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    Wireless Not Working?


    Hey

    So my question is why is my wireless is not working?
    I have a connection to the internet but it says its trough wired and not wireless.

    I bought TP-Link TL-WN722N especially for linux because its supported device
    I can surface on the internet with no problem wbut when i type ifconfig or iwconfig or when im searching for wireless connections nothing work
    Im trying to learn security so i need the wireless
    But whenever im trying to locate my wireless connection its says no wireless extensions or not showing me any wireless connection avalivable (But the tp link is connected and working fine)

    im using "Oracle VM Virtual Box" on Windows 10

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    You forgot to tell us if you can see your dongle in lsusb output.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    You forgot to tell us if you can see your dongle in lsusb output.
    I can in the windows but in the ubuntu:



    Got any ideas?
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    I asked if you can see it in lsusb output and this is your answer? I did not ask for any pictures, I can't see them anyway.
    You apparently do not realize if you utilize the USB adapter in host operating system and do NAT then there is no way it could show as wireless in the guest operating system. I'm just guessing this is the case, because no relevant information was provided.
    You want to learn network security. You have a long way to go. How about learning networking first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    I asked if you can see it in lsusb output and this is your answer? I did not ask for any pictures, I can't see them anyway.
    You apparently do not realize if you utilize the USB adapter in host operating system and do NAT then there is no way it could show as wireless in the guest operating system. I'm just guessing this is the case, because no relevant information was provided.
    You want to learn network security. You have a long way to go. How about learning networking first.
    Hey sorry
    This is my isusb output on the terminal:

    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

    I tried connecting and disconnecting the wireless in my windows to see that maybe the host operating system wifi should turn off but no hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    You apparently do not realize if you utilize the USB adapter in host operating system and do NAT then there is no way it could show as wireless in the guest operating system.
    this.
    in other words:
    wireless in host, is wired in guest.

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    And even if it is bridged (no NAT) it is still virtual wired device. Virtual machine > virtual hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    And even if it is bridged (no NAT) it is still virtual wired device. Virtual machine > virtual hardware.
    So what you're saying is that if i want to have the "Wireless extensions" I have to install it as the host operating system? (Not virtual machine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mango_Knife View Post
    So what you're saying is that if i want to have the "Wireless extensions" I have to install it as the host operating system? (Not virtual machine)
    let me guess:
    kali linux in a vm, you want to do some "serious penetration testing"?

    dude, you need to learn the basics before you attempt anything like that.



    https://docs.kali.org/introduction/s...use-kali-linux

    Is Kali Linux Right For You?

    As the distributionís developers, you might expect us to recommend that everyone should be using Kali Linux. The fact of the matter is, however, that Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testers and security specialists, and given its unique nature, it is NOT a recommended distribution if youíre unfamiliar with Linux.

    Even for experienced Linux users, Kali can pose some challenges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nihili View Post
    let me guess:
    kali linux in a vm, you want to do some "serious penetration testing"?

    dude, you need to learn the basics before you attempt anything like that.
    Im using ubuntu in the end
    I fixed the problem, installed ubuntu in another computer and not through vm and the wireless works
    Now i try to get the Monitor Mode working but i see alot of people cant activate it with the tp link i have so which wireless card supports monitor mode?

    btw: thanks for the help everyone

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