Realtek RTL8812AU USB - Issues with Kali



  • So I bought a USB adaptor based on the Realtek RTL8812AU chipset and i'm having issues getting it to work on Kali (2017.2) Not tired any other distro yet
    This is the one I bought http://www.zsecurity.shop/product/realtek-ar8812au-usb-wireless-adapter

    So what I've done so far is edit /etc/network/interfaces and added the following line to disable the internal adaptor wlan0:-
    iface wlan0 inet manaul is there a better way of doing this?
    Then what the website suggests and just run apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms then reboot.

    But i'm not able to connect or see wlan1 or what ever. If I do a lsusb I can see the adaptor listed, am I missing a set or run a utility to add the new adaptor and assign it to wlan1??



  • Should add I've done a apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade



  • If you do ifconfig -a what is listed, do you see the device? Is it possible the device is simply down at the moment.

    Try ifconfig up <dev>



  • as usual done a clean install and apt-upgade etc and now seems to be working lol. Bloody Linux lol



  • @hobbit666 said in Realtek RTL8812AU USB - Issues with Kali:

    as usual done a clean install and apt-upgade etc and now seems to be working lol. Bloody PEBCAK issues lol

    I've ftfy



  • Having issues again.
    Moving from a VM on my desktop and installed it on my laptop dual booting with win10. But can't get the adaptor to show when I do iwconfig or ifconfig.

    If I do lsusb I can see the adaptor listed? I'm using Kali 2017.3 all updated with apt update/apt upgrade and apt dist-upgrade
    Used the same apt install realtek-88xxau-dkms all seemed to go ok and no errors



  • Solved it myself woop 😃

    What i did was removed the rtl88xxau drivers (apt purge realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms)

    then used this github and installed https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au/tree/v5.1.5

    adding i needed to run chmod +x on dkms-install.sh before install