i have installed Kali-Linux in virtual box, but i am struggling to make my wifi work for almost 3-4 days. i have tried few things, out of which best options are listed below :



But nothing is working for me, i cannot see my wifi card in iwconfig.

  • As Kali is running in a VM, try to get Virtual Box connect to the internet. BTW if you have any plan installing Kali on real hardware, try installing package firmware-iwlwifi.
    – McSinyx
    Aug 15, 2015 at 4:23
  • I have installed firmware-iwlwifi and copied the .ucode file also, but its still not working :-( and i think the .ucode version is also correct.
    – Prike
    Aug 17, 2015 at 9:04
  • No, the firmware only work on real machine, for networking in VirtualBox try this instead: virtualbox.org/manual/ch06.html
    – McSinyx
    Aug 19, 2015 at 13:30
  • I am able to access the internet in the linux, but the problem is wifi is not working
    – Prike
    Aug 23, 2015 at 10:34

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Not sure if it's going to work for you, but I was able to connect the card to a Kali VM through Vmware Direct I/O passthrough. I'm using an Esxi 6.5, which is running my Kali.

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