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    No Wireless Extensions

    I am trying to test out Airmon-ng and Aircrack-ng when I was trying to make sure my wireless adapter was configured.

    I am running Kali Linux on MacBook Pro through VMWare Fusion.

    I ran ifconfig and noticed my wireless adapter was not coming up.

    ifconfig
    eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
    inet 192.168.2.23 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.2.255
    inet6 fe80::20c:29ff:fe91:ef41 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link>
    ether 00:0c:29:91:ef:41 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
    RX packets 22190 bytes 33248713 (31.7 MiB)
    RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
    TX packets 6077 bytes 408424 (398.8 KiB)
    TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

    lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536
    inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0
    inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10<host>
    loop txqueuelen 1000 (Local Loopback)
    RX packets 20 bytes 1116 (1.0 KiB)
    RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
    TX packets 20 bytes 1116 (1.0 KiB)
    TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0


    I also ran iwconfig

    iwconfig
    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    lo no wireless extensions.


    My adapter is configured in the VMWare Fusion System Settings and I can get out to the internet. I can ping 8.8.8.8

    ping 8.8.8.8
    PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=1 ttl=56 time=5.69 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=2 ttl=56 time=8.89 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=3 ttl=56 time=5.67 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=4 ttl=56 time=7.96 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=5 ttl=56 time=8.56 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=6 ttl=56 time=8.19 ms


    I would love help to resolve this.

    Thank you,

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    The wireless card, when using virtualization, must be USB. It cannot see internal card.

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    Thanks Mister X for letting me know. That seems to be an issue that I would assume VMWare would fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitedragon21 View Post
    Thanks Mister X for letting me know. That seems to be an issue that I would assume VMWare would fix.
    They won't. You have to configure VMWare to work with your wifi adapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _defalt View Post
    They won't. You have to configure VMWare to work with your wifi adapter.
    ok sorry I am receiving mixed answers. Does VMWare and Kali Linux recongize your internal wireless adapter on a MacBook Pro? As I mentioned above. The adapter appears to be configured in the Settings, I can ping out but the ifconfig and iwconfig does not see it.

    How do I resolve this if VMWare and Kali does use the internal wireless adapter on a MacBook Pro

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    If you're doing wireless work from a virtual machine, you'll need a compatible USB wi-fi card. Good wi-fi cards cost $50 U.S. Dollars or less. It will save you a lot of time and aggravation.

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