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Can't comment yet, so I'm forced to write this as an answer but based on my experience with Linux and Wi-Fi... you're probably missing a firmware package, so the default configuration didn't pick up on your adapter.

They have specified a couple troubleshooting steps on their website too (have you tried following them?): http://docs.kali.org/installation/troubleshooting-wireless-driver-issues

You should check if there are any errors concerning firmware in your Kernel logs, on Debian this would be in:

/var/log/kern.log

On Kali Linux this could be somewhere else or under a different filename (haven't used or tried Kali linux but it's based off of Debian).

Also, you can try and see what network adapters are recognized:

lspci -nn

and since Kali Linux is based off from Debian and uses Stretch packages(as it seems according to my findings), then on a PC that's connected to the internet, search for the missing firmware and download their packages off from https://packages.debian.org/stretch/kernel/... then get the firmware package copied on to the PC with Kali Linux and run:

dpkg -i <DEB_PACKAGE>.deb

to install it.

UPDATE: See THIS POSTTHIS POST below for the exact packages that you need to download.

Can't comment yet, so I'm forced to write this as an answer but based on my experience with Linux and Wi-Fi... you're probably missing a firmware package, so the default configuration didn't pick up on your adapter.

They have specified a couple troubleshooting steps on their website too (have you tried following them?): http://docs.kali.org/installation/troubleshooting-wireless-driver-issues

You should check if there are any errors concerning firmware in your Kernel logs, on Debian this would be in:

/var/log/kern.log

On Kali Linux this could be somewhere else or under a different filename (haven't used or tried Kali linux but it's based off of Debian).

Also, you can try and see what network adapters are recognized:

lspci -nn

and since Kali Linux is based off from Debian and uses Stretch packages(as it seems according to my findings), then on a PC that's connected to the internet, search for the missing firmware and download their packages off from https://packages.debian.org/stretch/kernel/... then get the firmware package copied on to the PC with Kali Linux and run:

dpkg -i <DEB_PACKAGE>.deb

to install it.

UPDATE: See THIS POST below for the exact packages that you need to download.

Can't comment yet, so I'm forced to write this as an answer but based on my experience with Linux and Wi-Fi... you're probably missing a firmware package, so the default configuration didn't pick up on your adapter.

They have specified a couple troubleshooting steps on their website too (have you tried following them?): http://docs.kali.org/installation/troubleshooting-wireless-driver-issues

You should check if there are any errors concerning firmware in your Kernel logs, on Debian this would be in:

/var/log/kern.log

On Kali Linux this could be somewhere else or under a different filename (haven't used or tried Kali linux but it's based off of Debian).

Also, you can try and see what network adapters are recognized:

lspci -nn

and since Kali Linux is based off from Debian and uses Stretch packages(as it seems according to my findings), then on a PC that's connected to the internet, search for the missing firmware and download their packages off from https://packages.debian.org/stretch/kernel/... then get the firmware package copied on to the PC with Kali Linux and run:

dpkg -i <DEB_PACKAGE>.deb

to install it.

UPDATE: See THIS POST below for the exact packages that you need to download.

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Can't comment yet, so I'm forced to write this as an answer but based on my experience with Linux and Wi-Fi... you're probably missing a firmware package, so the default configuration didn't pick up on your adapter.

They have specified a couple troubleshooting steps on their website too (have you tried following them?): http://docs.kali.org/installation/troubleshooting-wireless-driver-issues

You should check if there are any errors concerning firmware in your Kernel logs, on Debian this would be in:

/var/log/kern.log

On Kali Linux this could be somewhere else or under a different filename (haven't used or tried Kali linux but it's based off of Debian).

Also, you can try and see what network adapters are recognized:

lspci -nn

and since Kali Linux is based off from Debian and uses Stretch packages(as it seems according to my findings), then on a PC that's connected to the internet, search for the missing firmware and download their packages off from https://packages.debian.org/stretch/kernel/... then get the firmware package copied on to the PC with Kali Linux and run:

dpkg -i <DEB_PACKAGE>.deb

to install it.

UPDATE: See THIS POST below for the exact packages that you need to download.

Can't comment yet, so I'm forced to write this as an answer but based on my experience with Linux and Wi-Fi... you're probably missing a firmware package, so the default configuration didn't pick up on your adapter.

They have specified a couple troubleshooting steps on their website too (have you tried following them?): http://docs.kali.org/installation/troubleshooting-wireless-driver-issues

You should check if there are any errors concerning firmware in your Kernel logs, on Debian this would be in:

/var/log/kern.log

On Kali Linux this could be somewhere else or under a different filename (haven't used or tried Kali linux but it's based off of Debian).

Also, you can try and see what network adapters are recognized:

lspci -nn

and since Kali Linux is based off from Debian and uses Stretch packages(as it seems according to my findings), then on a PC that's connected to the internet, search for the missing firmware and download their packages off from https://packages.debian.org/stretch/kernel/... then get the firmware package copied on to the PC with Kali Linux and run:

dpkg -i <DEB_PACKAGE>.deb

to install it.

Can't comment yet, so I'm forced to write this as an answer but based on my experience with Linux and Wi-Fi... you're probably missing a firmware package, so the default configuration didn't pick up on your adapter.

They have specified a couple troubleshooting steps on their website too (have you tried following them?): http://docs.kali.org/installation/troubleshooting-wireless-driver-issues

You should check if there are any errors concerning firmware in your Kernel logs, on Debian this would be in:

/var/log/kern.log

On Kali Linux this could be somewhere else or under a different filename (haven't used or tried Kali linux but it's based off of Debian).

Also, you can try and see what network adapters are recognized:

lspci -nn

and since Kali Linux is based off from Debian and uses Stretch packages(as it seems according to my findings), then on a PC that's connected to the internet, search for the missing firmware and download their packages off from https://packages.debian.org/stretch/kernel/... then get the firmware package copied on to the PC with Kali Linux and run:

dpkg -i <DEB_PACKAGE>.deb

to install it.

UPDATE: See THIS POST below for the exact packages that you need to download.

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Can't comment yet, so I'm forced to write this as an answer but based on my experience with Linux and Wi-Fi... you're probably missing a firmware package, so the default configuration didn't pick up on your adapter.

They have specified a couple troubleshooting steps on their website too (have you tried following them?): http://docs.kali.org/installation/troubleshooting-wireless-driver-issues

You should check if there are any errors concerning firmware in your Kernel logs, on Debian this would be in:

/var/log/kern.log

On Kali Linux this could be somewhere else or under a different filename (haven't used or tried Kali linux but it's based off of Debian).

Also, you can try and see what network adapters are recognized:

lspci -nn

and since Kali Linux is based off from Debian and uses Stretch packages(as it seems according to my findings), then on a PC that's connected to the internet, search for the missing firmware and download their packages off from https://packages.debian.org/stretch/kernel/... then get the firmware package copied on to the PC with Kali Linux and run:

dpkg -i <DEB_PACKAGE>.deb

to install it.