Windows 10: unable to detect external wifi adapter in wsl

Discus and support unable to detect external wifi adapter in wsl in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hey i installed ubuntu 18 from Microsoft store by using windows subsystem for Linux. Then in ubuntu I installed aircrack-ng and when I enter command... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by NSA99, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. NSA99 Win User

    unable to detect external wifi adapter in wsl


    Hey

    i installed ubuntu 18 from Microsoft store by using windows subsystem for Linux. Then in ubuntu I installed aircrack-ng and when I enter command sudo airmon-ng it shows this ls: cannot access '/sys/class/ieee80211/': No such file or directory

    and unable to detect external wifi adapter. (sorry for bad english)

    :)
     
    NSA99, Sep 15, 2019
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  2. Unable to detect wifi network on windows 10

    I am unable to detect my home wifi network on my windows 10 PC, I can find it and join it though on my mobile. I have tried reinstalling the network adapters but that didn't help. I haven't tried to clear the register entry, I am not sure if its safest option.

    Any suggestions on how to fix the issue ?
     
    AkhilPolamarasetty, Sep 15, 2019
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  3. WG9
    WG9 Win User
    Wifi adapter disappears - goes 'hidden'


    Running Windows 10 on an Acer laptop. Over the past month, the wifi connection dropped without explanation/warning.

    First time, the adapter was visible in Device Manager (with a yellow triangle next to it). An interent search found the suggestion to uninstall it and restart. That worked.

    Today, the connection dropped again. In Device Manager at first I could not see the wifi adapter listed. I clicked to see hidden devices and found the adapter and the Bluetooth (which I had not noticed was missing).

    I again uninstalled, restarted, and both the wifi and bluetooth have returned.

    Anyone any ideas as to what is happening, why it's happening, and what I need to do, please?

    I have attached a screenshot of the DM windows as it is now, showing the wifi adapter name, etc.

    Thanks very much

    WG
     
  4. S_and_S Win User

    unable to detect external wifi adapter in wsl

    Wifi Adapter

    Here are several methods:

    • Look in the user guide - see if 5 GHz WiFi is mentioned.
    • Find that model on the manufacturer's website - see if the manufacturer advertises 5 GHz capability.
    • Look for independent reviews of your model - the reviewer will certainly mention if the adapter supports 5 GHz

    If none of those provide the answer, I can suggest many more ways to find out.
     
    S_and_S, Sep 15, 2019
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