I have recently bough an usb wifi dongle with a MT7601U chipset to use with a Kali linux virtual machine, and everything is apparently set up correctly (usb enabled on virtual box, no apparent driver issues in the VM), but it doesn't see any wifi networks with a scan or with the network manager. I tried a couple things (upgrading and installing another driver) but none of that got it working. I can enable monitor mode without problems using ifconfig and airmon-ng, but airodump-ng also doesn't show any networks. The dongle works fine in windows with the manufacturer's driver, so it doesn't appear to be a problem with the dongle.
Has anyone solved this problem recently?
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. MT7601U Wireless Adapter Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
lo no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:off eth0 no wireless extensions.
lo Interface doesn't support scanning. wlan0 No scan results eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no