I installed kali linux in my PC. My wifi adapter is Realtek RTL8822BE 802.11ac PCLe Adapter.

It is working properly in Windows but not in Kali.

Running ifconfig: it is not showing wlan0. Only l0 and eth0 are shown.

Running iwconfig: the output is:

l0: no wireless extensions.
eth0: no wireless extensions.

I tried installing wireless drives, but no use.

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    Is this a VM or a bare metal install?
    – kemotep
    Commented Mar 8, 2020 at 15:03
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    What wireless drivers did you install? How did you install them? What kernel version are you running?
    – Jan
    Commented Mar 8, 2020 at 20:14
  • not in vmware@kemotep
    – groot
    Commented Mar 12, 2020 at 7:26
  • You need RTW88 driver a proper firmware file. Have a look here: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/548788/…
    – Jan
    Commented Mar 13, 2020 at 6:09

1 Answer 1


You can do a few things from the terminal:

and add a new connection with wireless, or use nmtui for the configuration of your wireless adapter.
Apart from that check whether you have such a device with nmcli dev status

  • The OP has already said that ifconfig doesn't list the adapter interface Commented Mar 8, 2020 at 22:04

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