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when i typed in ifconfig to find out my wifi card name i got eth0 when i type ifconfig eth0 all seems to work but when i put in iwconfig eth0 i get "no wireless extensions" does any one know why?

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Podrig Leoghain
Podrig Leoghain
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iwconfig is like ifconfig but is dedicated to wireless interfaces. I'm guessing you have Kali Linux installed in a virtual machine. If so then the virtual machine gets passed the network connection from your host as an ethernet style connection.

The settings can be changed depending on your hardware. Close down the Kali machine, go to settings on the vbox gui, and check the network settings for clues. If you need any further help let me know.

wow thanks but i went on setting to network im attached to "internal network" name intent and advanced intel promiscuous mode : deny after all that still same issue