Forum Thread: Kali Linux Live Usb Wireless Wifi Isn't There

hello guys, i have kali linux 2.0 64 bit on live usb only i haven't the wireless wifi option it just isn't there and on my other laptop i have kali linux 2.0 32 bit on it and there is wireless wifi so can you guys help me out?

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post ouput of iwconfig

This is what there stands (i can't upload a photo):
wcode@kali:~$ sudo iwconfig
eth0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

wcode@kali:~$ sudo ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:8c:fa:84:5b:d3
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::28c:faff:fe84:5bd3/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:3206 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3310 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2269005 (2.1 MiB) TX bytes:622706 (608.1 KiB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:960 (960.0 B) TX bytes:960 (960.0 B)


It is not recognizing your wireless adapter.

what do you mean? and what is it then?

It probably doesn't recognise the adapter, as p4nt4n3o said, post a screenshot of iwconfig or ifconfig.

which wifi adapter are you using. does it require a powered port? I know some wifi adapters i have tried with kali that require a powered port, just dont work. This is just from my experience and may have just been bad luck with my choice of wifi adapters.

I would suggest an alpha, I currently use the AWUS036NH and the AWUS036N. both work in kali and most people would suggest those adapters for use in kali/pen-testing.

wifi adapter? i only have a wifi router

may be a stupid question but does your laptop have a built in wifi adapter? if so it my not be supported. Also most on-board wifi adapters wont do you much good in kali. I would strongly suggest searching here to get info on wifi adapters that will work with pen testing. I know there are many post on it. but the two adapters i suggested earlier will do the trick and cost about $30, you can find it online with a search.

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