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Mac OS: USB Wireless adapter not detected on Kali Linux

PostPosted: 18. Jan 2019, 21:01
by KKulkarn
Hello there!

I installed Realtek 8812au on Mac and it works fine on the Host. I have VB 6.x + extension pack. The moment I boot up Kali, the USB adapter is not detected (even on the host) and on shutdown of the VM, the USB adapter is usable.

Here are a few things I have tried:

  1. Fresh install of VB 6x + Extension pack

  2. USB Configuration & Filter

    USB_Filter.jpg
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  3. List of output from the trouble shooting steps

    Scenario - After I detach the device, boot the VM & attach the device OR keep the device attached, boot the VM
    KK:Preferences prague$ VBoxManage list usbhost
    Host USB Devices:

    UUID: 249b0c81-c9d8-4a02-b301-b695dbba967d
    VendorId: 0x0bda (0BDA)
    ProductId: 0xb812 (B812)
    Revision: 2.16 (0216)
    Port: 2
    USB version/speed: 0/High
    Manufacturer: Realtek
    Product: USB3.0 802.11ac 1200M Adapter
    SerialNumber: 123456
    Address: p=0xb812;v=0x0bda;s=0x000001113dc0b3c5;l=0x14200000
    Current State: Captured

    KK:Preferences prague$ VBoxManage list usbfilters
    Global USB Device Filters:

    <none>

    KK:Preferences prague$ VBoxManage showvminfo Kali-Linux-2018.4-vbox-amd64

    VM_info.txt
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    4. VB Log attached
    VBlog.txt
    (89.61 KiB) Downloaded 14 times
With no luck, I uninstalled 6.x and installed VB 5.2 + extension pack, ran through the whole process but still have the same problem.

Please let me know if I have missed providing you with any information.

Thanks much!

Re: Mac OS: USB Wireless adapter not detected on Kali Linux

PostPosted: 18. Jan 2019, 21:06
by KKulkarn
My Mac OS is macOS Mojave 10.14.2

I am using the Kali linux VB image as specified in kali-linux-vm-vmware-virtualbox-image-download

ova file - kali-linux-2018.4-vbox-amd64.ova

Re: Mac OS: USB Wireless adapter not detected on Kali Linux

PostPosted: 18. Jan 2019, 23:42
by socratis
For future reference, next time please downsize your attached images by 50% (at least), or simply change the DPI to 72. Not everyone is blessed with a HiDPI display ;). And use the "Preview"; if the screenshot looks too big and out of place, that's because it is. You could edit your message and post a smaller screenshot, something more.... human ;)

You have two USB filters defined. Delete the first one, the red, it's too specific. Plus it might cause issues, why have two filters for the same device:
USB Device Filters:

Index: 0
Active: yes
Name: Realtek USB3.0 802.11ac 1200M Adapter [0210]
VendorId: 0bda
ProductId: b812
Revision: 0210
Manufacturer: Realtek
Product: USB3.0 802.11ac 1200M Adapter
Remote: 0
Serial Number: 123456


Index: 1
Active: yes
Name: Realtek8812AU
VendorId: 0bda
ProductId: b812
Revision:
Manufacturer:
Product:
Remote:
Serial Number:

From your VBox.log, which ended prematurely... For future reference, you should completely shut down the VM before grabbing the VBox.log. Then ZIP it before attaching it to your response:
00:00:43.536299 VUSB: Attached '00007fd0ed348860[proxy 0bda:b812]' to port 2 on RootHub#1 (HighSpeed)
00:01:05.334506 VUSB: Detached '00007fd0ed348860[proxy 0bda:b812]' from port 2 on RootHub#1
00:01:10.129484 VUSB: Attached '00007fd0ed415d80[proxy 05ac:8289]' to port 2 on RootHub#1 (FullSpeed)
00:01:19.272352 VUSB: Attached '00007fd0ed544ea0[proxy 0bda:b812]' to port 3 on RootHub#1 (HighSpeed)

I see the device in question being properly attached and detached (I see a Bluetooth adapter as well, ???). That's great! What if you look in your Kali guest, what's the output of:

    lsusb
Do you see your Realtek USB WiFi adapter? If you do, then after that it's a matter of Kali recognizing and having drivers for your device.

Re: Mac OS: USB Wireless adapter not detected on Kali Linux

PostPosted: 19. Jan 2019, 08:44
by KKulkarn
My apologies, next time will take care while uploading attachments.
root@kali:~# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:b812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Will upload the zip file shortly.

Re: Mac OS: USB Wireless adapter not detected on Kali Linux

PostPosted: 19. Jan 2019, 08:55
by KKulkarn
Here is the vblog zip file. Hopefully this should help.

Thanks!

Re: Mac OS: USB Wireless adapter not detected on Kali Linux

PostPosted: 19. Jan 2019, 09:48
by socratis
I didn't need the new VBox.log. The output of the "lsusb" from within the guest shows clearly that your Kali sees the WiFi adapter. VirtualBox's work is done. It's working as it should.
KKulkarn wrote:
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:b812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

After that, it's a Kali problem, not a VirtualBox one...

Re: Mac OS: USB Wireless adapter not detected on Kali Linux

PostPosted: 19. Jan 2019, 20:04
by FAWAZ
I have the same issue but when I go settings then ports >> USB when adding a new adaptor it says no devices available

Re: Mac OS: USB Wireless adapter not detected on Kali Linux

PostPosted: 20. Jan 2019, 12:28
by socratis
FAWAZ,
A "me too" doesn't help me help you... Read the whole thread on what information you need to provide, otherwise there's no point.

Re: Mac OS: USB Wireless adapter not detected on Kali Linux

PostPosted: 21. Jan 2019, 03:07
by KKulkarn
Kali linux sees the adapter, the moment I turn on the VM, here is what I am seeing:
KK:~ prague$ VBoxManage list usbhost
Host USB Devices:

UUID: 61b8fe86-1a78-4008-a7de-9a3f61c63436
VendorId: 0x0bda (0BDA)
ProductId: 0xb812 (B812)
Revision: 2.16 (0216)
Port: 2
USB version/speed: 0/High
Manufacturer: Realtek
Product: USB3.0 802.11ac 1200M Adapter
SerialNumber: 123456
Address: p=0xb812;v=0x0bda;s=0x000000da9754556b;l=0x14200000
Current State: Captured

With this captured state, Kali cannot connect to the adapter and that might be the problem. I have reinstalled VM+Extension pack and tried using USB 2.0/3.0 but still no luck.

let me try my luck on another system.

Re: Mac OS: USB Wireless adapter not detected on Kali Linux

PostPosted: 21. Jan 2019, 08:27
by socratis
@KKulkarn
"Captured" actually means that the device *is captured* by the VM. That's a GoodThingâ„¢, it means things are working as they should, it means that the Kali VM *has* the device. And this can be seen by the output of the "lsusb".

As I said, that's exactly what you want to see. Kali sees, and has the control of the device. That doesn't mean that any device will work, you need for the guest to understand what that device does or doesn't do; Kali doesn't know what to do with that device. It sees the device but has no clue what it is, because it's missing the USB drivers for that specific device.

This is a Kali problem now...