Please help me !!! No wifi tried everything kali linux broadcom 14e4:43a0
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root@kali:~# dpkg -l | grep -i linux
ii console-setup-linux 1.88 all Linux specific part of console-setup
ii dmsetup 2:1.02.74-8 amd64 Linux Kernel Device Mapper userspace library
ii edb-debugger 0.9.20-1kali1 amd64 Linux equivalent of OllyDbg
ii eject 2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-13 amd64 ejects CDs and operates CD-Changers under Linux
ii enum4linux 0.8.9-1kali1 all Enumerates info from Windows and Samba systems
ii extlinux 3:6.03+dfsg-4~kali1 amd64 collection of bootloaders (Linux ext2/ext3/ext4, btrfs, and xfs bootloader)
ii firmware-linux 0.44~kali1 all Binary firmware for various drivers in the Linux kernel (meta-package)
ii firmware-linux-free 3.3 all Binary firmware for various drivers in the Linux kernel
ii firmware-linux-nonfree 0.44~kali1 all Binary firmware for various drivers in the Linux kernel
ii hotpatch 0.2-1kali1 amd64 Hot patches Linux executables with .so file injection
ii i2c-tools 3.1.0-2 amd64 heterogeneous set of I2C tools for Linux
ii iw 3.4-1kali0 amd64 tool for configuring Linux wireless devices
ii kali-linux 1.55.24 amd64 Kali Linux base system
ii kali-linux-full 1.55.24 amd64 Kali Linux complete system
ii kali-menu 1.371 all Kali Linux custom menu
ii kbd 1.15.3-9 amd64 Linux console font and keytable utilities
ii kmod 9-3 amd64 tools for managing Linux kernel modules
ii libaio1:amd64 0.3.109-3 amd64 Linux kernel AIO access library - shared library
ii libbluetooth-dev 4.99-2 amd64 Development files for using the BlueZ Linux Bluetooth library
ii libbluetooth3:amd64 4.99-2 amd64 Library to use the BlueZ Linux Bluetooth stack
ii libcpufreq0 008-1 amd64 shared library to deal with the cpufreq Linux kernel feature
ii libdevmapper-event1.02.1:amd64 2:1.02.74-8 amd64 Linux Kernel Device Mapper event support library
ii libdevmapper1.02.1:amd64 2:1.02.74-8 amd64 Linux Kernel Device Mapper userspace library
ii libkeyutils1:amd64 1.5.5-3+deb7u1 amd64 Linux Key Management Utilities (library)
ii libpci3:amd64 1:3.1.9-6 amd64 Linux PCI Utilities (shared library)
ii libselinux1:amd64 2.1.9-5 amd64 SELinux runtime shared libraries
ii libsemanage-common 2.1.6-6 all Common files for SELinux policy management libraries
ii libsemanage1:amd64 2.1.6-6 amd64 SELinux policy management library
ii libsepol1:amd64 2.1.4-3 amd64 SELinux library for manipulating binary security policies
ii libv4l-0:amd64 0.8.8-3 amd64 Collection of video4linux support libraries
ii libv4lconvert0:amd64 0.8.8-3 amd64 Video4linux frame format conversion library
ii libva-x11-1:amd64 1.0.15-4 amd64 Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux -- X11 runtime
ii libva1:amd64 1.0.15-4 amd64 Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux -- runtime
ii linux-base 3.5 all Linux image base package
ii linux-image-3.18.0-kali1-amd64 3.18.3-1~kali4 amd64 Linux 3.18 for 64-bit PCs
ii linux-image-amd64 3.18+63+kali2 amd64 Linux for 64-bit PCs (meta-package)
ii linux-libc-dev:amd64 3.18.3-1~kali4 amd64 Linux support headers for userspace development
ii lsb-base 4.1+Debian8+deb7u1 all Linux Standard Base 4.1 init script functionality
ii lsb-release 4.1+Debian8+deb7u1 all Linux Standard Base version reporting utility
ii lvm2 2.02.95-8 amd64 Linux Logical Volume Manager
ii manpages 3.44-1 all Manual pages about using a GNU/Linux system
ii manpages-dev 3.44-1 all Manual pages about using GNU/Linux for development
ii pciutils 1:3.1.9-6 amd64 Linux PCI Utilities
ii recordmydesktop 0.3.8.1+svn602-1+b1 amd64 Captures audio-video data of a Linux desktop session
ii sbd 1.37-1kali1 amd64 Secure backdoor for linux and windows
ii syslinux 3:6.03+dfsg-4~kali1 amd64 collection of bootloaders (DOS FAT and NTFS bootloader)
ii syslinux-common 3:6.03+dfsg-4~kali1 all collection of bootloaders (common)
ii unetbootin 575-1 amd64 installer of Linux/BSD distributions to a partition or USB drive
ii usbutils 1:005-3 amd64 Linux USB utilities
ii util-linux 2.20.1-5.3 amd64 Miscellaneous system utilities
ii wireless-tools 30~pre9-8 amd64 Tools for manipulating Linux Wireless Extensions
Sorry the spacing seems really weird.
Last edited by agrestical; 02-28-2015 at 06:26 AM.
This is the latest kernel version at http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/k.../main/l/linux/
Upgrading to the latest kernel would match the source, but this is fraught without also installing other updates.
I suggest it would be better to get a fresh up-to-date version and install from scratch.
I assume the b43 module would work for your wifi device. There's firmware that's needed, and the firmware that works may not be the one that ships with the distro. And if it's a newer chipset it may only work on recent kernels, although nothing on the last two pages suggest anything not recent.
I got the apple usb to ethernet device recently at radioshack, and it works out of the box (asix module). I mostly use ethernet to $40 routers with wifi to handle the wifi at home. Pros and cons, but mostly pro as I can elevate the device for a better signal and ping it to see which point is the point of failure (local wifi or ISP).
It seems like kali uses the debian package management system, so you could save the .deb files for the networking stuff once you get it working. And dpkg -i <stuff>.deb to load them after boot. If persistence fails you. In debian those things end up in /var/cache/apt/archives/ when you apt-get them. Of course if wifi is your only networking option and it doesn't work, easier said than done.
I don't mind getting a fresh up to date version and installing from scratch on the USB. Should I just get it from the link you posted? And yes I guess I should probably get one of those adapters and even update my router as it is one of the older ones that your ISP gives you. Thanks for the reply Shadow_7 !
Now I'm not sure how to extract or install whatever it is I downloaded (.tar) file so i'm kind of already stuck there.. I know I have to compile it from the source but I don't know how to do that.
Apparently he says I also need headers and build essentials which I'm not sure where to get those from but I think they can be found here: http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/k.../main/l/linux/
I have an idea. I have another HP laptop and i'm pretty sure Wifi works automatically on that, is it possible to download all the updates and dependencies I need and save it onto the Live USB then just plug it into this Macbook and load my Broadcom driver ? I don't know how to do that though.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Maintainer: Cyril Lacoux <email@example.com>
Installed-Size: 14108 Depends: dkms (>= 126.96.36.199)
Breaks: broadcom-sta-common, broadcom-sta-modules (<< 188.8.131.52-6~), broadcom-sta-source
Replaces: broadcom-sta-common, broadcom-sta-modules (<< 184.108.40.206-6~), broadcom-sta-source
Description: dkms source for the Broadcom STA Wireless driver
Broadcom STA is a binary-only device driver to support the following IEEE
802.11a/b/g/n wireless network cards: BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4313-,
BCM4321-, BCM4322-, BCM43142-, BCM43224-, BCM43225-, BCM43227-, BCM43228-,
BCM4331-, BCM4360-, and BCM4352-based hardware.
This package provides the source code for the wl kernel modules. The
wireless-tools package is also required in order to make use of these modules. Kernel source or headers are required to compile these modules.
As the source version needs to match the kernel version, then a fresh, up-to-date install of the Kali distribution is required on your target computer. Then install the linux-source, the dkms and the broadcom-sta-dkms packages in that order.
That iso should be fine. Part of your problem has been that since you did your initial install, the Kali distribution has rolled out updates (around Feb 24). So there has been a mis-match between your initial install, and the version of the kernel source available on the mirror.
If you have just downloaded the kali-linux-1.1.0-amd64.iso within the last 24 hours, then it will contain the latest kernel version. That version will match with the linux-source package available on the mirror.
So install from the latest iso, and then manually install the dependency and compile requirements, and then manually install the kernel module package for your wireless device. This should give you wifi in your Kali install.
just like a Formula ONE race car can not just be driven by any one
YOU NEED to go to SCHOOL to drive a F1 car
just like for using KALI
the tools in Kali ( the tools that make it well " Kali! " )
do need a lot of knowledge to use
if you really need to use a debian famaly of operating systems
Debian 7.8 or 8 testing
Linux Mint 17
ALL!!! of those are MORE used friendly and "new to Linux" friendly than Kali
and with Mint17 or Ubuntu14 or Debian8 the wireless might just "just work out of the box"
with no need to manually custom build a driver for a very CUSTOM operating system