Installing Drivers for RealTek RTL8812AU on Kali Linux & Testing Monitor Mode & Packet Injection

This video shows how to install the drivers for Alfa AWUS036ACH and ANY adapter that uses the RealTek RTL8812AU, it also shows how to enable monitor mode on this chipset and use it for packet injection.

35 thoughts on “Installing Drivers for RealTek RTL8812AU on Kali Linux & Testing Monitor Mode & Packet Injection

  1. Hi Zaid,
    I am using TP-Link wireless adapter (TL-WN722N) model. It's v2 or v3. Whenever i run my kali on my VB it automatically disables. Please help me to sort out this issue….

  2. I have a Realtek RTL8811AU and tried this to install the drivers it installed ok, i've added it to the usb devices as usb3.0 and it shows up in it called "Realtek 802.11ac NIC" but when i run ifconfig it wont show the adapter?

  3. I come to find out that macbook pro 15 and 16 inches (from 2016 to 2019) have so much problems with Apple T2 chip problems as it have so many crashing issues.I would need to use a dongle to hook it up to the thunderbolt 3. I do not know what laptop to go for as i hate using Windows 10. As it is too troublesome and not secure using pen testing! As i am using macos most of the time. Any suggestions?????

  4. I got this when installing the drivers at the bottom, what does this mean and how do i fix?: Module build for kernel 5.5.0-kalil-amd64 was skipped since the kernel headers for this kernel does not seem to be installed.

  5. On my Virtualbox Kali version 2020 something, I can install the driver just fine. It seems fine. I checked the USB 3.0 and selected this chipset realtek-something (as shown in the video). My next step would be to check if my Kali can access the adapter.

    Just a head up, I saw somewhere on internet that I need to get the adapter to work on my host first before trying to use with virtualbox. I am not sure if that was actually true or not. My host is Ubuntu 19.10 and it can't install the driver.

    "error: unable to locate package realtek dkms"

    I will check my Kali later because I can't use command "ifconfig". Somehow this Kali version install "ip" command instead of "ifconfig". I read somewhere that it is overall better than the old command. You can google it on "ifconfig command not found". I am not yet familiar with this "ip" command yet so it will take some learning.

    If I don't forget I will come back with the result.

  6. I did all of this, I plug in my adapter, and it actually seems to recognize it and briefly flashes red, then green, then stops and I'm back to square one. Thanks for the help though.

  7. Hi Zaid, can you please guide us if VB is installed on Ubuntu 18.04 and I am trying to install driver for rtl8812au, on kali driver got installed successfully, but when I go to Ports, Usb, and then plus button, adapter is not being shown. Do I need to install WiFi adapter driver on Ubuntu too? Can you please guide, how to?

  8. Can someone help me. When i connect the adapter to computer after power on the kali linux, the adapter automatically turned offf. When i power off the kali linux the adapter automatically turned on. Plsss help me for this issue. I hope someone can help.meee

  9. Follow all your steps but whenever I plugged the Alfa AWUS036ACH adapter to my Mac computer, the wlan0 interface doesn't show after i typed ifconfig and blue light doesn't show on my Alfa AWUS036ACH wireless adapter. Please someone help me

  10. Hi. Firstly… thank you. I finally got some activity from my adapter after watching this. I note that the MacBook icon when I hover my mouse at the top still shows the device as disconnected! Even though it seems to be working. Is this normal? Thank you

  11. Hey dude, you should update the video. I have your course and I'm stuck with wireless adapter one. The VM has my wireless adapter checked, but doesn't show up when entering ifconfig

  12. im one of you student , i have been trying tio get this adapter to work on the virtual machine so i can keep goin with my training but even following you on this video it just can get it to work

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