I just got a TP-Link wifi adapter, and followed a YouTube tutorial on how to set it up. It worked fine at first, and showed Mode: Montitor when I finished. However after messing around for a bit, I restarted my Kali Linux (on VM) and now I can not get it to work again. wlan0 does not show on ifconfig nor iwconfig.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

  • Is your wireless adaptor known to be call wlan0? Try the ip a command to get confirmation on this. May 11, 2022 at 21:15
  • @JeremyBoden Only lo and eth0 are showing when I write ip a.
    – abzain
    May 12, 2022 at 9:44

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I had the same issue with my TPlink wifi receiver . The issue was the dkms was not installed in the system. By installing the required dkms from apt and a reboot it was running.

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