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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0007171||Kali Linux||[All Projects] General Bug||public||2021-05-03 16:23||2021-06-30 08:49|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0007171: Alfa AWUS 1900 Wifi adapter not working|
|Description||The Alfa AWUS 1900 is one of the very few main adapter that support all important modes as well as 2.4GHz and 5GHz.|
It is in the VMWare 2020.1 VM recognized as a USB device: lsusb: "Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8814AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wireless Adapter", but it is not seen by iw, iwconfig as a device.
It makes absolute sense to support this device fully.
I'm not affiliated w/ the Kali team, but I would suggest installing the rtl8814au drivers from the Aircrack GitHub page (https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8814au). A reboot is likely required for changes to take effect. I recently purchased a AWUS1900 and have hooked it up to a few physical machines running instances of Kali and it's been running fine in Kali 2021.1 / Kali 2021.2. If installing the referenced drivers doesn't work, it's likely an issue with the vm configuration and usb passthrough.
Most of the instructions I've seen related to setting up the adapter for Kali say to install the realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms apt package, however support for rtl8814au was dropped from the upstream package (https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au) late last year and must be installed separately. I put in a request earlier today to have the rtl8814au driver added to the Kali apt repo so we can get everything setup with a simple apt install.
## Install commands
sudo apt install dkms build-essential libelf-dev linux-headers-`uname -r`
git clone https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8814au.git
sudo make dkms_install