LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-11-2021, 11:13 AM   #1
Mathunter
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2021
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
kali dual boot without ethernet adapter


Hi,
I have set up Kali Linux in dual boot on my Asus Zephyrus laptop. It does not have an ethernet adapter, only a wireless one: the mediatek mt7921. During installation process, I have been asked to choose a ethernet drive to use because it didn't detect any ethernet adapter. No driver in the list seemed to work, so I continued installation anyway. Now I have kali set up but with absolutely no internet connection. Do you know how to be able to use the wireless adapter? It is not detected in neither ipconfig nor iwconfig but lsusb does show the adapter as "IMC Networks Wireless_Device" Would you be able to help me please? This can be seen as a duplicated thread but I assure I can't find a solution anywhere.
 
Old 09-11-2021, 11:40 AM   #2
TB0ne
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Distribution: SuSE, RedHat, Slack,CentOS
Posts: 24,178

Rep: Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mathunter View Post
Hi,
I have set up Kali Linux in dual boot on my Asus Zephyrus laptop. It does not have an ethernet adapter, only a wireless one: the mediatek mt7921. During installation process, I have been asked to choose a ethernet drive to use because it didn't detect any ethernet adapter. No driver in the list seemed to work, so I continued installation anyway. Now I have kali set up but with absolutely no internet connection. Do you know how to be able to use the wireless adapter? It is not detected in neither ipconfig nor iwconfig but lsusb does show the adapter as "IMC Networks Wireless_Device" Would you be able to help me please? This can be seen as a duplicated thread but I assure I can't find a solution anywhere.
I strongly suggest you read the Kali sticky posts on this forum, as well as in my posting signature, and reference what's on Kali's own website. Kali is *NOT* for new users, and their own site tells you that they recommend installing it in a virtual machine only. Even then, it's only supposed to be used for security/pentesting.

Why are you installing Kali at all?? Because just putting "kali wifi won't work" into a search-engine pulls up a LOT...focused strongly on Kali's own documentation, where they tell you that wifi is DISABLED on purpose. Yes, you can re-enable it (many guides on how to do so; surprising you couldn't find any), and it's covered on the Kali website in their documentation.

Kali doesn't offer you anything that any other distro of Linux offers...it's just pre-packaged with certain tools/configurations. Load Mint or Ubuntu instead.
 
Old 09-11-2021, 03:47 PM   #3
Mathunter
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2021
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Hi,

I actually am not beginning with Kali and have been using it for years now for fun (solving ctfs etc.) but I still sometimes face problems with simple issues. Anyway, my mistake was to use bing instead of google I believe, this web engine really does not bring up anything useful. I however was not able to see where in the Kali documentation it was written that wifi is disabled by default. Anyway, I think I found a simple fix now that I somehow didn't think about firsthandly.
Thanks for your kind help.
 
Old 09-11-2021, 04:14 PM   #4
TB0ne
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Distribution: SuSE, RedHat, Slack,CentOS
Posts: 24,178

Rep: Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122Reputation: 7122
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mathunter View Post
Hi,
I actually am not beginning with Kali and have been using it for years now for fun (solving ctfs etc.) but I still sometimes face problems with simple issues.
Odd that an experienced user didn't know about how Kali deals with wifi, nor that they could find information about it.
Quote:
Anyway, my mistake was to use bing instead of google I believe, this web engine really does not bring up anything useful. I however was not able to see where in the Kali documentation it was written that wifi is disabled by default. Anyway, I think I found a simple fix now that I somehow didn't think about firsthandly.
Thanks for your kind help.
Oh? How about sharing this 'simple fix'??
 
Old 09-11-2021, 05:46 PM   #5
maw_walker
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2021
Location: US
Distribution: FreeBSD, Kali
Posts: 86

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
OP: don’t install Kali. I use it every day at work as does my team and we strictly use it as a VM and it never fails. Works flawlessly in VirtualBox and their are prebuilt images on Kali’s site: https://www.kali.org/get-kali/#kali-virtual-machines
 
2 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alfa AWUS036NEH external adapter not showing available networks in Kali (VirtualBox and Dual Boot) Mayo1997 Linux - Networking 3 10-10-2019 04:20 PM
[SOLVED] dual boot windows and kali but kali is main distro josephschmoe Linux - Newbie 1 01-21-2019 12:07 AM
Failed to fetch http://http.kali.org/kali/dists/kali/Release.gpg aymeric75 Linux - General 2 07-11-2015 05:10 AM
Built-in USB Ethernet adapter vs. (standard) Ethernet adapter bgs@pt Linux - Networking 1 01-06-2013 08:05 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:27 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration