New student and currently on Learn ethical hacking from scratch. Im in section 5-19 and my wireless adapter wont sniff anything. What could be the problem? Alfa AWUS036ACH. I just realized my wireless adapter turns off every time I launch Kali Linux
What hypervisor are you using? Does your wireless adapter support packet injection?
Yes it supports packet injection.
What hypervisor are you using? Try typing these commands
aircrack-ng check kill #this will kill processes that might interfere with aircrack
airmon-ng start wlan0 #or whatever interface you’re using
airodump-ng wlan0mon #or whatever interface was set to monitor mode
You can also try rebooting your Virtual Kali Machine.
This adapter is supported by Kali Linux, and yes this phenomenon of adapter shutting off is normal:
Yes this is normal, since one adapter can only be used by one machine at any one time. So if Kali is using the adapter then your main machine cannot use it as well. E.g. if you configure the USB filter for Kali, once Kali starts up, the adapter will be taken over by Kali Linux.
Let me know if you need anything else,