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MacBook Pro laptop with OS last edition. VMware Fusion with Ubuntu 18.04.02 LTS.

Why don't I see the WiFi interface?

manuele@m-machine:~$ iwconfig 
lo        no wireless extensions.
ens33     no wireless extensions.
manuele@m-machine:~$ ifconfig 
ens33: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet 10.5.51.79  netmask 255.255.248.0  broadcast 10.5.55.255
        inet6 fe80::4956:e0a0:4f2e:bc9f  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        ether 00:50:56:39:be:fd  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 86739  bytes 108699168 (108.6 MB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 58221  bytes 5691507 (5.6 MB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
        loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Loopback locale)
        RX packets 954  bytes 94796 (94.7 KB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 954  bytes 94796 (94.7 KB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
  • Since Ubuntu is installed in a virtual computer, it can olnly see virtual hardware, as exposed by Vmware. I am not sure there is supposed to be a virtual wifi interface, also, don't know what it's for. – mikewhatever Jun 18 at 15:08

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