Forum Thread: USB Network Adapter Configuration Question

I am using a laptop running windows and vmware with Kali linux 2.0. I wanted to use a usb network adapter in order to perform a mitm attack as this didn't work with my normal interface eth0. Nevertheless I do succeed in using the adapter to connect to my wifi on windows but when using Linux the wlan0 doesn't succeed in getting an IP address. When I manually turn it on it keeps asking for an IP but no IP is given. Does anyone know how this can be solved?

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Please state the network card name, and the chipset if possible. Without that information, I really cannot help you.


You have to look at ifconfig it will most likely not be eth0 It would most likely be wlan0.
Also your mon0 will most likely need wlan0mon.
All of this can be deduced from the information retrieved by ifconfig.

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