View Full Version : How To : Using AR5523 Wifi chipset on Kali

2014-02-07, 18:40
Hello everyone !
I'm new here and this is my first post in the forum , and in this thread i will explain how to use ar5523 wireless chipset with Kali-Linux because i had this problem for about 2 months until i finally got it working !

Well lets start ! , This is an Installation guide from Debian Wiki :

But sometimes after you finish these steps and reboot your system it doesn't work ! when you check on "lsusb" it shows that there IS an AR5523 device plugged in but does not have firmware !
To resolve this you will need this file :

and install it using the following commands (without the hashtags) :

# tar xvf ar5523.tgz ar5523/uath-ar5523.bin --strip 1
# mv uath-ar5523.bin /lib/firmware

and you should be done !

Hopefully this helped!

P.S / I tried to enter the commands into a CODE area but it doesn't seem to work :(

2016-12-02, 21:56
hi lawchack.
I have the same problem but with Kali 2.0. What Kali version are you using?