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Old 03-14-2016, 06:00 PM   #1
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Trouble getting TL-WN722N adapter working with Kali Linux


Windows picks it up fine, but when I do a live boot into Kali, it's like the device doesn't even exist. lsusb doesn't show it, it's not in the network interfaces. I thought it was the drivers maybe so I stick in my driver disk and lo and behold, you can't run the setup exe because Linux doesn't run exe files apparently.

iwconfig just shows "no wireless extensions" for both eth0 and lo.

I've trying to troubleshoot this problem for the whole day, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 03-14-2016, 06:09 PM   #2
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you are aware that the kali developers disabled the network on purpose
this is the default setting

please read the kali documentation

Kali is not a normal operating system

it is designed for ONE use and one purpose only

the target user for the Kali OS is the computer science major with at least a masters degree in network security
( or equivalent in experience)
 
Old 03-14-2016, 06:25 PM   #3
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That's interesting. All the Kali tutorials I've seen don't mention that the they "disabled the network" and you have to re-enable it somehow.
Well, I am on a Computer Science Master's course, but nowhere near finishing yet. Let's say I want to get a head start on pentesting.

Do you know how to enable the network?
 
Old 03-11-2018, 01:33 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by SirKamyk View Post
That's interesting. All the Kali tutorials I've seen don't mention that the they "disabled the network" and you have to re-enable it somehow.
Well, I am on a Computer Science Master's course, but nowhere near finishing yet. Let's say I want to get a head start on pentesting.

Do you know how to enable the network?
If at all you are still encountering this problem, i could suggest that you run Kali in a Vbox instead of dual booting/single booting it.

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Old 03-11-2018, 01:42 PM   #5
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That's interesting. All the Kali tutorials I've seen don't mention that the they "disabled the network" and you have to re-enable it somehow.
...
I take it you have not read Kali's website either?

From https://docs.kali.org/introduction/s...use-kali-linux

Quote:
What’s Different About Kali Linux?

Kali Linux is specifically geared to meet the requirements of professional penetration testing and security auditing. To achieve this, several core changes have been implemented in Kali Linux which reflect these needs:

Single user, root access by design: Due to the nature of security audits, Kali Linux is designed to be used in a “single, root user” scenario. Many of the tools used in penetration testing require escalated privileges, and while it’s generally sound policy to only enable root privileges when necessary, in the use cases that Kali Linux is aimed at, this approach would be a burden.

Network services disabled by default: Kali Linux contains systemd hooks that disable network services by default. These hooks allow us to install various services on Kali Linux, while ensuring that our distribution remains secure by default, no matter what packages are installed. Additional services such as Bluetooth are also blacklisted by default.

Custom Linux kernel: Kali Linux uses an upstream kernel, patched for wireless injection.
A minimal and trusted set of repositories: given the aims and goals of Kali Linux, maintaining the integrity of the system as a whole is absolutely key. With that goal in mind, the set of upstream software sources which Kali uses is kept to an absolute minimum. Many new Kali users are tempted to add additional repositories to their sources.list, but doing so runs a very serious risk of breaking your Kali Linux installation.

Is Kali Linux Right For You?

As the distribution’s developers, you might expect us to recommend that everyone should be using Kali Linux. The fact of the matter is, however, that Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testers and security specialists, and given its unique nature, it is NOT a recommended distribution if you’re unfamiliar with Linux or are looking for a general-purpose Linux desktop distribution for development, web design, gaming, etc.

Even for experienced Linux users, Kali can pose some challenges. Although Kali is an open source project, it’s not a wide-open source project, for reasons of security. The development team is small and trusted, packages in the repositories are signed both by the individual committer and the team, and — importantly — the set of upstream repositories from which updates and new packages are drawn is very small. Adding repositories to your software sources which have not been tested by the Kali Linux development team is a good way to cause problems on your system.

While Kali Linux is architected to be highly customizable, don’t expect to be able to add random unrelated packages and repositories that are “out of band” of the regular Kali software sources and have it Just Work. In particular, there is absolutely no support whatsoever for the apt-add-repository command, LaunchPad, or PPAs. Trying to install Steam on your Kali Linux desktop is an experiment that will not end well. Even getting a package as mainstream as NodeJS onto a Kali Linux installation can take a little extra effort and tinkering.

If you are unfamiliar with Linux generally, if you do not have at least a basic level of competence in administering a system, if you are looking for a Linux distribution to use as a learning tool to get to know your way around Linux, or if you want a distro that you can use as a general purpose desktop installation, Kali Linux is probably not what you are looking for.

In addition, misuse of security and penetration testing tools within a network, particularly without specific authorization, may cause irreparable damage and result in significant consequences, personal and/or legal. “Not understanding what you were doing” is not going to work as an excuse.
It's in bold above.

You do understand that you're unlikely to get a lot of help with Kali here. As the first reply to this thread said, Kali is NOT for new users, nor is it a general purpose system, period. You could have found all of this out by simply reading the "Sticky" at the top of this very forum. Suggest you read it: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ad-4175614092/

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Old 03-11-2018, 10:11 PM   #6
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For wireless adapters you need the firmware. If you plug in the adapter, you can do lsusb command and find the USB ID, which is wxyz:abcd format. The first four digits is the manufacturer ID, the second is the model ID. You can google that to get information on the item. The manufacturer might make a linux driver. Otherwise, find out which wireless chip is used, and google for which firmware package you need. After you install it and enable networking, probably 'systemctl start networking' or so, the usb wireless dongle should work.

But seriously, coming to a general forum to ask about Kali just makes it look like you fear asking on the Kali forums. Even if I was a pen tester, I still wouldn't use Kali, because I could do everything Kali can do and more with a more pleasant-to-use distro.

Kali just takes some of the burden of setting up a pen-test and exploit system. It has some settings you wouldn't see elsewhere, like a firewall setting that allows everything incoming and nothing outgoing; totally useless on an normal system.

But you can write that firewall in two minutes. It also installs with networking disabled by default, because a working network allows discovery of the pen-test station before everything is set up correctly.

If you're just learning Linux, you'll find everything much easier with a mainstream distro like Debian, which is what Kali is forked off of.
 
  


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