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Thread: No wlan0, but lsusb shows devices

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    No wlan0, but lsusb shows devices

    From a default installation of Kali on Raspberry Pi, I've edited /etc/networking/interfaces and added:
    Code:
    auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet dhcp
    
    auto wlan1
    iface wlan1 inet dhcp
    and restarted networking:

    Code:
    /etc/init.d/networking start
    but get errors:

    Code:
    Cannot find device "wlan0"
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up wlan0
    -snip-
    Cannot find device "wlan1"
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up wlan1
    done.
    lsusb shows:

    Code:
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 7392:7811 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]
    -snip-
    Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0bda:8187 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187 Wireless Adapter
    ifconfig shows lo and eth0

    iwconfig shows lo and eth0 as "no wireless extensions"

    "ifconfig wlan0 up" shows "ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

    "dmesg | grep -i RTL" shows no errors

    So it looks like the USB Wifi devices are discovered, but I can't get ifconfig or iwconfig to work. Now what?

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    Whats rtkill list show?

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    "rtkill list" shows "command not found". Any other ideas?

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    Try "rfkill list".
    Fact, Science and the Pursuit of Knowledge. Working to secure your networks from threats; Outside and Within.

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    Both "rfkill list" and "rtkill list" result in "command not found".

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    Does it matter that this is Kali running from an SD card in a Raspberry Pi? The image came from the main downloads page on kali.org.

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    I'm installing rfkill now, having found a wired network to use.

    "Can't open RFKILL control device: No such file or directory"
    Last edited by g0tmi1k; 2013-08-31 at 09:22. Reason: merged

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    Looks like there was a problem with the 1.04 ARMEL release for RPi. The 1.05 release fixed this problem. Thanks to all for their help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpilover View Post
    Looks like there was a problem with the 1.04 ARMEL release for RPi. The 1.05 release fixed this problem. Thanks to all for their help.
    Where should I watch for updated releases? I am having all kinds of problems with my ARM Chromebook 1.04 release. I have tried every forum lead on the internet and cannot resolve my networking issues. I guess I'm now just waiting for an updated release for my ARM Chromebook.

    So, where should I watch? I keep checking the link on the documents page and it has a date at the top that is in February. Is there another place where they host releases?

    Thanks
    -Krum

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpilover View Post
    Looks like there was a problem with the 1.04 ARMEL release for RPi. The 1.05 release fixed this problem. Thanks to all for their help.
    How did 1.05 fix your issues? I am having the EXACT same issues while running 1.05...

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    Me too. Please help if it's possible to use airmon-ng with Bus 001 Device 004: ID 7392:7811 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]?

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