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Thread: Wlan0 not showing up after killing it with "airmon-ng start wlan0" and then "Kill (PID)"

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    Angry Wlan0 not showing up after killing it with "airmon-ng start wlan0" and then "Kill (PID)"

    So i used the command "airmong-ng start wlan0@ then killed the internet and after that wlan0 never showed up again no matter what i did.
    i tried restarting my network manager and i tried restarting Kali Linux and nothing works, and it seems that my internet works fine since since i can access the forums...
    i run Kali Linux 2020.2 on VMware 15.5 pro which i just installed yesterday so i am a complete newbie.

    Network adapter: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter

    here are some commands that would prob might help you. idk

    root@Marwan:/home/marwan# ifconfig
    eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
            inet6 fe80::20c:29ff:fe23:5f29  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
            ether 00:0c:29:23:5f:29  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
            RX packets 75243  bytes 92268089 (87.9 MiB)
            RX errors 2  dropped 3  overruns 0  frame 0
            TX packets 47594  bytes 4189614 (3.9 MiB)
            TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
            device interrupt 19  base 0x2000  
    lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
            inet  netmask
            inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
            loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)
            RX packets 16  bytes 796 (796.0 B)
            RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
            TX packets 16  bytes 796 (796.0 B)
            TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

    root@Marwan:/home/marwan# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    eth0      no wireless extensions.

    Network connectivity "ping -c 4; traceroute; curl"
    root@Marwan:/home/marwan# ping -c 4; traceroute; curl
    PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=110 ms
    64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=108 ms
    64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=128 time=89.9 ms
    64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=128 time=88.6 ms
    --- ping statistics ---
    4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3011ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 88.611/99.074/109.668/9.851 ms
    traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
     1 (  0.343 ms  0.708 ms  0.341 ms

    ifconfig wlan0 up
    root@Marwan:/home/marwan# ifconfig wlan0 up
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

    Gateaway "route -n":
    root@Marwan:/home/marwan# route -n
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination         Gateway              Genmask             Flags        Metric  Ref    Use Iface                       UG           100      0        0 eth0               U             100      0        0 eth0
    so what i was trying to do is to hack an internet and i was following a guide and seems that i failed hard for my 1st hack ever any idea how to make wlan0 show up again after killing it

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    as i know You have to kill the pid(s) first. perhaps thats what goes wrong ? only a suggestion
    I had the same wifi card as pci card before i changed over to a dual band USB adapter.
    worked pretty good.

    airmon-ng check kill

    airmon-ng start wlan0

    on my other wifi adapter (USB) it works little different: and there i don't have the wlan0mon - i have the wlan0 (but everything works fine as it should)

    ifconfig wlan0 down
    airmon-ng check kill
    iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    airmon-ng start wlan0 (to check if the wlan0 is already in monitor mode), can skip this step

    what I recognized using my USB wifi adapter and ethernet adapter together, while the ethernet was in use,
    the system often shut down my USB adapter - but that should not be an issue with a pci wifi card i think.

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