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|0008453||Kali Linux||Kali Package Improvement||public||2023-09-05 23:23||2023-09-06 07:02|
|Summary||0008453: Alfa AWUS036ACHM does not seem to work in Kali 2023.3|
I picked an adapter form https://github.com/morrownr/USB-WiFi/blob/main/home/The_Short_List.md but it does not seem to work in the current Kali version. Based on other posts it does seem like it was plug and play in 2022.x. I reached out for help on Discord and it was recommended that I open a bug report.
I tried cloning 'git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git' and it now looks like it's loading but still not visible in 'iwconfig'.
[ 68.352895] usb 1-1: reset high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
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Attach adapter, with the default mediatek drive it failed with...
[ 90.092928] mt76x0u 2-2:1.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware mediatek/mt7610e.bin
After changing the driver out it seems to load but the adapter is not visible.
Win 11 host, VM Workstation Pro 17.0.2 build-21581411
A quick look at the file
The error code that you get (-110) could mean timeout, although I'm not sure.
You run Kali in VMware, so my guess would be that the USB device can't communicate with the VM for some reason. Maybe USB devices won't work out-of-the-box in the VM, you might need to tweak the configuration of the VM, maybe enable something called "USB passthrough" if that exists. Maybe this answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/4616768/776208 can get you started.