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  1. #1
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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 --
    Code:
    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.

    Code:
    lsusb
    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.

  2. #2
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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.

  3. #3
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    Did the updates, everything works fine now. Thanks

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