Enable Wi-fi on Kali Linux
I just installed Kali Linux on Dell Inspiron 1545, and am unable to get wireless connection.
I attempted the following
[email protected]:~# lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 0c:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000c] # apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi # modprobe -r iwlwifi; modprobe iwlwifi
I even tried commands I used when I installed Ubuntu on the same laptop
sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source sudo modprobe -r b43 bcma sudo modprobe wl
How to fix?
I also ran
sudo apt-get install kali-linux-wireless
but I still cannot detect and connect to my home wi-fi.
Tried first solution
I tried first solution, but when I go to Administration > System, I get package manager. I searched for everything
Broadcomdownloaded, installed, rebooted, but still no wireless.
There has to be an easy solution ......
I was getting errors with install. After I reboot, still no wireless detector.
I'm trying all your suggestions .... seems I will have to read the links you provided. Who knew getting wireless would be so difficult! I will extend bounty time if possible.
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May be your wireless card is in turned off state, does the laptop have any dedicated physical switch or key combo(like Fn+F3 on my acer laptop) to turn on/off Wi-Fi ? most laptops also have a LED to show Wi-Fi card state.
Device firmwares are not pre installed in kali-linux(my last used version 1.0.4 can't tell about latest versions) , so if not already installed, install them.
sudo apt-get install firmware-linux firmware-linux-free firmware-linux-nonfree
Install Broadcom wireless card firmware
sudo apt-get install firmware-brcm80211 firmware-b43-installer firmware-b43legacy-installer broadcom-sta-dkms
Then use proper kernel drivers, b43 or b43legacy, iwlwifi is Intel Wi-Fi card driver so firmware-iwlwifi is not necessary.
@Arnam I tried the two commands, but no luck. What do you mean by `Then use proper kernel drivers, b43 or b43legacy, iwlwifi is Intel Wi-Fi card driver so firmware-iwlwifi is not necessary.`
As your Wi-Fi module is made by Broadcom , so it is unnecessary to use any Intel Wi-Fi card driver, **iwlwifi** kernel module is for Intel Wi-Fi modules. Does the Wi-Fi interface shows up(check with `/sbin/ifconfig`) as wlan0 or even as eth1 ? I think your card needs Proprietary **Broadcom STA Wireless** driver , did you installed this ? **broadcom-sta-dkms** ? About 1yr ago I had same issue with an old lenovo laptop , but finally worked smoothly on Ubuntu with **bcmwl-kernel-source** package. check it here https://wiki.debian.org/wl , and hey, my name is _Arnab_ not _Arnam_ .