View Full Version : New install of nethunter cannot bring up WLAN1 using TL-WN722N (Nexus 7 - 2012)

2015-01-02, 00:32
New nethunter install using windows installer on Nexus 7 (2012) sees the USB wireless adapter TL-WN722N (AR9271 driver) as p2p0 but I cannot bring up wlan1.

Is the firmware missing (there is nothing in /lib/firmware/) or am I just missing something simple?

Thanks in advance

Android v4.4.4
uname -a
Linux kali 3.1.10-kangaroo #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Sep 29 15:10:42 EDT 2014 armv7l GNU/Linux

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


p2p0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=1496 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr off Fragment thr off
Encryption key off
Power Management:n

wlan0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"homelab"
Mode:Master Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 0E:18:6:47:34:E5
Bit Rate=65 Mb/s Tx-Power:32 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr off Fragment thr off
Encryption key off
Power Managementmode:All packets received
Link Quality=5/5 Signal level=-45 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:1 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

ifconfig wlan1 up
wlan1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

2015-04-26, 21:34
Hi joelaw, I'm experiencing exactly the same issue as you on the same hardware with 1.21 - how did you or anyone else solve it?

2015-05-04, 00:25
joelaw - You have the right kernel but there should be files in the firmware folder (/system/etc/firmware): https://github.com/offensive-security/kali-nethunter/tree/master/flash/system/etc/firmware

Can you do a dmesg when you plug it in?

2015-05-08, 14:53
Hi ,

any news about Nexus 7 2012 and TPLink WN722N?


2015-05-12, 23:09
I am also having this problem, everything worked fine then i did the update and OTG does not work, like its not even there. I see almost everyone is having this issue, is there anyone on it? I don't have the coding ability to figure it out alone, or can we retro-grade back to when it was working until the fix comes out? I used to used net hunter constantly now I can't do much