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  1. #1
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    New Alfa awus036ach help

    Hi all
    Just bought the new Alfa awus036ach and been trying to enable it all day. My built in wireless card show up when enter ifconfig or any command but the USB adapter does not only under lsusb can I find it. lsusb list the chip set and info. So my question is how to enable the USB adapter? I'm running Kali Linux 4.0 Sana amd-64 fully updated. on my laptop dual boot with window (not a VM its DUAL BOOT). The adapter works great on windows but windows sucks I want it for Kali please help me. I'll be back in the morning. Thanks in advance!

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    try https://github.com/csssuf/rtl8812au or https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au

    The Realtek 8812au USB driver is available from https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au . As of 2015-05-04, this driver does not compile with Linux 4.0.0 and later. A Linux 4.0.0 compatible version of the 8812au driver is available from https://github.com/csssuf/rtl8812au .
    Last edited by kali2015; 2015-10-03 at 09:29.

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    OK so I have them files from the CD sent with the adapter forgot to say that. Anyway what do I do with the files I'm a noon when it comes to command line and compiling please help.

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    tried make command heres what it says:
    root@hd:~/Desktop/rtl8812au-linux# make
    make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.0.0-kali1-amd64/build M=/root/Desktop/rtl8812au-linux modules
    make[1]: *** /lib/modules/4.0.0-kali1-amd64/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
    Makefile:1350: recipe for target 'modules' failed
    make: *** [modules] Error 2

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    check the automatic install script here https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/AC1200_Wireless_Adapters

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    i did and download headers thought that might work but get error.
    root@hd:~/Desktop/rtl8812au-master# make
    make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.0.0-kali1-amd64/build M=/root/Desktop/rtl8812au-master modules
    make[1]: Entering directory '/lib/modules/4.0.0-kali1-amd64/build'
    make[1]: *** No rule to make target 'modules'. Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory '/lib/modules/4.0.0-kali1-amd64/build'
    Makefile:1051: recipe for target 'modules' failed
    make: *** [modules] Error 2

    any help would be great. what am i doing wrong? anything else i need to look up on my system for you to better help me?

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    root@hd:~/Desktop/AWUS036AC_036EAC_linux_v4.3.2_11100.20140411# insmod 8812au.koinsmod: ERROR: could not insert module 8812au.ko: Invalid module format

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    also check here http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=121127 or here http://blog.danielscrivano.com/insta...-usb-adapters/ ,maybe you need to add your device PID & VID (from lsusb) to sources you compile

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    used the following commands it works now BUT both network cards turn on the alfa and my bulit in athros when i turn off the pci card the usb goes off too. also i try to put the alfa into mode monitor and system says
    root@hd:~# ifconfig wlan1 down
    root@hd:~# iwconfig wlan1 mode monitor
    Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan1 ; Invalid argument.

    heres how i installed the driver AFTER reinstalling Kali fresh
    apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    git clone https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl88...21AU_linux.git
    cd rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
    make
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe 8812au

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    Heres some of my system things
    root@hd:~# lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0c45:6a04 Microdia
    Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0cf3:0036 Atheros Communications, Inc.
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 174c:55aa ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1051E SATA 6Gb/s bridge, ASM1053E SATA 6Gb/s bridge, ASM1153 SATA 3Gb/s bridge
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0bda:8812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8812AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN Adapter
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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    root@hd:~# ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr b8:2a:72:a8:21:d2
    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:108 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:108 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:8528 (8.3 KiB) TX bytes:8528 (8.3 KiB)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 64:5a:04:3e:83:50
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:220 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:308 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:36436 (35.5 KiB) TX bytes:60724 (59.3 KiB)

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    root@hd:~# iwconfig
    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=15 dBm
    Retry short limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Encryption keyff
    Power Managementff

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    lo no wireless extensions.

    wlan1 unassociated Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>"
    Mode:Managed Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Sensitivity:0/0
    Retryff RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Encryption keyff
    Power Managementff
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0



    any help would be great.btw i updated kali before doing the above commands.

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    to enter monitor mode --> "airmon-ng check kill" then "airmon-ng start wlan0" (or wlan1, check it)
    if something doesn't work try --> ifconfig wlan1 down, then ifconfig wlan1 up

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    yeah i did that tried ifconfig wlan1 down iwconfig wlan1 mode monitor ifconfig wlan1 up<---all errors then tried airmon-ng which works airodump-ng goes into monitor but doesn't show any connections at all and seems to only scan 2.4g. i dont know just wiped my whole drive reinstalled windows 8 ill wait a few months until other ppl buy the new adapter and figure it out.btw the adapter works great on windows.. lol i was getting no connections with my built in card now get 6 with three bars there all 2.4g from about 2 blocks or more away know one seems to have 5g here.

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    got the right driver now and i must say its working like a champ injects captures doest it all. super long range. download driver here https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux.
    edit sources.list with the following: deb http://http.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib
    deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security sana/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib
    deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security sana/updates main contrib non-free

    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    extact the driver open extract folder in terminal
    type: make

    after thats completes type: make install

    plug in the Alfa adapter restart Kali

    Good to go!

  17. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by fatfarm5 View Post
    got the right driver now and i must say its working like a champ injects captures doest it all. super long range. download driver here https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux.
    edit sources.list with the following: deb http://http.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib
    deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security sana/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib
    deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security sana/updates main contrib non-free

    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    extact the driver open extract folder in terminal
    type: make

    after thats completes type: make install

    plug in the Alfa adapter restart Kali

    Good to go!
    I just ordered the Alfa AWUS036ACH.
    Can you confirm, it is definitely able to inject using those drivers you linked to?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by curious-ninja View Post
    I just ordered the Alfa AWUS036ACH.
    Can you confirm, it is definitely able to inject using those drivers you linked to?

    Thanks!

    I just tried the steps that fatfarm5 mentioned on my 64bit VM, with no luck.

    Receive the following when trying to put the card in monitor mode

    Code:
    airmon-ng start wlan3
    
    
    PHY	Interface	Driver		Chipset
    
    phy0	wlan3		??????		Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8812AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN Adapter
    cat: /sys/class/ieee80211/phy0/device/net/wlan3mon/type: No such file or directory
    
    Newly created monitor mode interface wlan3mon is *NOT* in monitor mode.
    Removing non-monitor wlan3mon interface...
    Hoping someone figures this out as having an AC card capable of injection would be super awesome.

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    "fatfarm commented on Nov 16
    im using the alfa awus036ach on kali linux. the adapter does go into
    monitor but wont inject packets.

    "

    Source.

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    I have the same issue..does somebody has found the correct "patched" drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vverloop View Post
    I have the same issue..does somebody has found the correct "patched" drivers?
    I have bought this as replacement for my old AWUS036H card. It looks like it is not supported anymore by Kali developers and is end of life.
    It should be nice if the Kali developers can implement the drivers into Kali, just like they did with the drivers for AWUS036H.

    I there is another wifi card that is better, i like to know.

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    Kali Linux 2017.1 release now supports RTL8812AU chipset (AWUS036ACH).

    Installation:
    Code:
    apt-get update
    apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms
    Usage:
    No idea. Airmon-ng start wlan0 doesn't work. Can somebody help me with this?

    Code:
    root@kali:~# apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 1,522 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 14.8 MB of additional disk space will be used.
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    Fetched 1,522 kB in 0s (1,579 kB/s)                 
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    Setting up realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms (4.3.21~20170330-0kali1) ...
    Loading new realtek-rtl88xxau-4.3.21~20170330 DKMS files...
    Building for 4.9.0-kali3-amd64
    Building initial module for 4.9.0-kali3-amd64
    Done.
    
    8812au:
    Running module version sanity check.
     - Original module
       - No original module exists within this kernel
     - Installation
       - Installing to /lib/modules/4.9.0-kali3-amd64/updates/
    
    8814au.ko:
    Running module version sanity check.
     - Original module
       - No original module exists within this kernel
     - Installation
       - Installing to /lib/modules/4.9.0-kali3-amd64/updates/
    
    depmod...
    
    DKMS: install completed.
    root@kali:~# airmon-ng start wlan0
    
    Found 4 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 run 'airmon-ng check kill'
    
       PID Name
       535 NetworkManager
       661 dhclient
      5256 wpa_supplicant
      5281 dhclient
    
    PHY	Interface	Driver		Chipset
    
    phy0	wlan0		8812au		Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8812AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN Adapter
    cat: /sys/class/ieee80211/phy0/device/net/wlan0mon/type: No such file or directory
    
    Newly created monitor mode interface wlan0mon is *NOT* in monitor mode.
    Removing non-monitor wlan0mon interface...
    
    WARNING: unable to start monitor mode, please run "airmon-ng check kill"
    root@kali:~# airmon-ng
    
    PHY	Interface	Driver		Chipset
    
    phy0	wlan0		8812au		Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8812AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN Adapter
    UPDATE:

    It works like this:

    Code:
    root@kali:~# ip link set wlan0 down
    root@kali:~# iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
    root@kali:~# ip link set wlan0 up
    root@kali:~# airmon-ng
    
    PHY	Interface	Driver		Chipset
    
    phy0	wlan0		8812au		Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8812AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN Adapter
    
    root@kali:~# iwconfig
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11  Mode:Monitor  Frequency:5.745 GHz  Tx-Power=18 dBm   
              Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    Last edited by maiki; 2017-04-29 at 13:51. Reason: Merge posts

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    Hey, awesome for you that it works. I get an error trying the commands you posted, with the same WiFi ACH card. I get the error:

    "Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not permitted."

    after entering the commands:
    ip link set wlan0 down
    iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor

    Any ideas?

    UPDATE: Okay seems it didn't work because I tested in a VM. Tried on bare metal and that works. However 5GHz does not seem to work.
    Last edited by airhogger; 2017-04-30 at 16:06.

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    i couldn't get the card into monitor mode using vverloop's post. The card thats featured in the kali blog iis useless without the ability to use monitor mode and injection. Anyone else have it working somehow?
    Last edited by Soledge; 2017-05-20 at 18:40.

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    Hi Soledge,

    I got the driver working with injection on an older Kali distro. But guess what, the new Kali release, comes til Linux 4.9.0 kali4 headers, and the installation of the driver asks for kali3 headers so it doesn't install properly.

    I think the driver must be updated, or I need to understand something. Cause, it doesn't work.

    Anyways, Soledge, don't use a VM because then it won't work.
    If that doesn't work and you see an installation error message, then try an earlier Kali release.

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    The device works in virtual machine if you enable USB 3.0 support-
    If you have problems with the dkms package you can always install the source.
    The drivers used to build the dkms package are taken from there: https://github.com/astsam/rtl8812au
    I just updated Kali Linux.
    Code:
    kcdtv@kalimuX0:~$ git clone -b v4.3.21 https://github.com/astsam/rtl8812au.git
    Cloning into 'rtl8812au'...
    remote: Counting objects: 2018, done.
    remote: Compressing objects: 100% (659/659), done.
    remote: Total 2018 (delta 301), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 1354
    Receiving objects: 100% (2018/2018), 6.54 MiB | 1.77 MiB/s, done.
    Resolving deltas: 100% (1116/1116), done.
    kcdtv@kalimuX0:~$ cd rtl*
    kcdtv@kalimuX0:~/rtl8812au$ ls
    clean  hal          include  Makefile  platform  wlan0dhcp
    core   ifcfg-wlan0  Kconfig  os_dep    runwpa
    kcdtv@kalimuX0:~/rtl8812au$ make
    make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.9.0-kali3-amd64/build M=/home/kcdtv/rtl8812au  modules
    make[1]: se entra en el directorio '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.9.0-kali3-amd64'
      CC [M]  /home/kcdtv/rtl8812au/core/rtw_cmd.o
    (... compilation with a cople of warning.... )
      CC [M]  /home/kcdtv/rtl8812au/core/rtw_mp.o
      CC [M]  /home/kcdtv/rtl8812au/core/rtw_mp_ioctl.o
      CC [M]  /home/kcdtv/rtl8812au/core/rtw_bt_mp.o
      LD [M]  /home/kcdtv/rtl8812au/8812au.o
      Building modules, stage 2.
      MODPOST 1 modules
      CC      /home/kcdtv/rtl8812au/8812au.mod.o
      LD [M]  /home/kcdtv/rtl8812au/8812au.ko
    make[1]: se sale del directorio '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.9.0-kali3-amd64'
    kcdtv@kalimuX0:~/rtl8812au$ sudo make install
    install -p -m 644 8812au.ko  /lib/modules/4.9.0-kali3-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
    /sbin/depmod -a 4.9.0-kali3-amd64
    kcdtv@kalimuX0:~/rtl8812au$
    And injection is working

    About the naming problem, if you want the inetrface to ba called wlanXmon
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig wlan1 down
    sudo ip link set wlan1 name wlan1mon
    udo ifconfig wlan1mon up
    And now you have wlan1mon in monitor mode...


    5Ghz does work!
    pixiewps attack with the device and astsam's drivers against my ac access point

    PIN and Key are recovered immediately

    You should go to the GitHub branch of astsam and read the closed issues and opened ones, a lot of things are explained.

  27. #27
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    Thank you for providing this info. Im having troubles using the adapter to find APs. all of my other adapters find quite a few more than the one my ACH found.
    I tested it on my Alfa NH, NHA and WN722N. all cards found at least six access points but the ACH. what gives?
    I also adjusted the txpower to see if that would have any effect but it didnt seem to help

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    Be sure to clean any previous installation before installing the drivers you want to try.
    You really have to use airmon-ng check kill or kill any process such as wpa_suppplicant, network-manager before using monitor mode.
    I see what you mean, i don't know the exact reason, it can happens, i think when you start the PC with the USB plug-in. I am not really sure, i have been trying many drivers for more than one year in different distributions,
    Anyway in latest kali, that what happened to me with airodump-ng

    Very bad! I should have a full shell of PA in less than 10 seconds. and i do not even have 15
    So
    1) I brought the interface down again ifconfig wlan1 down
    2) Unpluged the USB device
    3) Plug it again
    4) enable mode monitor iwconfig wlan1 mode monitor
    5) bring the interface up ifconfig wlan1 up
    Now it works as it should:

    I did not even scanned for 4 seconds and my shell was full.
    The day and the night... Don't ask me why. Network manager and System.d are bitches.

  29. #29
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    I tried installing the drivers for the awus036ach as well and am having issues, it works great on my windows10 though. My problem seems basic but I can not get it to install drivers properly. The system can see it as Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8812AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN Adapter. This is usb kali with persistence.
    I get the following errors I have tried the instruction to install drivers for this on the kali website blog page talking about this adaptor. (apt-get update and then apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms)
    Just wondering if someone can point me in the right direction!

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    Preparing to unpack .../6-realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms_4.3.21~20170330-0kali1_all.deb ...
    Unpacking realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms (4.3.21~20170330-0kali1) ...
    Setting up linux-compiler-gcc-6-x86 (4.9.25-1kali1) ...
    Setting up dkms (2.3-2) ...
    Setting up linux-kbuild-4.9 (4.9.25-1kali1) ...
    Setting up linux-headers-4.9.0-kali4-common (4.9.25-1kali1) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.6.1-2) ...
    Setting up realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms (4.3.21~20170330-0kali1) ...
    Loading new realtek-rtl88xxau-4.3.21~20170330 DKMS files...
    Building for 4.6.0-kali1-amd64 4.9.0-kali4-amd64
    Module build for kernel 4.6.0-kali1-amd64 was skipped since the
    kernel headers for this kernel does not seem to be installed.
    Building initial module for 4.9.0-kali4-amd64
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.9.0-kali4-amd64 (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/realtek-rtl88xxau/4.3.21~20170330/build/make.log for more information.
    Setting up linux-headers-4.9.0-kali4-amd64 (4.9.25-1kali1) ...
    /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/dkms:
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.9.0-kali4-amd64 (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/realtek-rtl88xxau/4.3.21~20170330/build/make.log for more information.
    Setting up linux-headers-amd64 (4.9+80+kali1) ...

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    Hey undersc0re

    It looks like "kernel headers for this kernel does not seem to be installed." You should install kernel headers.

    apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)

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    Quote Originally Posted by airhogger View Post
    Hey undersc0re

    It looks like "kernel headers for this kernel does not seem to be installed." You should install kernel headers.

    apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    Yes I tried that with this result. I might have messed up something along the way in my desperation to get something to work lol. I am not sure why it looks for those old packages, does not seem right to me. Why it trys the 4.6 I have NO idea heh, i fully updated and sources list is good....I hate to have to redo my persistence stick all over again with a new weekly image or at least the latest image because of something that seems simple...I can not tell where it tells it to look for 4.6 when it should be 4.9 I assume. Even manually installed latest linux-header and linux-image...just trys looking for 4.6 and uname shows 4.6 heh, my persistence stick must be the issue, I think its time forma redo

    apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-4.6.0-kali1-amd64
    E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'linux-headers-4.6.0-kali1-amd64'
    E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-4.6.0-kali1-amd64'

    Edit=
    Grabbed the latest weekly image and did up a new persistence stick and it works great now!
    Last edited by undersc0re; 2017-05-09 at 03:35.

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    Guys!
    I have been trying with the drivers from the new branch from astsam .
    And everything is going more smoothly both in managed and monitor mode.
    The drivers are not the one in the dkms package, you have to install them from Git Hub repository.

    If you don't know how to use git hub, steps would be:
    1) install git
    Code:
    sudo apt install git
    2) download branch 5.1.5 from astsam repository
    Code:
    git clone -b v5.1.5 https://github.com/astsam/rtl8812au.git
    3) locate your shell in the branch
    Code:
    cd rtl8812au
    4) Complie
    Code:
    make
    5) install
    Code:
    sudo make install
    Before doing that make sure:
    1) if you installed previously a driver from git hub, you have to erase any previous module 8112au.ko
    It is located in an actualized system in
    Code:
    /lib/modules/4.9.0-kali4-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
    If you have a module for rtl812au there, erase it
    Code:
    sudo rm -r /lib/modules/4.9.0-kali4-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8812au.ko
    and unload the module in case it is active
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r 8812au.ko
    .
    2) If you installed the driver with the dkms package provided by Offensive security simply use aptitude to remove it and maybe restart your computer to avoid any troubles installing version 5.1.5
    Code:
    sudo apt autoremove  realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms && sudo systemctl reboot
    You will see that with this new drivers airdoump-ng windows populate much more quickly; really at full speed.
    Try them, They really worth it!
    Do feedback: if they work better for you too i will reopen the bugtrack ticket to ask for upgrading the dkms package from 4.3.21 to 5.1.5
    Last edited by kcdtv; 2017-05-19 at 14:15.

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    kcdtv, I tried your instructions and get this error, at this step. I did an uninstall of previous driver as instructed. It worked with kali's drivers before but slow like you mentioned.

    I am using the latest weekly image on my persistence stick, unfortunately I updated/upgraded kali before trying your guide which seems in my case to make some driver installs get errors, and the kernel header problems pop up etc.

    ~/rtl8812au# make
    make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.9.0-kali4-amd64/build M=/root/rtl8812au modules
    make[1]: *** /lib/modules/4.9.0-kali4-amd64/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
    Makefile:1855: recipe for target 'modules' failed
    make: *** [modules] Error 2
    Last edited by undersc0re; 2017-05-09 at 15:04.

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    This is because you still don't have the linux headers
    Code:
    sudo apt install linux-headers-amd64

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    Okay, so i followed kcdtv's post to get the version 5 branch drivers installed. When I run airmon-ng it shows ??????? as my driver now. did i miss something? I'm getting the impression that something didn't install properly. the adapter has also been acting finicky. It wont turn back on if unplugged and plugged back in, and it no longercomes up with ANY Access Points in airodump-ng.


    I hope somebody can help.

    Update::
    Flashing my system with kali image and installing drivers worked!
    I had to do an os update to get headers to install.
    Last edited by Soledge; 2017-05-11 at 22:05.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by kcdtv View Post
    This is because you still don't have the linux headers
    Code:
    sudo apt install linux-headers-amd64
    yes you were right about that, updating the headers worked this time with the brand new kali install, thx.
    now I just need the adapter to work, it will see it in lsusb, I must have missed something somewhere, I will keep trying!

    EDIT - Kept trying, reinstalled persistence again lol, but did not install the kali drivers first from the new blog how to this time...instead installed yours right off the bat and voila! Thanks!
    Last edited by undersc0re; 2017-05-10 at 22:28.

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    Hi guys!
    @ undersc0re
    I think that it would have been enough just to "apt autoremove dkms" too after removing the module rtl81xxau in order to totally get rid off anything linked to the old drivers.
    Glad to know that you got there!
    Did you noticed too that the USB is working much more "fluently" with this drivers?
    @ Soledge
    If you installed the dkms package previously, try to remove dkms itself and restart your system.

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    I did a kali 2017.1 flash on my pc and now things are working much better with the version 5 drivers. its still not perfect but its a lot better than before.
    I hope the developer continues to work on getting things like txpower adjusting fixed. right now i think its the best driver so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcdtv View Post
    Hi guys!
    @ undersc0re
    I think that it would have been enough just to "apt autoremove dkms" too after removing the module rtl81xxau in order to totally get rid off anything linked to the old drivers.
    Glad to know that you got there!
    Did you noticed too that the USB is working much more "fluently" with this drivers?
    @ Soledge
    If you installed the dkms package previously, try to remove dkms itself and restart your system.
    Yes working much better! Just have to start it to monitor mode manually for things but no big deal! Thanks for the tips.

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    what is everyone getting for tx power in monitor mode using the new branch astsam drivers installed? I get 12 db as installed with no modifications after.
    is it lower tx while testing so the usb is not overloaded?
    Last edited by undersc0re; 2017-05-16 at 19:00.

  41. #41
    [QUOTE=kcdtv;

    method worked for me i am using the netgear a6100 but of course they possess the 8812au chipset, i cant set monitor mode with airmon-ng i have to set it manually in terminal, but it is working again tx mode is only 12 setting freq to 5G works as well. injection doesnt seem too good and kind of takes longer to connect back to wifi than 4.3.21 after setting mode back to managed and service network-manager start but overall it does work.

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    Hello there!
    This issue is driving me crazy for a week now... hope you have a solution for me!
    I am trying to install drivers for my brand new Alfa AWUS036ACH but I am running out of ideas here, I cant manage to make the "make" tool to work nor my dkms install.
    Here is what I did so far:


    Fresh kali 2017.1 install > OK
    apt update > OK
    uname -r > OK (4.9.0-kali3-amd64)
    apt full-upgrade > OK
    apt install dkms > OK
    apt update > OK
    apt full-upgrade > OK
    git clone -b v5.1.5 https://github.com/astsam/rtl8812au.git > OK
    cd rtl8812au > OK
    make > FAILED:

    Code:
    make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.9.0-kali3-amd64/build M=/root/rtl8812au  modules
    make[1]: *** /lib/modules/4.9.0-kali3-amd64/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
    Makefile:1855: recipe for target 'modules' failed
    make: *** [modules] Error 2
    apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms > FAILED:

    Code:
    apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 1,522 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 14.8 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1 http://archive-4.kali.org/kali kali-rolling/contrib amd64 realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms all 4.3.21~20170330-0kali1 [1,522 kB]
    Fetched 1,522 kB in 10s (143 kB/s)                                                                             
    Selecting previously unselected package realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms.
    (Reading database ... 333086 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack .../realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms_4.3.21~20170330-0kali1_all.deb ...
    Unpacking realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms (4.3.21~20170330-0kali1) ...
    Setting up realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms (4.3.21~20170330-0kali1) ...
    Loading new realtek-rtl88xxau-4.3.21~20170330 DKMS files...
    Building for 4.9.0-kali3-amd64 4.9.0-kali4-amd64
    Module build for kernel 4.9.0-kali3-amd64 was skipped since the
    kernel headers for this kernel does not seem to be installed.
    Building initial module for 4.9.0-kali4-amd64
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.9.0-kali4-amd64 (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/realtek-rtl88xxau/4.3.21~20170330/build/make.log for more information.
    Thank you very much for your time
    Last edited by j1nxd071r; 2017-06-05 at 15:19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j1nxd071r View Post
    Hello there!
    This issue is driving me crazy for a week now... hope you have a solution for me!
    I am trying to install drivers for my brand new Alfa AWUS036ACH but I am running out of ideas here, I cant manage to make the "make" tool to work nor my dkms install.
    Here is what I did so far:


    Fresh kali 2017.1 install > OK
    apt update > OK
    uname -r > OK (4.9.0-kali3-amd64)
    apt full-upgrade > OK
    apt install dkms > OK
    apt update > OK
    apt full-upgrade > OK
    git clone -b v5.1.5 https://github.com/astsam/rtl8812au.git > OK
    cd rtl8812au > OK
    make > FAILED:

    Code:
    make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.9.0-kali3-amd64/build M=/root/rtl8812au  modules
    make[1]: *** /lib/modules/4.9.0-kali3-amd64/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
    Makefile:1855: recipe for target 'modules' failed
    make: *** [modules] Error 2
    apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms > FAILED:

    Code:
    apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 1,522 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 14.8 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1 http://archive-4.kali.org/kali kali-rolling/contrib amd64 realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms all 4.3.21~20170330-0kali1 [1,522 kB]
    Fetched 1,522 kB in 10s (143 kB/s)                                                                             
    Selecting previously unselected package realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms.
    (Reading database ... 333086 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack .../realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms_4.3.21~20170330-0kali1_all.deb ...
    Unpacking realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms (4.3.21~20170330-0kali1) ...
    Setting up realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms (4.3.21~20170330-0kali1) ...
    Loading new realtek-rtl88xxau-4.3.21~20170330 DKMS files...
    Building for 4.9.0-kali3-amd64 4.9.0-kali4-amd64
    Module build for kernel 4.9.0-kali3-amd64 was skipped since the
    kernel headers for this kernel does not seem to be installed.
    Building initial module for 4.9.0-kali4-amd64
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.9.0-kali4-amd64 (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/realtek-rtl88xxau/4.3.21~20170330/build/make.log for more information.
    Thank you very much for your time
    I tried your methods in order to set my own adapter the firs one from github didn't work as well but your 2nd method worked well when i use uname -r i get: 4.9.0-kali4-amd64 and not 3 like yours
    i don't know if that's the issue but it worth trying

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeon4326 View Post
    I tried your methods in order to set my own adapter the firs one from github didn't work as well but your 2nd method worked well when i use uname -r i get: 4.9.0-kali4-amd64 and not 3 like yours
    i don't know if that's the issue but it worth trying
    Second method (dkms way) should be the good one now that kali 2017.1 allows it.
    Sadly for me, my uname output keeps being 4.9.0-kali3-amd64. I still have no idea how to switch to the new kernel (kali4) at this point, or how to manage to finally light the little blue light inside the wireless card.

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    . I still have no idea how to switch to the new kernel (kali4) at this point,
    Code:
    sudo -i && apt update && apt upgrade && apt dist-upgrade && systemctl reboot
    Have a look at debian documentation from time to time for this kind of things.... I guess you did not use apt dist-upgrade

  46. #46
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    Hi kcdtv,

    I see, you are replying to everyone with passion. Thank you for that help.
    Alfa awus036ach was also not getting installed on Kali (dual boot). Your last suggestion about apt dist-upgrade has possibly worked.
    I repeated the dkms package installation after uninstall.
    Suggestion on Kali site is this which i used:
    apt update
    apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms


    Thank you

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    Hi,
    I also get the following error with the current 4.14.0-kali1-amd64 version:
    ...

    /usr/src/linux-headers-4.14.0-kali1-common/scripts/Makefile.build:319: recipe for target '/tmp/rtl8812au/os_dep/linux/ioctl_cfg80211.o' failed
    make[4]: [/tmp/rtl8812au/os_dep/linux/ioctl_cfg80211.o] Error 1
    /usr/src/linux-headers-4.14.0-kali1-common/Makefile:1520: recipe for target '_module_/tmp/rtl8812au' failed
    make[3]: [_module_/tmp/rtl8812au] Error 2
    Makefile:146: recipe for target 'sub-make' failed
    make[2]: [sub-make] Error 2
    Makefile:8: recipe for target 'all' failed
    make[1]: [all] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.14.0-kali1-amd64'
    Makefile:1855: recipe for target 'modules' failed
    make: [modules] Error 2

    Thanks in advance and bye.

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    I've had no problems installing the dkms package today after an "apt update && apt upgrade". It installed without a hitch. Maybe run another update and try again.
    Don't get too excited if you get it installed, because the driver doesn't seem to be compatible with the latest kernel versions.

    You can check out this post for a solution.
    Hope that helps and please let us know how you go
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