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Old 12-18-2017, 10:10 AM   #1
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No wireless extensions


Hi,

I have been attempting to run Kali Linux on my Windows 10 machine through VMware workstation. I am successfully able to run Kali Linux, however, it is not detecting my wireless connection. I am using a TP-Link wireless adapter, along with configuring the settings to use either NAT or bridged network. Either option is not working and I canít seem to figure out the solution to gain wireless connectivity. If anyone could offer me assistance in solving this problem, I would greatly appreciate it!

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Old 12-18-2017, 03:35 PM   #2
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Hi & Welcome to LQ.

This link looks like a good place to start.

https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-conne...-wireless-WiFi
 
Old 12-18-2017, 03:52 PM   #3
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I take it you are aware that VMWare will present a virtual network card to the virtual machine and that will be a wired one? In order to use a wireless card with a guest OS it needs to be assigned to the guest either by passing it through if it's a USB device or using IOMMU if it's a PCI card in either case making it unusable to the host. Once this is done you'll need to enable wireless in Kali following the guidance linked to by Ztcoracat.
 
Old 12-19-2017, 09:31 AM   #4
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Thank you for your response! If possible, can you please instruct me of the steps in which I have to take, allowing me enable my wireless adapter on the virtual machine. I use a TP-Link wireless adapter that plugs into my computers USB port.
 
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That depends upon how the host machine connects to the internet and I'm not familiar enough with VbMWare to give you step by step.
What you need to do is install any wireless extensions to Kali following the guidance linked to above. If the TP-Link adaptor is not being used by the host then, before you do this, you could tell VMWare to connect the TP-Link adaptor to the Kali VM bnefore you do this. If, however, the TP-Link is the only network adaptor on the host you'll need to wait until you've downloadd and installed all the things you need in Kali before telling VMWare to connect it to the VM.
 
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How's it going Rookie0520 ?
 
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I think we have lost OP.
 
  


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