Hardware support is built into the kernel in Linux. You do the driver code thing if something isn't supported.
What I'm saying is that the kernel either supports a wifi or it doesn't ~ it's (all native hardware support) in the kernel, NOT the machine the CD/DVD was burned on. (You gotta shuck off the windoze mentality here.)
I cannot speak to Kali ~ but from what I gather it's a skinned back, lean and mean security testing tool ~ on the aggressor side of the equation ~ not the defender side, e.g., the Tails distro is for defense.
Wifi is a known weakspot in the fortress wall and perhaps Kali has tailored the kernel to be installed via a wired (more secure) connection? Not that it can't test wifi, but most who are using Kali for its intended purpose are prolly NOT installing it via a wifi connection.
Wifi used to be a lot more iffy a few years back. In the newer kernels there aren't too many probs with it that you commonly hear about.
That's also one of the cool things about a 'live' distro ~ one you can test drive before installing ~ you actually get to see if it plays well with hardware or runs with scissors.
However, I suspect Kali isn't one of those.
Suggestion: Explore the new world you find yourself in with one of the Linux Mint installs. The comparison is a BB gun Vs a 1911. If you slip up and shoot yourself in the eye, you'll only go blind with a BB rather than brain dead with a .45 cal thru the main ingredient.