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0007171Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2021-06-30 08:49
Reportercajuun Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version2021.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0007171: Alfa AWUS 1900 Wifi adapter not working
DescriptionThe 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.



2021-05-17 05:56

reporter   ~0014560

I'm not affiliated w/ the Kali team, but I would suggest installing the rtl8814au drivers from the Aircrack GitHub page ( 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 ( 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
cd rtl8814au
sudo make dkms_install


Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-05-03 16:23 cajuun New Issue
2021-05-17 05:56 unfiltered Note Added: 0014560
2021-06-30 08:49 g0tmi1k Priority urgent => normal