Virtualbox kali linux usb wifi adapter not working


I get this error when I try to add USB wireless adapter to my running Kali Linux.

Failed to attach the USB device Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8812AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN Adapter to the virtual machine Kali-Linux-2016.2-vbox-i686_1.

USB device 'Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8812AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN Adapter' with UUID {cb3700a9-5075-4cf4-8ad0-84772145a1ae} is busy with a previous request. Please try again later.

Result Code: E_INVALIDARG (0x80070057)
Component: HostUSBDeviceWrap
Interface: IHostUSBDevice {c19073dd-cc7b-431b-98b2-951fda8eab89}
Callee: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}'

I'm using a laptop, so I think there could be problem between my integrated wireless device and USB wireless adapter.

asked on Super User Mar 5, 2017 by (unknown user)

1 Answer


I had the same problem but I found a solution.

Follow these steps:

  1. Uninstall old versions of VirtualBox
  2. Restart your PC
  3. Download the latest versions of VirtualBox (VirtualBox-5.1.28-117968-Win.exe) and their extensions (Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-5.1.28-117968..vbox-extpack)
  4. Create new folder in Program Files (example: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBoxNew) and execute the installer of the new VirtualBox version. Make sure to install in your new directory.
  5. Install the extensions
  6. Done

Try the newly installed version of VirtualBox...

answered on Super User Sep 22, 2017 by Aswadi Ishak • edited Sep 22, 2017 by Donald Duck

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