I have AirPort Extreme network card and when I try to use airmong-ng on kali linux in a virtual machine this does not work. I know I need a usb-network card if I wanna make this work but if I boot kali from a cd or usb do i still need this because then I won't be sharing internet with my macbook and it saves 30 bucks. Thanks in advance!

  • It's never wise idea to run hardware operations via a virtual machine. Try Kali LiveCD instead that should operate fine. If you really want to use it within a virtual machine you'll need to bridge it across correctly. – Paul Jun 27 '14 at 14:10
  • The bootable OS should work fine, like @Paul said. Sometimes a VM has trouble sharing hardware with its host OS, but when only Kali is using the network card everything ought to go smoothly. – KnightOfNi Jun 27 '14 at 17:45

Unfortunately not all WiFi cards / drivers work well on Kali. Especially for monitoring... Please have a look on this link

A common problem in pentest distro such as Kali or BackTrack Linux is when users trying to use a card which is not supported or there just isn’t a supported driver. Most of the following cards are priced below $50USD and they take care of a massive headache and saves time to troubleshoot driver issues rather than investing time to actually do something.

In my case, I had to purchase a TP-Link WN722N as I experienced too many issue with my PCI-E WiFi

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