I am experimenting with Kali Linux. I set up Kali in Virtual Box on a mac. I realized that to do WPA/WPA2 cracking I would need a wireless adapter. Before running out to buy one I thought that I might be able to use the usb tethering capabilities of an android phone (Galaxy S4) as a wireless adapter. I managed to get wifi through the phone but I still can't get airodump-ng wlan0mon to give any data.

I was wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to do this and if so how would I set up my phone as a wireless adapter for Kali. I'm not sure if I need to install any drivers and I wouldn't even know which to install since I don't know what wireless card is in S4s.

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    The use of a phone as a wifi adapter for a VM has nothing to do with security, even if the reason you want to use it is for a security related VM. – AJ Henderson Jul 25 '17 at 13:56
  • No ! And offtopic – mootmoot Jul 25 '17 at 14:08

No, you need a separate wireless card with a chipset that supports monitor mode. (i.e. Alfa, TPlink).

Here is a good resource that shows the Alfa nics BHIS uses.

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