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  1. #1
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    Missing firmware: iwlwifi-7260-12.ucode wlwifi-7260-11.ucode

    I just installed Kali Linux 2.0 64 bit on my Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd Gen. During installation I got the following error meesage:

    Code:
    Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The firmware can be loaded from removable media, such as a USB stick or floppy.
    
    This missing firmware files are: iwlwifi-7260-12.ucode wlwifi-7260-11.ucode
    
    If you have such media available now, insert it, and continue.
    I didn't have the firmware files so continued. Installation seemed to go okay, and my WiFi card was still detected and seemed to work perfectly. After installation I did

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    The kernel is 4.0.0-kali1-amd64

    After doing

    Code:
    aptitude show firmware-iwlwifi
    I can see that iwlwifi-7260-[7-10].ucode are installed, but not [11-12] that were mentioned during install.

    Now my questions:

    • Do I need to install the two firmwares listed?
    • If so, where do I find them?


    I've checked Debian's website and they only go up to iwlwifi-7260-9.ucode (https://packages.debian.org/jessie/firmware-iwlwifi).
    I've checked kernel.org (https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/...rivers/iwlwifi) and the file names don't correspond to the ones in the error message.
    I tried "aptitude install firware-iwlwifi" and got "No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.

    Normally I wouldn't care too much so long as the hardware is working, but I've been having issues with using aircrack-ng and I'm wondering if it's driver related.

  2. #2
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    run
    Code:
    lspci
    to check out your devices

    but let me guess it's
    Intel Corporation Wireless 7265 (rev 48)
    This is just a bug from the firmware, you can ignore during installation.

    But at this point I can tell you for sure: forget it
    You will not make it to use the Intel devices for Injecting or all the other Wifi Extensions which are recommend for "special treatment"
    Do you have any other wifi devices at home? (old notebooks,unimpressive looking old wifi usb sticks)

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    lspci returns:

    03:00:0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 83)

    I've been able to put the card in monitor mode. Having issues with packet injection.

    At present this is the only WiFi device. Can you point me to a document confirming this card definitely won't work? I could have sworn I've seen posts by other people saying they had it working.

    Thanks for you help.
    Last edited by kali-newb; 2015-12-06 at 10:56.

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    Small update:

    I downloaded from the latest firmware for my kernel (iwlwifi-7260012.ucode) from https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/...rivers/iwlwifi

    Put it in /lib/firmware/ and rebooted the machine. I can see from
    Code:
    dmesg | grep iwlwifi
    that the firmware was picked up and loaded correctly. However, as expected, this didn't fix the packet injection issues. This firmware is closed source and supplied by Intel. Looking around the net it appears that people have had success patching the firmware (http://aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=iwlagn) but most of the how-to links are now dead.

    If anyone knows how to patch this firmware I'd really appreciate some guidance. Otherwise, I need to find a USB adapter.
    Last edited by kali-newb; 2015-12-06 at 16:37.

  5. #5
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    hi, my kernel is 4.0.0
    which one should i download from this page?
    https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/...rivers/iwlwifi
    3.10+ iwlmvm iwlwifi-7260-ucode-22.1.7.0.tgz
    3.13+ iwlwifi-7260-ucode-22.24.8.0.tgz
    3.14.9+ iwlwifi-7260-ucode-25.228.9.0.tgz
    3.17+ iwlwifi-7260-ucode-23.15.10.0.tgz
    3.19+ iwlwifi-7260-ucode-25.17.12.0.tgz
    4.1+ iwlwifi-7260-ucode-25.30.13.0.tgz
    4.2+ iwlwifi-7260-ucode-15.227938.0.tgz

    thanks ^^

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