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Old 02-27-2015, 09:19 PM   #1
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Please help me !!! No wifi tried everything kali linux broadcom 14e4:43a0


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My wifi isn't working. Broadcom 14e4:43a0 is what I got. Running off a USB on Macbook. Cant apt-get update or install anything as there is no wifi. There is no ethernet port either. I might need the drivers i think ? Maybe its a quick fix ! Please help !!

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Old 02-27-2015, 09:47 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!
This Debian page seems relevant. https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDe...MacBookAir/6-1
You are going to need to find a way to get the package to install.
 
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying mate ! So I went over to the link and this might sound silly but what is it exactly that i'm looking for ? And how do I go about downloading it to my USB and then hopefully installing it over that way ?

Thanks again !
 
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I was hoping you would find this on the page I linked in post#2
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The Broadcom BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter works with driver 'wl' in the dkms source for the Broadcom STA (binary-only) device driver.

Install the package broadcom-sta-dkms and load the driver 'wl'. (Tested with Jessie and Sid). "
If you click on the "broadcom-sta-dkms" link you will get a list of packages. Choose a suitable version and download. Copy that to a USB and use your distribution package manager to install.

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Old 02-28-2015, 12:14 AM   #5
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K so I tried getting the package to install and it is yet to work I've been tinkering with this for days !!
 
Old 02-28-2015, 12:17 AM   #6
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Okay so I downloaded dkms_2.2.0.3.orig.tar .. Now i'll move it to the USB correct ? And how would I go about installing it on Kali ? THANKS !!
 
Old 02-28-2015, 12:18 AM   #7
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Which distribution package manager do you recommend ? I was using fw-cutter before but that wasnt working too well. Is there another that comes with Kali ? Thanks !
 
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The command you want to type in a terminal is:
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dpkg -i <name of package to be installed>
e.g. http://www.pendrivelinux.com/how-to-...-deb-packages/

Edit: You will need to compile the package from the source first withe 'make' and 'make install'.

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Old 02-28-2015, 12:46 AM   #9
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I got an error. Do I need to build kernel headers ?
 
Old 02-28-2015, 12:48 AM   #10
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Please read the edit in my last post. You have downloaded a source package. You will need to compile that first before installing.
 
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Okay I'll try that. I'm not sure if I have the right source though. Do you know whether it's the one I should be using ? Thanks !
 
Old 02-28-2015, 12:53 AM   #12
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Should I try using Synaptic ?
 
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Just backtracking a little to check.
You have a copy of the broadcom-sta_6.30.223.248.orig.tar.xz file. Correct?

You need to transfer to the machine with the non-functional wireless.

You need to extract the tar archive with 'tar xvzf broadcom-sta_6.30.223.248.orig.tar.xz'
Within that you will find a README.txt with instructions.
 
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I have done some more googling. You can get a precompiled package from http://mirror.linux.org.au/debian/po.../broadcom-sta/
You want the broadcom-sta-dkms_6.30.223.248-3_all.deb package, which you should then be able to install using 'dpkg -i broadcom-sta-dkms_6.30.223.248-3_all.deb'

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Old 02-28-2015, 01:18 AM   #15
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Yes I'm on my way to doing all of that! I really appreciate your patience as this is all happening on the same Mac i'm using to message so it's a bit turtle paced. I'll get back to you if it works/ or if I need more help !
 
  


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