVpad Recommended Wi-Fi Adapter Card, Plug and Play for TVpad. Works For PC / Laptop / Notebook / Computer Hot-Spot Internet Connection - Pocket Size For Travel or Home Use. Color: Black
    Main Features:
    802.11b:1,2,5.5,11Mbps;802.11g;6,9,12,18,24,36,48, 54Mbps; Ralink RT3070 Chipset.
    802.11n20MHz)MCSO-7,Support up to 72Mbps , (40MHz)MCSO-7,Support up to 150Mbps
    OFDM,Peak rate 150Mbps,Peak throughput 90Mbps.
    Power Management
    Wi-Fi Certification:802.11 b/g/n,WPA,WPA2,WMM,WMM-PS

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    Have a look at the output of dmesg, and in /var/log. Those places should give you some info on what's going wrong.

    Be sure to disable your built-in wireless; I've had interference with that and my USB wifi card. As for your USB wifi card, will it go into monitor mode & pass an aireplay-ng packet injection test?

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    What a coincidence, I got the exact same problem, Did grids response help ? i cant find any solution at all so for all thous who say's like grid, thanks but no thanks...
    (I am currently checking a installation that i hope will fix this thou i am very unsure about that it will)


    OBS: I have checked the compat wirles page and i cant find anything about Ralink GBI6810 USB wifi btw this device seems to have the same code as this posts "Ralink RT3070"

    UPDATE 1:
    Now i tested the isntall thou it did not work if im gonna be true then i do not have a clue what i am doing, I could end up with a crached system...

    This is what i tested...

    sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    cd /usr/src/
    sudo wget
    sudo tar xvfJ backports-4.1.1-1.tar.xz
    cd backports-4.1.1-1/
    sudo make defconfig-wifi
    sudo make
    sudo make install
    sudo update-initramfs -u
    After command "make" this came up so im gonna skip this one...
     target '/usr/src/backports-4.1.1-1/drivers/net/wireless/mac80211_hwsim.o' failed
    make[8]: *** [/usr/src/backports-4.1.1-1/drivers/net/wireless/mac80211_hwsim.o] Error 1
    /usr/src/linux-headers-4.6.0-kali1-common/scripts/ recipe for target '/usr/src/backports-4.1.1-1/drivers/net/wireless' failed
    make[7]: *** [/usr/src/backports-4.1.1-1/drivers/net/wireless] Error 2
    /usr/src/linux-headers-4.6.0-kali1-common/Makefile:1446: recipe for target '_module_/usr/src/backports-4.1.1-1' failed
    make[6]: *** [_module_/usr/src/backports-4.1.1-1] Error 2
    Makefile:146: recipe for target 'sub-make' failed
    make[5]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
    Makefile:8: recipe for target 'all' failed
    make[4]: *** [all] Error 2 recipe for target 'modules' failed
    make[3]: *** [modules] Error 2
    Makefile.real:88: recipe for target 'modules' failed
    make[2]: *** [modules] Error 2
    Makefile:40: recipe for target 'modules' failed
    make[1]: *** [modules] Error 2
    Makefile:30: recipe for target 'default' failed
    make: *** [default] Error 2

    Now im TOTALY out of idea's ....

    UPDATE 2:
    Ok i found a solution thou i do not know if this will work for you with thinking that you mentioned that you have a Killer Wirless-N 1202, but i think this should work, (Use at your own risk)
    ifconfig wlan0 down hw ether 00:00:00:00:00:01
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    well it worked, thou directly when i had restarted kali linux it losts its settings and now i dont seem to be able to get ip...

    UPDATE 3:
    Can't no one even say if this USB is supported !?
    this thread has been on the forum for over 4 days and not a followup or nothing, It seems im the only one who can help myself.... Thou i can't I even have checked the compat wirless page from kali and i can't see anything about it.......

    UPDATE 4:
    Now ive done all the compatible searched asked 3 different OS suport and even virtualbox support and this is the problem so far
    Feb 21 09:52:03 kali kernel: ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x1700 with error -110


    UPDATE 5:
    when a search on that i found possible solution maybe, (You more advanced experienced maybe can check it out please)

    If you need a tester then tell me...
    diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00usb.c b/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00usb.c
    index 14142b099019..6bf4067ebf63 100644
    --- a/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00usb.c
    +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00usb.c
    @@ -68,6 +68,12 @@  int rt2x00usb_vendor_request(struct rt2x00_dev *rt2x00dev,
    +	/* If the port is powered down, we get a -EPROTO error, and this
    +	 * leads to a endless loop. So just say that the device is gone.
    +	 */
    +	if (status == -EPROTO)
    +		clear_bit(DEVICE_STATE_PRESENT, &rt2x00dev->flags);
     		   "Vendor Request 0x%02x failed for offset 0x%04x with error %d\n",
     		   request, offset, status);
    This is crazy, it has gone more then 2 years and this **** USB has not been fixed, I who thought kali of all would be the ones with working drivers becux the system is build a little for using wifi penetration and no other os is the n1 in that....
    Last edited by maiki; 2017-02-22 at 11:01. Reason: Merge posts
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    Personally, I would get a known, compatible USB wifi card, and stay away from the backports stuff.

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