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Thread: Trouble getting Kali to recognise USB wireless adapter in virtual machine

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    Trouble getting Kali to recognise USB wireless adapter in virtual machine


    I wish to sniff packets on my network to work out why my Firestick stops streaming. I am trying to use Kali Linux in a Virtualbox virtual machine. I am a novice and unfortunately have performed previous steps in haste to get my setup working.

    I have used USB filter to pass through my Alfa AWUS036ACS to my Kali installation. I have installed this driver I don't know if I should have done. When I click on my Wifi Adapter in the Devices > USB menu in VirtualBox, I can see it in the Kali terminal with lsusb but not with iwconfig.

    What can I do to activate my Wifi adapter in my virtual machine and connect to my Wifi network?

    Thanks, Matty.

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    The Chipset is Realtek RTL8811AU so you need to install the correct realtek drivers.

    Driver installation


    [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)]STEP 1 : Open Terminal Emulator[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)]STEP 2 : Run commands[/COLOR]
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms
    [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)]STEP 3 (Optional): Check driver existance[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)]Run commands below:[/COLOR]
    find /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ -name "88XXau.ko"
    [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)]There should be a file in search result if driver was successfully installed.[/COLOR]

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