Hi all, I have been trying since long time to establish wireless connection in kali guest OS on Windows 10 host. I have purchased TP-LINK TLWN722N version 2 RealTeck chipset, As i have been suggested to use this for kali. which is plug and play. Have a look at VM settings below attached with the command outputs for ifconfig, iwconfig, lsusb


Please let me know the solution. Had been reasearching online quite 2-3 days


There are two possibilities:

  1. Wireless card not connected with Virtual Machine

    If this is the case then you can fix issue by connecting wireless card to virtual machine.

    Go to VM > Removable devices > (wireless card name/number) > Connect (Disconnect from Host)

  2. Compatible driver not found (very less chance for your case but maybe)

    In this case, Download Driver from TP-Link website and install it.

Driver Installation Guide:

  1. Unzip drivers zip file in home folder
  2. Open Terminal and run these commands:

    cd ZippedFolderName
    sudo apt-get install gcc build-essential linux-headers-generic linux-headers-$(uname -r) 
    sudo make install
    modprobe rtl8188e

TIP: Try following commands in terminal:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
  • Yes i get the the error. Driver was not installed successfully – Goron Jul 16 '17 at 17:42
  • download driver from above link and follow above guideline (added in answer) – Atlas_Gondal Jul 16 '17 at 17:47
  • Thank you very much.. now im able to see wireless option.. but I'm not able to connect to internet.. though i can ping gateway. It's reachable. But cant brows anything – Goron Jul 17 '17 at 16:18
  • Please let me know if you need any command outputs.. – Goron Jul 17 '17 at 16:43
  • well, that's strange. First of all, make sure you have installed right driver because that device is available in 2 different version (1.0 and 2.0). If so then attach images for ping request + these commands (ifconfig, iwconfig, lsusb). Let see, how can I help more – Atlas_Gondal Jul 18 '17 at 17:13

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