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    Wireless adapter not being used by Kali

    So here's the rundown;

    When I first installed Kali on my Macbook, I did not have a wireless adapter to use, however it did use the wireless card already installed.
    It's interface was wlan0 and uses a b43 driver and the chipset as specified by 'arimon-ng' is non-mac80211 device.

    I then installed the appropriate driver to use --
    apt-get install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms
    and plugged in my adapter -- Realtek RTL8812AU 2.4 & 5 Ghz USB Wireless Adapter

    Nothing changed, there was no new interface and my old wlan0 interface still had the same configurations.

    shows that the device has been properly inserted.

    My kernel is 4.18.0-kali2-amd64

    What should I do to fix this issue? I've searched everywhere online and haven't found a working solution.

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    Current kernel is 4.19. apt update && apt dist-upgrade then reboot.

    regarding that lsusb command, you don't show the actual output.

    What is the output of 'lsusb' and 'airmon-ng'?

    Before you plug the adapter, clear dmesg (dmesg -c) then plug it and run 'dmesg' then show the output of this last dmesg here.

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    Did the updates, everything works fine now. Thanks

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