I have installed Kali Linux as a guest OS in VirtualBox. I have enabled the bridge adapter and wireless interface wlan1 to the VirtualBox, but I am unable to see the wlan interface in the Kali Linux. For that I searched in Google. I found this file

$ uname -a
Linux kali 3.18.0-kali3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.18.6-1~kali2 (2015-03-02) x86_64 GNU/Linux

root@kali:~/Downloads/compat-wireless-2010-12-25# make load
/bin/sh: 1: [: -gt: argument expected
/bin/sh: 1: test: -ge: unexpected operator
make: *** No rule to make target `load'.  Stop.
root@kali:~/Downloads/compat-wireless-2010-12-25# make unload
/bin/sh: 1: [: -gt: argument expected
/bin/sh: 1: test: -ge: unexpected operator
/sbin/modprobe: invalid option -- 'l'
/sbin/modprobe: invalid option -- 'l'
Stoping bluetooth service..
[ ok ] Stopping bluetooth: rfcomm /usr/sbin/bluetoothd.
[FAIL] bluetooth is not running ... failed!
Unloading rfcomm...

root@kali:~/Downloads/compat-wireless-2010-12-25# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440FX - 82441FX PMC [Natoma] (rev 02)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II]
00:01.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Graphics Adapter
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
00:04.0 System peripheral: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Guest Service
00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:06.0 USB controller: Apple Inc. KeyLargo/Intrepid USB
00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
00:0d.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 02)


How can I solve this?

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But my guest Kali Linux is working like NAT its having eth0 interface and getting the Internet as well. But I need to have wlan0 interface in VirtualBox guest Kali Linux to use aircrack-ng, airmon-ng, etc.


your Kali Linux system is running as a virtual machine not a physical machine and you have attached wifi hardware on host machine not to geust machine . so , you will not be able to direct access of wifi in guest machine.

solution : connect to wifi on host system and then you have to create bridged or Nat to guest system to connect internet.

  • i had connected already see the configuration. – ashok Aug 11 '15 at 5:05
  • is your internet not working in guest machine ? – pl_rock Aug 11 '15 at 5:06
  • no its working see the edited question – ashok Aug 11 '15 at 5:11
  • i think you are doing something wrong if internet is not comming on guest machine by bridged or nat . if you are looking for wlan1 on guest machine then it will not show . your are not accessing wifi you are using Ethernet port to connect Internet on guest machine – pl_rock Aug 11 '15 at 5:11
  • Then how i could use the tools like airmon-ng and aircrack-ng – ashok Aug 11 '15 at 5:13

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