Can't get my usb wifi to connect to Kali

I think I have followed all the instructions to link my EP-AC1661 USB wifi to Kali, but it just doesn’t seem to work.

When Kali is running on the virtual box and I click on devices/USB I can see it listed with a tick as Realtec 802.11ac NIC, but when I enter ifconfig in the terminal it is not listed. If I click on the network connections I can see only wired connected not the wifi connection.

If I go to devices/USB and unclick the USB wifi it immediately connects up to my windows host and the connection light starts to flash. If I then reclick the USB wifi on Kali the connection light dies.

I have tried to install the linux drivers for the USB wifi, but that doesn’t seem to have made any difference.

Any ideas what I am doing wrong? I have very litte experience with Linux.

Thanks,

Pete