I recently bought a new laptop for pentesting purposes, to mess around with stuff on my home network, and my intentions were to install virtualbox (oracle) and download a kali image to do stuff with. Here's some specs:
Host OS: windows 10
Host machine: Thinkpad t420
Virtual machine interface: Virtualbox
Wireless card: Alfa awus036h
Kali version: Latest possible
So basically, my virtual machine is working alright -nothing is directly wrong with it. I was messing around with my network card (alfa) which is connected via USB passthrough. And when networkmanager service is stopped, I am able to scan for networks. When it's on, I get no results.
As you can see, there are multiple networks that are visible to my card.
This is very frustrating, so If you have any insight as to what could be the problem, please let me know.
PS What is the difference between the service
EDIT: The purpose is to connect to a wifi network. I used
iw wlan0 scan as an example. When the service is active, my computer doesn't see any networks to connect to, therefor "disabling" the wifi on my machine.