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    Troubleshooting Wireless Drivers

    Troubleshooting Wireless driver issues in Linux can be a frustrating job if you don’t know what to look for.

    To read the full document, check our Troubleshooting Wireless Drivers article.


    If you have any issues with this procedure, please post them in this thread.

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    I'm trying to use an Alfa awus036H through mapped as a usb device in VirtualBox; it shows up in lsusb but not as an interface dmesg | tail shows the following error which I haven't been able to figure out:

    [ 3522.900488] usb 1-2: new full-speed USB device number 6 using ohci_hcd
    [ 3533.121268] usb 1-2: string descriptor 0 read error: -110
    [ 3533.121276] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=8187
    [ 3533.121277] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [ 3538.129947] usb 1-2: can't set config #1, error -110

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    hi
    when i downloaded and installed it after reboot it kali hanged :x now i have reinstalled it.what do u recommend for D-link dwa 160 (b2) thanks for ur support :P

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    i have a Broadcom bcm4311 b/g wireless card and i cant get the firmware to work with kali

    plix help!

    ive tryed apt-get install frimware-b43-installer

    removed the module then readded it and when i readd it i get blank screen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bolexxx View Post
    Troubleshooting Wireless driver issues in Linux can be a frustrating job if you don’t know what to look for.

    To read the full document, check our Troubleshooting Wireless Drivers article.


    If you have any issues with this procedure, please post them in this thread.

    1. i think on that link, cannot describe how to activate device wireless Alfa AWUS036NH
    2. lspci or lsusb the result is detected alfa device but how to step by step to work "Mode monitor and Injection mode"

    thank you for the step by step command

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    i have dell inspiron 1564 with dell mini wireless card 1397 but it doesnt work and i have also kasper card but after viewing the networks and connect the connection reset and no pages are loading any help please with any one of them and thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiteDEADlee View Post
    I'm trying to use an Alfa awus036H through mapped as a usb device in VirtualBox; it shows up in lsusb but not as an interface dmesg | tail shows the following error which I haven't been able to figure out:

    [ 3522.900488] usb 1-2: new full-speed USB device number 6 using ohci_hcd
    [ 3533.121268] usb 1-2: string descriptor 0 read error: -110
    [ 3533.121276] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=8187
    [ 3533.121277] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [ 3538.129947] usb 1-2: can't set config #1, error -110
    I'm experiencing the same problem.

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    I use the RTL8111/8168B network card nd cannot get it to work. I have tried many different things.

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    Hi all, sorry my english write in google translate... I have a problem usb wifi card asus n13 strangely behaves displays network one 5-10 seconds after turning on the computer and don't obtaining ip - address, hide all wifi access point. I don't known that do but linux backtrack 5 r3 wifi good work...

    prompting command line:

    iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0 No scan results

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    kali 1.0.1 all updates and upgrades installed. 3.7-trunk-amd64 kernel on an hp elitebook 8540p. centrino 4965 works great with iwlwifi out of the box, but trying to install a linksys wusb54g v4 (ralink rt2570 chip) not working. here is the output when we plug in or reload the kernel module:

    Code:
    root@jc-elite:~# modprobe -r rt2500usb
    root@jc-elite:~# modprobe rt2500usb
    root@jc-elite:~# dmesg | tail
    [ 3736.978336]  [<ffffffffa06a3000>] ? 0xffffffffa06a2fff
    [ 3736.978342]  [<ffffffff810020b6>] ? do_one_initcall+0x75/0x12b
    [ 3736.978348]  [<ffffffffa06a3000>] ? 0xffffffffa06a2fff
    [ 3736.978355]  [<ffffffffa06a3000>] ? 0xffffffffa06a2fff
    [ 3736.978361]  [<ffffffff81083c4f>] ? sys_init_module+0x105/0x251
    [ 3736.978368]  [<ffffffff8137d8a9>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
    [ 3736.978371] ---[ end trace 8366e3e874e1db46 ]---
    [ 3736.978375] phy4 -> rt2x00lib_probe_dev: Error - Failed to initialize hw.
    [ 3736.978393] rt2500usb: probe of 1-2:1.0 failed with error -22
    [ 3736.978426] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2500usb
    seems to be like the problem mentioned in this post: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fro...el/dthMMtBVhV4

    then tried downloading and installing a new driver for the rt2570 and it would not compile:

    Code:
    root@jc-elite:~/rt2570-k2wrlz-1.6.4/Module# ls
    assoc.c     md5.c          rt2570.h        rtmp_def.h    rtusb.h       sha1.h
    auth.c      md5.h          rt2570sw.h      rtmp_tkip.c   rtusb_info.c  sync.c
    auth_rsp.c  mlme.c         rt2x00debug.c   rtmp_type.h   rtusb_init.c  wpa.c
    connect.c   mlme.h         rt2x00debug.h   rtmp_wep.c    rtusb_io.c    wpa.h
    Makefile    modules.order  rt_config.h     rtusb_bulk.c  rtusb_main.c
    Makefile~   oid.h          rtmp_ckipmic.h  rtusb_data.c  sanity.c
    root@jc-elite:~/rt2570-k2wrlz-1.6.4/Module# make
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-amd64'
      Building modules, stage 2.
      MODPOST 0 modules
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-amd64'
    rt2570.ko failed to build!
    make: *** [module] Error 1
    root@jc-elite:~/rt2570-k2wrlz-1.6.4/Module#
    yes, i have the linux-headers installed for this kernel. unsure why i can't compile this. so i tried getting compat-wireless and compiling, and got this:
    Code:
      CC [M]  /root/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1/drivers/bluetooth/hci_ath.o
    /root/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1/drivers/bluetooth/hci_ath.c: In function ‘ath_wakeup_ar3k’:
    /root/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1/drivers/bluetooth/hci_ath.c:61:2: error: incompatible type for argument 2 of ‘memcpy’
    In file included from /usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-common/arch/x86/include/asm/string.h:4:0,
                     from /usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-common/include/linux/string.h:17,
                     from /usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-common/include/linux/dynamic_debug.h:100,
                     from /usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-common/include/linux/kernel.h:14,
                     from /usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-common/include/linux/plist.h:78,
                     from /usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-common/include/linux/pm_qos.h:7,
                     from /root/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1/include/linux/pm_qos.h:7,
                     from /usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-common/include/linux/netdevice.h:28,
                     from /root/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1/include/linux/compat-2.6.29.h:5,
                     from /root/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1/include/linux/compat-2.6.h:49,
                     from <command-line>:0:
    /usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-common/arch/x86/include/asm/string_64.h:32:14: note: expected ‘const void *’ but argument is of type ‘struct ktermios’
    make[5]: *** [/root/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1/drivers/bluetooth/hci_ath.o] Error 1
    make[4]: *** [/root/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1/drivers/bluetooth] Error 2
    make[3]: *** [_module_/root/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1] Error 2
    make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
    make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-amd64'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2
    root@jc-elite:~/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1#
    So i am basically stuck, and although I could go buy another usb wlan dongle, I want to make this work because it works fine in backtrack5r3(kde64) as well as bugtraq2blackwidow(ubuntu 3.26 based), and I thought it would be a good exercise that would help people if solved in public forum.

    Thanks guys for any light you can shed.

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    FIXED!!!!
    Look at bottom for solution




    Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)
    Booting from a persistent USB

    Injection works perfectly.
    I am able to create a monitor interface too.
    I can connect perfectly without spoofing.

    I spoof my mac address this way:

    Code:
    ifconfig wlan0 down
    macchanger -r wlan0
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    I also tried managed mode and it didn't work.

    When I try connect to WEP network, it connects but the AP is unable to give me an address.
    When I try to connect to WPA network, the network manager prompts me to enter a password, as if the one I had was wrong.


    My issue has been fixed in two ways. Macchanger doesn't work, but instead I do:
    Code:
    ifconfig wlan0 down hw ether 00:00:00:00:00:01
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    OR

    Right click on network manager (top right)
    Edit connections
    Wireless
    Select a connection
    Type in "cloned mac address"

    And it works
    Last edited by isaac; 2013-04-15 at 09:35. Reason: FIXED

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    The Compact-Wirless didn't work? Can anyone tell me why? Still no wlan0 or interface.
    Last edited by killerpop; 2013-04-15 at 04:39.

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    Hi all, I install Kali 1.0.3 and i still not have wlan0. My network adapter is : 03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43227 802.11b/g/n
    Before that i have Backtrack 5 R3 and i have WiFi without any problems with bcmwl-kernel-source_5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu6_amd64 package. Can you give some how to or package to fix this

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    OK, I'm done with my patience i had to register and ask for help.
    My hardware: Alfa awus036nh with ralink rt3070 chip and integrated ralink 3090.
    My problem: i cant access the internet ... it is really strange. I have listed all available wifi networks of the USB adapter, but if i try to connect it wont.
    The history: 1. I installed kali 1.0.2 amd64 and everything worked great ... after i perform "apt-get upgrade" the network manager showed that I'm connected, but couldn't access the internet nor my router over the IP 192.168.1.1.
    2. After i got stuck on the 1.0.2 (after "apt-get upgrade") i tried 1.0.3 amd64, and now I'm not able to connect to the wireless at all.

    I tried to put wlan0 (my integrated wireless card) down ("ifconfig wlan0 down"), but had no luck ... tried to put eth0 and lo down, but nothing ... i tried everything that i found googling, but there's not much information for Kali out there ATM.

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    rt2500usb fix

    Quote Originally Posted by JusCunningham View Post
    kali 1.0.1 all updates and upgrades installed. 3.7-trunk-amd64 kernel on an hp elitebook 8540p. centrino 4965 works great with iwlwifi out of the box, but trying to install a linksys wusb54g v4 (ralink rt2570 chip) not working. here is the output when we plug in or reload the kernel module:

    Code:
    [ 3736.978375] phy4 -> rt2x00lib_probe_dev: Error - Failed to initialize hw.
    [ 3736.978393] rt2500usb: probe of 1-2:1.0 failed with error -22
    [ 3736.978426] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2500usb
    seems to be like the problem mentioned in this post: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fro...el/dthMMtBVhV4
    I was having this same issue. I applied the patch you linked to, recompiled the kernel, and my rt2500usb adapter works now. I used the instructions for recompiling the kernel here: http://docs.kali.org/development/rec...i-linux-kernel

    After downloading and extracting the source code, and prior to the step "configuring your kernel", I performed the following steps to apply the patch

    1. Create the Patch file, I used the following code, and saved it to /root/rt2x00-patch

    Code:
    diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00dev.c
    b/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00dev.c
    index 69097d1..dafb448 100644
    --- a/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00dev.c
    +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00dev.c
    @@ -1123,6 +1123,9 @@  static inline void rt2x00lib_set_if_combinations(struct rt2x00_dev *rt2x00dev)
     	struct ieee80211_iface_limit *if_limit;
     	struct ieee80211_iface_combination *if_combination;
    
    +	if (rt2x00dev->ops->max_ap_intf < 2)
    +		return;
    +
     	/*
     	 * Build up AP interface limits structure.
    2. Run the following commands:

    • cd /usr/src/linux-source-3.7
    • patch -p1 < /root/rt2x00-patch


    Output:
    Code:
    root@kali:/usr/src/linux-source-3.7# patch -p1 < /root/rt2x00-patch 
    patching file drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00dev.c
    Hunk #1 succeeded at 1123 with fuzz 1.
    3. Continue with the steps for configuring, building, and installing the kernel

    After rebooting, I was able to plug in my USB wifi adapter and it worked properly.
    Last edited by Dream-Cypher; 2013-05-26 at 15:07. Reason: Corrected Typo in

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    I have to join in, I got Kali running on a MacBookPro 11th Generation w/ USB-Persistence-Stick.
    It runs on a Broadcom bcm4311 card and I can do everything with it, Monitor Mode, wireshark, Injectiontest (aireplay-ng -9) but a usual stable wifi connection won't work.

    I get disconnected and then there are always three "auth" tries which timeout and then they try again and we are connected.

    iw event -t: Connection quality monitor event: RSSI went below threshold.

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    Hi All,

    I have wireless that works, but it is really slow, and it does not have to do with my internet connection. From the Google Chrome website I am downloading the chrome browser and it states I am only getting 15.5 kb/s this is true not only for the this but pretty much anything else that needs web access. Is this normal behavior? Or any solutions? I have a Broadcom 4322AG 802.11 a/b/g/draft-n built in wifi for my 6930p.

    Thanks

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    I just barely ordered the same exact alfa card you guys are referring to. I was curious if you had figured out how to get it to show up as an interface dmesg (incase I have the same problem?)

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    Hi all,
    In first, i hope i'm in the good section for my question, if it's not i apologize.
    After three days of web research on web, Debian forum and other linux forum, ect... I didn't find a mean to change the driver of my wireless card which is brcmsmac to b43. The fact that, I have a BCM4313 and on Ubuntu in Settings, we have addional drivers settings allow to do this change which really improve wifi connexion and network detection.
    I'm disposed to provide you every information you want if you ask me and i'm sorry for my approximately english.
    Thanks for your time.

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    Hi all,
    I want to know if it's possible to change wireless driver because i search for three days and i didn't find even on debian forum. I have a BCM4313 and actually my driver is brcmsmac and i want to change for b43.
    Thanks for your time.

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    Hi All,

    I've read through the troubleshooting guide and still can't seem to work out my issue. My guess at the moment is its a power issue.

    I have a Alfa Networks AWUS036H 1MW wireless card which I don't seem to be able to get to work on the latest version of Kali for the Raspberry Pi.

    From dmesg everything seems to be fine, in fact the output is the same as the output I get if I plug it into my laptop, which it works on.

    usb 1-1.3.5: Product: RTL8187_Wireless
    usb 1-1.3.5: Manufacturer: Manufacturer_Realtek_RTL8187_
    usb 1-1.3.5: SerialNumber: 00C0CA40CFBC
    cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
    ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
    ieee80211 phy0: hwaddr 00:c0:ca:40:cf:bc, RTL8187vB (default) V1 + rtl8225z2, rfkill mask 2
    rtl8187: Customer ID is 0xFF
    Registered led device: rtl8187-phy0::radio
    Registered led device: rtl8187-phy0::tx
    Registered led device: rtl8187-phy0::rx
    rtl8187: wireless switch is on
    usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl8187

    However when I run ifconfig or iwconfig wlan0 has no wireless extensions. The lights on my card are not on either. So I thought it was a power issue.

    I purchased the 'Zipp' usb hub listed last on the list here 'http://elinux.org/RPi_Powered_USB_Hubs' but the same issue exists.

    Anyone have any ideas?

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    Hi,

    I've got a problem reconnecting my device (TP-LINK TL-WN821N version 4, so it is a realtek chip). The first connection after booting works with:

    ifconfig wlan0 up
    wpa_supplicant-B -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dwext -iwlan0
    dhclient wlan0
    After shutting down wlan via

    killall wpa_supplicant
    ifconfig wlan0 down
    dhclient -r wlan0
    It will never be able to connect again. Only after rebooting my system.

    dmesg will contain a message like

    IPv6 (NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready

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    I have not tried in kali but I have tried the same wifi adapter on my pi and it will not work unless i use a powered usb hub so that could be the issue although no idea why your current but might not be working. if i dont use the hub my wifi adapter acts the same way

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobg View Post
    Hi All,

    I've read through the troubleshooting guide and still can't seem to work out my issue. My guess at the moment is its a power issue.

    I have a Alfa Networks AWUS036H 1MW wireless card which I don't seem to be able to get to work on the latest version of Kali for the Raspberry Pi.

    From dmesg everything seems to be fine, in fact the output is the same as the output I get if I plug it into my laptop, which it works on.

    usb 1-1.3.5: Product: RTL8187_Wireless
    usb 1-1.3.5: Manufacturer: Manufacturer_Realtek_RTL8187_
    usb 1-1.3.5: SerialNumber: 00C0CA40CFBC
    cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
    ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
    ieee80211 phy0: hwaddr 00:c0:ca:40:cf:bc, RTL8187vB (default) V1 + rtl8225z2, rfkill mask 2
    rtl8187: Customer ID is 0xFF
    Registered led device: rtl8187-phy0::radio
    Registered led device: rtl8187-phy0::tx
    Registered led device: rtl8187-phy0::rx
    rtl8187: wireless switch is on
    usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl8187

    However when I run ifconfig or iwconfig wlan0 has no wireless extensions. The lights on my card are not on either. So I thought it was a power issue.

    I purchased the 'Zipp' usb hub listed last on the list here 'http://elinux.org/RPi_Powered_USB_Hubs' but the same issue exists.

    Anyone have any ideas?
    Last edited by jjd; 2013-10-03 at 05:04.

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    Hi
    after last update I have problem with my AWUS036H ( rtl8187 b), it be fixed in channel and will not change when i run wash og airodump-ng, it is ok with monitore mode and works problem free in network manager.( i mean it can find all AP in different channels), I tried to copy old driver from "3.7-trunk-amd64" to "3.10-3-amd64" but it make that system cannot find wlan0 (rtl8187) at all. is it only me that have this problem? is this a bug?

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    Hi,

    I have just purchased a new unbranded USB to use on the vmware image I downloaded from the website, as the old belkin wasn't giving me the range I required.

    The chipset is a realtek 8191 although when plugged into Vm it displays 8191Su.

    I have the linux drivers for this item and have used the install.sh provided (for end users who are not familiar with Linux system) like me and seemed to install ok.

    iwconfig lists it as being present but it will not start with airmon-ng start wlan1.

    My Questions are as follows

    1. Is this chipset supported - I have read that it is under the 8192 drivers?
    2. If it is supported - Is there a driver that i can download with instructions pertinent to kali-linux ?
    3. If the above is "don't waste your time" - Is the Atheros AR5008 compatable?

    I have downloaded the backports-3.11.6-1 file but cannot get it to install so if there is a glimmer of hope
    that this may work could someone help me with the correct syntax to get this installed I am having a
    problem with the ./scripts/driver-select section.

    I have today tried the instructions from a livecd 32 bit edition at https://forums.kali.org/archive/index.php/t-127.html but this too failed

    Another quick update - after using the dmesg command I have discovered that the usb is using the r8712u: DriverVersion: v7_0.20100831 (don't know if this is relevant) and a msg at the bottom of the list stating ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready.

    Somebody please please please help me - this is daein ma heid in!
    Rab.
    Last edited by flyinghaggis; 2013-10-31 at 17:53. Reason: Attempt Update

  26. #26
    I got 1 TP-W8200ND wirelless USB adapter //chipset: RTL8192CU// and does not work on Backtrack 5 R3 Kali... ima new in this and i cant speak english neither... someone can help me?

  27. #27
    I am looking for an up-to-date status report on the Realtek RTL8723AE wireless adapter. The last information around was dated the beginning of August. Does anyone know if there is a newer set of driver software for Linux available from Realtek anywhere that ACTUALLY WORKS without having to be bodged?

    Many thanks,
    Mark.

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    It seems like everyone on here is have just as much trouble as I did (am) with Realtek. From what I have been able to tell so far is that little to none of the rtl based wifi cards work as is. However if you have been using linux long enough, and feel up to it. Most of the cards issues seem to be able to be resolved by ways of rebuilding the kernel. I am still sort of new to linux/Kali myself. I finally figure it out though

    So, if you are having an issue with Realtek not working, no monitor mode capability, no interface...etc. The list goes on.. Try checking out https://github.com/chunkeey/rtl8192su for issues with the r8712u module. That's the one that I had and this seems to be the only source of real progress I have been able to find. Someone let me know if they have heard anything otherwise.
    As for all other Realtek firmware/driver problems a good place I can think to start would be: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers That is a link to the device and driver compatibility for all the devices that their kernel covers. For Realtek specifically, check out http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/rtl819x

    I realize that this is no quick fix, or even an answer at all for that matter. Hopefully it might save someone a good amount of time. I wish that I could be more helpful. If anyone has questions, I will try to help in any way that I can.

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    Im using the driver from cd that came with "Asus usb-n13" 802.11b/g/n I know it works because I used it without flaw on KDE kali yesterday. I ended up goofing trying to get cuda working with nvidia driver and had to do a full reinstall of Kali. Now just using gnome kali bleeding-edge and I get this error and it doesn't show up using lspci | grep -i wifi

    Thanks for helping a noob. I'm still learning
    Code:
    ##################################################
    Compile make driver ok!!
    ##################################################
    Authentication requested [root] for remove driver:
    Error: Module 8192cu is not currently loaded
    Authentication requested [root] for insert driver:
    Error: could not insert module 8192cu.ko: Unknown symbol in module
    Authentication requested [root] for install driver:
    install -p -m 644 8192cu.ko  /lib/modules/3.7-trunk-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
    /sbin/depmod -a 3.7-trunk-amd64
    ##################################################
    The Setup Script is completed !
    ##################################################
    Code:
    Interface	Chipset		Driver
    
    wlan1		Unknown 	rtl8192cu - [phy3]
    wlan0		Unknown 	rtl8192se - [phy0]
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i wireless
    07:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller (rev 10)
    I am using the latest linux headers linux-headers-3.7-trunk-amd64 - Header files for Linux 3.7-trunk-amd64
    I think the problem may be I need back compadible headers if so how can I do this. Thanks

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    Little update. I finally got it working and was able to succefully inject and capture traffic. I don't know why but unplugging and replugging till it reads phy9+ it will work anything lower than that and I cannot see any networks I know are there.

    Code:
    Interface	Chipset		Driver
    
    mon0		Unknown 	rtl8192cu - [phy9]
    wlan1		Unknown 	rtl8192cu - [phy9]
    wlan0		Unknown 	rtl8192se - [phy0]
    I also got Cuda working not that its much better on this pc but a good learning experiance.

    Code:
    pyrit list_cores
    Pyrit 0.4.0 (C) 2008-2011 Lukas Lueg http://pyrit.googlecode.com
    This code is distributed under the GNU General Public License v3+
    
    The following cores seem available...
    #1:  'CUDA-Device #1 'GeForce 310M''
    #2:  'CPU-Core (SSE2)'
    #3:  'CPU-Core (SSE2)'
    #4:  'CPU-Core (SSE2)'
    #5:  'CPU-Core (SSE2)'
    #6:  'CPU-Core (SSE2)'
    #7:  'CPU-Core (SSE2)'
    #8:  'CPU-Core (SSE2)'
    Any Ideas on the [Phy] thing or if you want lsmod or somthing let me know. Cheers

  31. #31
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    hi, i'm having dell inspiron laptop,, while installing kali or backtrack 5r3 on it, it is unable to detect any wireless network around it BUT works fine on LAN.
    the network adapter available in the laptop are:
    1) Broadcom Virtual Wireless Adapter.
    2) Dell Wireless 1704 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz).
    3) Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller.

    even http://docs.kali.org/troubleshooting...-driver-issues doesn't have anything for me.

    now i'm trying kali/backtrack as live from a USB.

    please help me why its not detecting any wireless network and how this can be solved because it work fine with other OS.

    thank you.

  32. #32
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    I also have Dell inspiron 5520 with dell 1704 (broadcom 43142), and I have tried every single solution on google but nothing, but maybe i'm doing something wrong since i'm linux noobie, little help anybody?

    EDIT: I only see Bluetooth running but not wireless networks
    Last edited by Masryy; 2014-01-03 at 13:45. Reason: More Info

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    I recommend everyone trying this - it fixed several issues for me (Wireless card and ethernet not showing up, and laptop not fully shutting down)

    Modify the file /etc/apt/sources.list and add make sure these are the only lines there (add/remove/comment out if necessary):

    Code:
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
    deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
    deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free
    Then run:
    Code:
    apt-get autoremove
    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade 
    apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    Now restart the computer and hopefully you'll be good to go like I was!
    Last edited by PlasmaWaffle; 2014-05-18 at 21:18. Reason: Updated repository list

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    I also had a Realtek 8723 wifi on my notebook. It was not working with Kali 1.0.5. Upgraded to 1.0.6 and it started working. I guess more drivers would be available with the new version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlasmaWaffle View Post
    I recommend everyone trying this - it fixed several issues for me (Wireless card and ethernet not showing up, and laptop not fully shutting down)

    Modify the file /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following lines:

    Code:
    deb http://http.kali.org/ /kali main contrib non-free
    deb http://http.kali.org/ /wheezy main contrib non-free
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-dev main contrib non-free
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-dev main/debian-installer
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-dev main contrib non-free
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main contrib non-free
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main/debian-installer
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main contrib non-free
    deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-fr$
    Then run:
    Code:
    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade 
    apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    Now restart the computer and hopefully you'll be good to go like I was!
    Well, I was hopefull... But no help... I have a Broadcom BCM43142 that I can not get working for the life of me. It shows up in my lspci, no blocks, nothing that i can see. So i downloaded the STA driver - noticing that now it supports monitor mode - and i can not "make" it..
    I have the kernel headers, build-essential, but this is the error that i am getting.
    Code:
    KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.12-kali1-amd64'
    CFG80211 API is prefered for this kernel version
    Using CFG80211 API
      LD      /home/hybrid_wl/built-in.o
      CC [M]  /home/hybrid_wl/src/shared/linux_osl.o
      CC [M]  /home/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
    /home/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c: In function ‘wl_tkip_printstats’:
    /home/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3246:7: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘wl->tkipmodops->print_stats’ from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
    /home/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3246:7: note: expected ‘struct seq_file *’ but argument is of type ‘char *’
    /home/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3249:4: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘wl->tkipmodops->print_stats’ from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
    /home/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3249:4: note: expected ‘struct seq_file *’ but argument is of type ‘char *’
    /home/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c: In function ‘wl_reg_proc_entry’:
    /home/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3470:2: error: implicit declaration of function ‘create_proc_entry’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
    /home/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3470:22: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast [enabled by default]
    /home/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3475:16: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
    /home/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3476:16: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
    /home/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3477:16: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
    cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
    make[4]: *** [/home/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o] Error 1
    make[3]: *** [_module_/home/hybrid_wl] Error 2
    make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
    make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.12-kali1-amd64'
    make: *** [all] Error 2 _
    I have been searching for a day or so now, and have not done this before. I use to use Gentoo, but never have had this error. Im sure it is something simple, but im just not able to place my finger on it.

    any thoughts?

  36. #36
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    I have an USB dongle from Planet. Model name is WNL-U554

    It's listed as wlan1 = 8171 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter

    It does detect access points but it can't connect to them, I'm just trying to access an AP, not monitoring or anything. Out of sheer luck I once managed to connect to my home router, I could telnet to the router settings, haven't managed to do that again.

    What could be going wrong?

  37. #37
    So I tried everything, on every forum. I have the "right" drivers. I was able to inject packets on my own wifi network, but I was unable to capture the WPA handshake. I filtered the .cap file through wireshark and nothing.......until while airodump-ng was running I ran "iwconfig mon0 channel auto" in another console window. Amost instantly i captured a handshake (which I verified through wireshark) and was able to retrieve my wifi password.

    Hope this helps someone as frustrated as I was

  38. #38
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    Just got Kali installed, dual booting with win7 on a dell mini 10. Running pretty good. Ran apt get and found some drivers for the wifi card that enabled me to connect to my AP here at home, but I can't get any http in IceWeasel. I haven't read of anyone having this problem yet.

    I didn't have this problem in Ubuntu and seriously need some guidance here because I don't know hardly anything when it comes to command line in linux.

  39. #39
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    I'm running Kali on VMare Fusion. Have a Linksysy AE1200 Wireless USB attached. lusb is showing a usb device names VMware. dmesg is also showing the usb device. I've tried unsuccessfully to install the drivers after installing dniswrapper, dniswrapper-source, dniswrapper-util etc.

    The dniswrapper.ko is not showing the kernel library. I've tried to install from source, it is telling me no luck, kernel headers cannot be found. Everything, including secondary packages have been updates via diet-upgrade. Kernel headers are supposedly up to date...I'm stuck. Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divermax View Post
    I use the RTL8111/8168B network card nd cannot get it to work. I have tried many different things.
    i also have this configuration in my sony vaio laptop & in this system i cant detect any wireless connection, please help me if you have any solution found

  41. #41
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    HI guy's i'm having problem with my Alfa AWUS036H its always in channel -1, did anyone have encounter this problem?

  42. #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleversaint View Post
    HI guy's i'm having problem with my Alfa AWUS036H its always in channel -1, did anyone have encounter this problem?
    I have had the same problem, but I'm not sure which update broke it. I resolved it using kernel 3.7 instead of 3.12. I hope this will be patched in future release

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleversaint View Post
    HI guy's i'm having problem with my Alfa AWUS036H its always in channel -1, did anyone have encounter this problem?
    Before starting wlan0 try:

    airmon-ng check kill

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    Please help me out!
    I have broadcomm 43142 wireless card and I've been trying to install drivers for it on Live Kali linux.
    I'd really appreciate it if some one helped me out.
    Please reply in detail. I'm a complete beginner to Linux!!
    Thank you in advance

  45. #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffk View Post
    Before starting wlan0 try:

    airmon-ng check kill
    AWESOME. This cured the issues I was having with being able to see the network but not connect. Thanks!

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    newbie here I am new to kali linux and i have a HP Elitebook8460p with an Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 i cannot recieve packet injection is there a patch for this wlan or drivers were can i find them and how to install thank you

  47. #47
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    Hi,

    I've just bought a TP Link 725N for Kali linux as a virtual machine.
    I installed the r8188eu driver. It works fine... but when I try airmon-ng start wlan0, I get this:

    Code:
    Found 3 processes that could cause trouble.
    If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after
    a short period of time, you may want to kill (some of) them!
    -e 
    PID	Name
    8600	NetworkManager
    8604	wpa_supplicant
    9864	dhclient
    Process with PID 9864 (dhclient) is running on interface wlan0
    
    
    Interface	Chipset		Driver
    
    wlan0		Unknown 		r8188eu (monitor mode enabled)
    But the wlan0 is still Mode:Managed (iwconfig) and there is no mon0.

    Any Idea ?

  48. #48
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    I've (successfully) install Kali-mini ISO from DVD but I am experiencing some wireless problems. I hope this is the right spot to post my question. I'll get it out of the way as it is one of those questions I have'nt found fully answered on the forum or/and the solutions posted and researched have either not worked or does not apply to my situation.

    Issue: wlan0: error fetching interface information: device not found

    Connection used during install of packages: eth0 interface

    Other info: wicd is installed and works just fine but no wlan0 devices are detected so it is pretty much useless atm.

    //show me my wlan0 interface please..kali
    ifconfig wlan0

    Code:
     
    root@kali:~# ifconfig wlan0
    wlan0: error fetching interface information: Device not found
    root@kali:~#
    //turn on my wlan0 interface...please...kali

    ifconfig wlan0 up

    Code:
     root@kali:~# ifconfig wlan0 up
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    root@kali:~#
    //what's really going on inside there...huh?
    ifconfig -a
    Code:
     root@kali:~# ifconfig -a
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 98:4b:e1:9b:14:f7  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
              RX packets:100 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:100 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:6000 (5.8 KiB)  TX bytes:6000 (5.8 KiB)
    
    usb0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 02:55:54:07:65:34  
              inet addr:192.168.42.104  Bcast:192.168.42.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::55:54ff:fe07:6534/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:117487 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:1
              TX packets:116662 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:129548967 (123.5 MiB)  TX bytes:59519271 (56.7 MiB)
    
    root@kali:~#
    //show running modules...
    lsmod

    Code:
     root@kali:~# lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    rndis_host             12698  0 
    cdc_ether              12564  1 rndis_host
    usbnet                 26836  2 rndis_host,cdc_ether
    cdc_acm                26225  0 
    binfmt_misc            16949  1 
    uinput                 17361  1 
    loop                   26602  0 
    joydev                 17108  0 
    iTCO_wdt               12831  0 
    iTCO_vendor_support    12649  1 iTCO_wdt
    snd_hda_codec_realtek    49673  1 
    arc4                   12543  0 
    snd_hda_intel          39656  3 
    snd_hda_codec         150611  2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13148  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                84029  2 snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
    snd_page_alloc         17114  2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
    snd_seq                52930  0 
    snd_seq_device         13132  1 snd_seq
    snd_timer              26606  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    lpc_ich                20768  0 
    hp_wmi                 13283  0 
    sparse_keymap          12760  1 hp_wmi
    rfkill                 18902  2 hp_wmi
    psmouse                86266  0 
    serio_raw              12849  0 
    evdev                  17489  17 
    snd                    60862  14 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device
    i915                  657112  2 
    mfd_core               12601  1 lpc_ich
    coretemp               12854  0 
    soundcore              13026  1 snd
    drm_kms_helper         35855  1 i915
    drm                   244416  3 i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_i801               16963  0 
    i2c_algo_bit           12751  1 i915
    i2c_core               24129  5 drm,i915,i2c_i801,drm_kms_helper,i2c_algo_bit
    wmi                    17339  1 hp_wmi
    battery                13101  0 
    button                 12944  1 i915
    video                  17799  1 i915
    processor              28309  1 
    ac                     12668  0 
    ext4                  477940  1 
    crc16                  12343  1 ext4
    mbcache                13082  1 ext4
    jbd2                   86788  1 ext4
    dm_mod                 89176  0 
    sg                     30042  0 
    sd_mod                 44254  3 
    sr_mod                 21898  0 
    crc_t10dif             12431  1 sd_mod
    crct10dif_common       12356  1 crc_t10dif
    cdrom                  39232  1 sr_mod
    thermal                17468  0 
    ahci                   25096  2 
    libahci                27189  1 ahci
    thermal_sys            27568  3 video,thermal,processor
    r8169                  64490  0 
    libata                169163  2 ahci,libahci
    mii                    12675  2 r8169,usbnet
    ehci_pci               12472  0 
    uhci_hcd               30868  0 
    ehci_hcd               48421  1 ehci_pci
    scsi_mod              182525  4 sg,libata,sd_mod,sr_mod
    usbcore               158133  8 uhci_hcd,rndis_host,ehci_hcd,ehci_pci,usbnet,cdc_acm,cdc_ether
    usb_common             12440  1 usbcore
    root@kali:~#
    // check if the wlan0 or any other interfaces are blocked
    rfkill list

    Code:
     
    root@kali:~# rfkill list
    0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no
    root@kali:~#
    // check the log...
    dmesg

    Code:
     [   19.251292] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2860.bin'
    [   19.260980] rt2800pci 0000:02:00.0: firmware: failed to load rt2860.bin (-2)
    [   19.437225] r8169 0000:03:00.0 eth0: link down
    [   19.437260] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
    [  108.832929] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2860.bin'
    [  108.832952] rt2800pci 0000:02:00.0: firmware: failed to load rt2860.bin (-2)
    [  196.499018] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2860.bin'
    [  196.499044] rt2800pci 0000:02:00.0: firmware: failed to load rt2860.bin (-2)
    [  215.348192] [drm] HPD interrupt storm detected on connector DP-2: switching from hotplug detection to polling
    [  335.610717] [drm] HPD interrupt storm detected on connector DP-2: switching from hotplug detection to polling
    [  495.894712] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2860.bin'
    [  495.894728] rt2800pci 0000:02:00.0: firmware: failed to load rt2860.bin (-2)
    [  592.280041] [drm] HPD interrupt storm detected on connector HDMI-A-1: switching from hotplug detection to polling
    [  613.825016] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2860.bin'
    [  613.825034] rt2800pci 0000:02:00.0: firmware: failed to load rt2860.bin (-2)
    [  614.405839] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2860.bin'
    [  614.405854] rt2800pci 0000:02:00.0: firmware: failed to load rt2860.bin (-2)
    [  712.796043] [drm] HPD interrupt storm detected on connector HDMI-A-1: switching from hotplug detection to polling
    [  986.989212] r8169 0000:03:00.0 eth0: link down
    [  986.989249] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready

    iwconfig

    // see if there are any other interfaces running wireless

    Code:
     
    root@kali:~# iwconfig
    usb0      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    root@kali:~#

    Any other suggestions ? My experience level with the CLi is [moderate].

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    Would like to post an update to my question. I resolved the issue with a bit of research. Hopefully this may help someone else. [level of difficulty: 2/easy]

    First, you must establish some kind of eth0 connection or else you won't be able to follow the rest of this info. (assuming this is for the device you are troubleshooting)

    Things you need:
    your Ralink model: example: RT2800
    internet connection example: eth0 up ...192.168.1.225
    Terminal
    wicd
    Code:
     apt-get install wicd
    Second: After you have your internet connection and wicd is configured properly, (both wlan0 and eth0 are enabled) then you can open your terminal and enter code:
    Code:
    apt-get install firmware-ralink
    According to: https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800pci#Installation the kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.

    That's it!

    This worked for me. As I mentioned in my previous post [ at time of posting this it has not been displayed yet ] I installed kali-mini via ISO DVD to Hard Disk Partition (very easy). Not sure if this issue was a problem for a normal install on a Hard Disk.

    HTH

  50. #50
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    Hope that someone can help me out.

    Have AirLive WN-370USB USB WiFi adapter problem on VirtualBox

    Linux drivers for this adapter are supported only for Kernel version 3.0.2
    http://www.airlive.com/support/firmware/WN-370USB

    I found work around for Ubuntu 14.04 here on my language and added device number but wifi connection is still not working.
    http://root.com.hr/airlive-wn-370usb...-14-04-problem

    I have also tried this work around for other adapter but it still wont work.
    *REMOVED*

    I'm new in this so when i downloaded drivers i dont know how to install them?
    Or do i have to install before trying this workaround?

    Thank you for your help.
    Last edited by g0tmi1k; 2014-12-09 at 14:44. Reason: Youtube

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