Kali does not detect wireless

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Kali does not detect wireless

Postby virtualpenguin » 26. Apr 2014, 22:29

This is I think specific to running Kali in VB as my Centos and FreeBSD server run fine in their virtual machines.
When I do a iwconfig in Kali, it says no wireless extensions.
My internet, however, is working as I am able to ping 4.2.2.2.

I am running an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 6150. It came built into my ASUS laptop.

Can anyone advise? Thanks !
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Re: Kali does not detect wireless

Postby mpack » 27. Apr 2014, 01:14

Not exactly a surprise. The guest doesn't see a wireless connection because it doesn't have wireless. Your host might have, but we both know that's irrelevant, right?

I would suggest just enabling NAT in the VM settings, and let the guest OS work out how to get internet.
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Re: Kali does not detect wireless

Postby virtualpenguin » 27. Apr 2014, 15:05

It doesnt work on NAT or bridged. I'm looking up stuff in kali today to see if there's some configuration issue going on. But if anyone happens to know kali feel free to point me in the right direction too:)
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Re: Kali does not detect wireless

Postby socratis » 27. Apr 2014, 15:53

There is no configuration issue. Your Kali guest has VIRTUAL hardware. It DOES NOT have a wireless adapter. Only wired.
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Re: Kali does not detect wireless

Postby virtualpenguin » 1. May 2014, 02:39

I looked into this more and since I'm using VB, it is not reading the wireless since it's not USB. It is with the laptop. But if I get certain usb wireless adapter, it will work
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Re: Kali does not detect wireless

Postby mpack » 1. May 2014, 12:19

In theory, a USB wireless or 3G/4G dongle should work. In practice, controlling physical hardware is not what a VM is best at. It will very much depend on how fussy the specific device is.
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