View Full Version : AWUS036H on Samsung ARM Chromebook NOT WORKING

2013-10-24, 03:09
Okay, so I've been troubleshooting this all over the internet for the past couple of hours (or 6), and I just can't get it to work.

I'm on a Samsung ARM Chromebook, running the Chromebook img of Kali.
I have the Alfa AWUS036H Wireless USB, but it just won't work. It seems like the rtl8187 drivers aren't installed, and I can't figure out how to do that.

I've tried to download the compat-wireless drivers, but since I cannot "make" and install the drivers, that solution won't help me out.

Here's some terminal outputs.


root@kali:~# ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1216 (1.1 KiB) TX bytes:1216 (1.1 KiB)

mlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 5c:f8:a1:xx:xx:xx
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::5ef8:a1ff:fe64:b7b0/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:748 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:681 errors:7 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:561200 (548.0 KiB) TX bytes:171500 (167.4 KiB)

mlan0 is the internal wireless card.


root@kali:~# iwconfig
mlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:"MyWiFi"
Mode:Managed Frequency:5.18 GHz Access Point: 20:AA:4B:xx:xx:xx
Bit Rate=144.4 Mb/s
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:on
Link Quality=70/70 Signal level=-40 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

lo no wireless extensions.


Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8187 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187 Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:3503 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2232:1037

So as you can see, the device is recognized, but I cannot initiate it, or see it anywhere.

I've installed wicd, which didn't work either.

Please, can anyone help me out here? I've been trying everything.


2013-10-24, 14:03
Kali ARM 1.0.5? Try 1.0.0... Wifi is broken in ARM 1.0.5

2013-10-25, 03:31
Is there a way I can downgrade? I am using the Chromebook image, so if there's somehow I can downgrade through terminal, it would be awesome!