Hello i am new to the field of cyber security and have lots of question of one which is even after the download and installation of wifi drivers I am unable to get any output on the command ifconfig or any other command related to the wifi adapter.
can someone please help me in finding the bug or can someone please help me in starting journey in cyber ahead.
Assuming that you are trying this in.a virtual machine, what you're seeing is normal.
The virtual network adapters that are presented to the VM are wired adapters. Workstation bridged or NAT networking hide the physical Ethernet or WiFi adapters from the VM. Since the virtualized network adapters are wired devices, any WiFi drivers installed in the VM won't find a wireless device.
The only way that you would get a wireless adapter recognized in the VM is if it were a USB wifi adapter.
version of VMware :VMware 17 pro
Host OS is windows 10 and VM OS is Kali Linux
expected to see the driver info is on the terminal
the problem is that in ifconfig command the wifi adapter is not shown as it should be.
Does it show up as connected in VM removable devices (without a red x)?
if not, what does lsusb show?
If it shows as connected, what is entry in Advanced Network configuration? Maybe you need to add it there.
I am using a USB adapter only.
the problem is it is recognised by the VM OS but I am unable to perform any operations like ifconfig or airmon-ng, etc
But is the USB adapter connected to the host, and that's how the host is connected to the network? Or is the USB adapter connected to the guest as a USB device?
Not sure if you meant me. I installed an ancient Belkin adapter to test. See screen shots.
1. Does the wireless adapter show up in VM/Removable Devices as Connected? If not, can you connect?
If it shows up connected, the rest of the stuff is Kali, nothing to do with VMware. If it doesn't show up, you need another device or drivers for Kali.
2. If it is connected, does it show up in lsusb (in the terminal)? Yes, means you should be good to go.
3. If so, you have to open Network connections and add your adapter (click the +), configuring it to your wireless access point. Run: sudo iw wlan0 scan
to see what access points it "sees". wlan0 is how my adapter shows up in network connections, yours could be different. I had to pick a 2G AP due to the age of the Belkin (I don't use it).
After you configure it properly, it should show up with ip addr.