Forum Thread: Kali Linux Won't Detect Internal Wi-Fi Card

Kali Linux Won't Detect Internal Wi-Fi Card

Hey guys, I recently made a Kali bootable USB with persistence and I can never get it to detect internal wifi cards (I've tested it with multiple computers). This makes it so that I can't connect to wifi unless I use an external wifi adapter. I'd really like to use the wifi built into my computer, but I can't figure out how. Please help!

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Try "ifconfig" and choose your adapter 'e.g eth1' then type "ifconfig --your device here-- up".

e.g

root@kali:~# ifconfig
eth0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
ether 11:22:33:44:55:66 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

eth1: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 192.168.1.244 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255
inet6 1111::2222:3333:4444:5555 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link>
ether 11:22:33:44:55:66 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 35463 bytes 38147378 (36.3 MiB)
RX errors 16 dropped 16 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 28968 bytes 2748563 (2.6 MiB)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
root@kali:~#ifconfig eth0 up
root@kali:~#
This maybe will work ;)

For wireless, the command is iwconfig, instead of ifconfig.

Thnx but i think ifconfig like iwconfig ,jst iwconfig display the adpters and ifconfig display adapters and connections ^_^.

iwconfig goes more in-depth with wireless settings I think, maybe they would both work for this.

iwconfig goes more in-depth

u right ^_^ , but in this case iwconfig will not work with the command "up" , you can use it jst to display the adapters and then use the ifconfig command .

Ah, OK, thanks.

If that doesnt fix your problem, you should look into buying an external wifi adapter. The one's from Alfa are pretty good and most often work with linux, osx and windows.

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