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Old 01-24-2023, 10:46 PM   #1
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How to install an old kernel on Kali Linux 2022.4?

The reason I want to install an old kernel is that my laptop WiFi adapter doesn't work well in monitor mode. By that I mean, airodump shows all clients as "not associated" when they actually are.

In the past, I managed to fix that by installing the kernel image 4.0.0-kali-686 pae, which worked well with the wifi driver (b43) for my wifi adapter (BCM4311), but it's been over 3 years now since I last used Linux and I, being a Linux novice, don't remember how to do this.

I managed to do it in the past in Kali Linux 2019 which by default came with a kernel version higher than 4.0.0. I did a lot of research back then and eventually installed the kernel version 4.0.0 alongside the stock version. Everytime I wanted to work with monitor mode enabled, I loaded the older version from Grub

The "not associated clients" problem has to do with either the wifi driver or with the kernel, but I don't know which one is to blame.

I installed the latest version of Kali Linux earlier today and just updated and upgraded it. If it helps, the "not associated" problem was encountered before and after the upgrade.
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Hello Trombo, & welcome to LQ.

Kali Linux doesn't supply linux firmware, so only (crappy)wifi with preprogrammed firmware might work.
Kali linux is best viewed as a tool for pen testing, and use the wired network card.

If you want to use Linux, install a distribution. Kali Linux isn't that. Hsve a read of these


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