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Thread: Realtek RTL8187 External USB WiFi Adapter -- Driver Installation

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    Question Realtek RTL8187 External USB WiFi Adapter -- Driver Installation

    I have a Sabrent WiFi Adapter that has the Realtek RTL8187 chipset in it. Right off the bat, everything runs fine, sort of. I plugged it in, Kali recognized what it was, and bam, I could connect to any access point in range. However, there are a few missing things. I noticed that there's an LED that should be on/blinking, and the connection does occasionally die. So I figured I'd grab a driver for it. I pulled the driver off of the CD that the Sabrent shipped with, and it had a folder titled 'Linux'. There was a readme.txt file, telling me I needed to use "./makedrv". Sounded simple enough. Here's what happens to me when I try to do that:


    root@kali:~# dir
    conversations Desktop fragments Realtek\ Driver rsakey
    cracked.txt Downloads hs rockyou.txt rsakey.pub
    root@kali:~# cd Realtek\ Driver
    root@kali:~/Realtek Driver# dir
    DATA data2.cab layout.bin Manual _Setup.dll Setup.ini Windows7_Installtion.mht
    data1.cab IsConfig.ini Linux Release\ notes Setup.exe setup.inx
    data1.hdr ISSetup.dll MAC RTL8187 setup.ico setup.iss
    root@kali:~/Realtek Driver# cd Linux
    root@kali:~/Realtek Driver/Linux# dir
    drv.tar.gz ifcfg-wlan0 ReadMe.txt stack.tar.gz wlan0down wlan0up
    ieee80211 makedrv rtl8187 wlan0dhcp wlan0rmv wpa_supplicant-0.4.9
    root@kali:~/Realtek Driver/Linux# ./makedrv
    ieee80211/
    ieee80211/license
    ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt.c
    ieee80211/ieee80211_tx.c
    ieee80211/ieee80211_softmac.c
    ieee80211/ieee80211_softmac_wx.c
    ieee80211/ieee80211_module.c
    ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt_ccmp.c
    ieee80211/ieee80211_rx.c
    ieee80211/tags
    ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt_tkip.c
    ieee80211/Makefile
    ieee80211/readme
    ieee80211/.tmp_versions/
    ieee80211/.tmp_versions/ieee80211-rtl.mod
    ieee80211/.tmp_versions/ieee80211_crypt_wep-rtl.mod
    ieee80211/.tmp_versions/ieee80211_crypt_tkip-rtl.mod
    ieee80211/.tmp_versions/ieee80211_crypt-rtl.mod
    ieee80211/.tmp_versions/ieee80211_crypt_ccmp-rtl.mod
    ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt_wep.c
    ieee80211/ieee80211.h
    ieee80211/ieee80211_wx.c
    ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt.h
    rtl8187/
    rtl8187/license
    rtl8187/r8180_rtl8225z2.c
    rtl8187/r8180_rtl8225.h
    rtl8187/r8187_led.c
    rtl8187/r8180_93cx6.h
    rtl8187/r8180_wx.h
    rtl8187/r8180_hw.h
    rtl8187/copying
    rtl8187/r8187_led.h
    rtl8187/r8180_pm.h
    rtl8187/tags
    rtl8187/r8187.h
    rtl8187/Makefile
    rtl8187/r8180_rtl8225.c
    rtl8187/readme
    rtl8187/install
    rtl8187/.tmp_versions/
    rtl8187/.tmp_versions/r8187.mod
    rtl8187/changes
    rtl8187/r8180_wx.c
    rtl8187/r8180_pm.c
    rtl8187/r8187_core.c
    rtl8187/r8180_93cx6.c
    rtl8187/authors
    rtl8187/ieee80211.h
    rtl8187/ieee80211_crypt.h
    rm -f *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko *~
    rm -rf /root/Realtek Driver/Linux/ieee80211/tmp
    make -C /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-686-pae/build M=/root/Realtek Driver/Linux/ieee80211 modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-686-pae/build'
    make[1]: Nothing to be done for `Driver/Linux/ieee80211'.
    make[1]: *** No rule to make target `modules'. Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-686-pae/build'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2
    rm -f *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko *~
    rm -rf /root/Realtek Driver/Linux/rtl8187/tmp
    make -C /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-686-pae/build M=/root/Realtek Driver/Linux/rtl8187 modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-686-pae/build'
    make[1]: Nothing to be done for `Driver/Linux/rtl8187'.
    make[1]: *** No rule to make target `modules'. Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-686-pae/build'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2
    root@kali:~/Realtek Driver/Linux#


    I always get the "No rule to make target 'modules'. Stop." error. I have searched quite avidly through the Kali forums as well as other forums for an answer, but cannot find one. I am sorry for any errors or rules broken in this post, I have tried to follow them.

    Thanks,
    Kaos

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    The alfa awus036H and the NHA are still cheap and fine cards that work out of the box!
    You can find them on amazon and eBay as also on the alfa website.
    There's no need to install the drivers with these cards.
    If you buy one of these cards make sure it is not the NHR card as it will not work properly for packet injection.

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