I have done the following:

On the host:
Installed the driver

Inside Kali:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
sudo apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms

On Virtualbox:

Bridge access
USB 2.0 Controller

When I launch lsusb, iwconfig or ifconfig my device is properly identified. However, when I attempt to connect to my Wi-Fi, once I've entered the WPA key, the Network Manager icon in the task bar disapears and I'm left with no connection and no error message. I think the problem is related to Virtual Box but I couldn't find anything on the internet that help me fix it.

  • AWUS1900 appears to be a USB wireless adapter. Make sure you have USB passthrough enabled and a Kali driver for the USB wireless card. It is not a host issue.
    – John
    Nov 20, 2022 at 22:15
  • I have USB passthrough enabled and the driver is realtek-rtl88xxau, as I wrote. Nov 21, 2022 at 19:15
  • Is the RealTek driver Kali compatible.?
    – John
    Nov 21, 2022 at 19:17
  • Yes it is. It worked perfectly well with Vmware Workstation. Nov 21, 2022 at 19:19
  • You may then wish to switch back to VMware. That is what I use.
    – John
    Nov 21, 2022 at 19:32


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