Wifi adapters not recognised

Recently installed ParrotOS on a VM to see how it is! but its not detecting my network interface adapter… ifconfig shows my eth0 and lo are both functioning normally but when i use iwconfig it appears blank. Im sure its very simple but any help would be appreciated!

Linux 4.18.0-parrot20-amd64 x86_64

Virtual Box

Configured to multiboot with other systems? (no)

Hey. That might be because in your VM, eth0 is your Host OS wlan0 connection. So the VM basically uses a driver (one of those you have to install during the software’s installation) to get a wired connection working in your simulated OS but it’s actually coming from there.

To make that wireless dongle useful for the simulated OS, in VM VirtualBox you can go to Devices / USB in your simulated machine and then choose it.

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eth0 is Ethernet cable
wlan0 is the wirless card

Right click virtualmachine

changed attached to bridge adapter
name : wlan0

Then in terminal type “sudo network-manager restart”

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Thank you really helped :slight_smile: