The objective of this guide is to show how to enable and disable the WiFi on Kali Linux. This can be done either by GUI or command line, and we’ll be showing the step by step instructions for both methods in this tutorial. This will be helpful if you’re having trouble connecting to a wireless router, or you plan to do some WiFi scanning and cracking with Aircrack-ng, for example.
It’s possible to reset Kali Linux password in the event that you are no longer able to login to the root user account. This happens if you haven’t logged in for a while and have since forgot Kali Linux password. In case you have not already tried, the default Kali password for root user is
toor (root backwards) on VMWare and live images. Try logging in with this password before resetting the Kali Linux password.
In order to enable root login for Kali Linux, we must set the the root password manually. In past versions of Kali Linux, users were able to log in directly to the root account by default. On more recent versions, this has been disabled. The reasoning behind this change should be obvious, but if you’re a Kali user, you probably know your way around a Linux system by now, and there’s not much risk in letting you use the root account to log in.
The purpose of this tutorial is to check the local IP address, public IP address, default gateway, and DNS servers on a Kali Linux system. It is possible on Kali to get IP address information from command line or from GUI. We will cover the step by step instructions for both methods below.
Although Kali Linux downloads come with a GUI installed by default, a desktop environment is only a supplemental component of a Linux system, and is not essential. Many Linux administrators prefer to interact with the command line terminal instead of a GUI, and may even come to find the GUI as an unnecessary hindrance that they would rather do without. Like any other Linux system, it is possible to use Kali Linux without a GUI.
MAC address whitelisting sounds like a great way to prevent unauthorized access to your wireless network, but it does not work as well as you might think. The purpose of this guide is to demonstrate exactly how easy it is to spoof a whitelisted MAC address and gain access to a restricted network. In the steps below, you will see how to spoof a MAC address to gain access to MAC whitelisted network on Kali Linux.
Setting your system time and time zone is usually done when initially installing Kali. If you skipped that step during installation, have switched time zones, or your system clock has drifted out of sync, we’ll help you get it fixed. In this tutorial, we will show you how to change the time in Kali Linux from both command line and GUI.
If you want to run Kali Linux on your system but you already have Windows 10 installed, you have a couple of options. One thing you could do is install Kali Linux in a virtual machine, as we’ve shown in our tutorials for installing Kali in VMware and installing Kali in VirtualBox.
The other option is to create a dual boot environment for Kali and Windows. Both options have their pros and cons. The main reason you might want to dual boot with Kali, as opposed to running it in a virtual machine, is to give Kali direct access to your system’s hardware. This way, you don’t have the overhead of a hypervisor, and direct access to components is a lot easier, such as for a Wi-Fi adapter. This is a big selling point if you plan to test the security of Wi-Fi hotspots, for example.
A dual boot environment works by prompting you at startup to select which operating system you’d like to load into. So, you’ll have to reboot your computer each time you want to load into a different operating system. That’s the only disadvantage of this method, but for a system like Kali it should prove worth it.
Ready to get Kali Linux installed alongside Windows 10? Read on below as we take you through all the steps.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install Kali Linux alongside Windows 10
- How to load into Kali Linux or Windows 10 at system boot