Running Kali Linux in VirtualBox

Running Kali Linux in VirtualBox

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Install VirtualBox

Download platform package and Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack from virtualbox.com

Import Kali VM

In VirtualBox, click File > Import Appliance

Select the image file to import Kali VM

Adjust USB Settings of Kali VM

Settings > USB and set the USB Controller to USB 3.0 (xHCI) Controller

Plug in Wi-Fi dongle

Add new USB filter for the dongle

Unplug Wi-Fi dongle

Start Kali VM

Click Start to start the VM

The default username and password are both kali

Install Realtek RTL88xxAU Wi-Fi Driver

This driver is for:

  • RTL8811AU: AWUS036ACS
  • RTL8812AU: AWUS036AC, AWUS036ACH, AWUS036EAC
  • RTL8814AU: AWUS1900

Open Terminal Emulator for command line interface

Run command

sudo apt update

to update package information, when asked for password, type in default password kali

Then run command

sudo apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms

to install Realtek USB Wi-Fi driver

Start Using Wi-Fi Dongle

Plug in Wi-Fi dongle and run

lsusb

You should see it attached to Kali VM

References

KALI LINUX COMPATIBLE WIFI USB ADAPTERS