I am running the latest version of Kali Linux in a vmware workstation and I have a Cisco AE2500 wifi usb which works as a wifi adapter in Windows 10. Unfortunately, when i run the
airmon-ng command, I receive
ls: cannot access '/sys/class/ieee80211/': No such file or directory.
I have tried every possible solution from 10+ forums and different google searches to fix this problem. Common solutions which fixed the problem for other individuals have yet been unsuccessful. Solutions include:
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade -y
2) The forum solution to download backports driver (4.4.2-1) and
make defconfig-b43, compiled, installed, rebooted
3) The forum solution to download synaptic and then manually upgrade the bcm43xxx drivers
4) Airmon-ng forum
5) Vmware tools update
apt-get install kali-linux-wireless
7) installation of all wifi firmware drivers for both 80211, broadcom, atheros and intel chips.
and numerous others...
root@sandbox:~# lsusb Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04e8:6863 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd GT-I9500 [Galaxy S4] / GT-I9250 [Galaxy Nexus] (network tethering) Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13b1:003a Linksys AE2500 802.11abgn Wireless Adapter [Broadcom BCM43236] Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0e0f:0008 VMware, Inc. Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0e0f:0002 VMware, Inc. Virtual USB Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0e0f:0003 VMware, Inc. Virtual Mouse Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
root@sandbox:~# iwconfig usb0 no wireless extensions. lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions.
But yet when I use
root@sandbox:~# airmon-ng ls: cannot access '/sys/class/ieee80211/': No such file or directory PHY Interface Driver Chipset
airmon-ng check kill does nothing to modify this error message)
Please help... any suggestions are welcome.
Another line of questioning pertinent to fixing this problem is located here: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/306865/changing-a-driver-on-a-device-plugged-in-by-usb