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Thread: Broadcom BCM43142 Drivers on Kali Linux

  1. #1
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    Broadcom BCM43142 Drivers on Kali Linux

    It's been a very frustrating week for me. I am trying to install Wifi drivers. Most of the guides available online doesn't work, may be because they were meant for old kernel or I don't know.

    I have Broadcom BCM34142 Wifi adapter and please help me install it's dirvers on my Kali. I have Kali 2.0 installed on my HP laptop.

    Please help and let me know if any other information of my system is required.

    Thank you very much in advance

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    Red face Tested and working solution for Broadcom wifi drivers on Kali

    Here is the solution

    I've tested this myself and it works

    Code:
    # apt-get update
    # apt-get install linux-image-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms
    
    # modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb brcmsmac bcma
    
    
    # modprobe wl
    Works for the following:
    Broadcom BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4313, BCM4321, BCM4322, BCM43224, BCM43225, BCM43227, BCM43228, BCM43142, BCM4331, BCM4352, BCM4360 devices (wl)
    Alis volat propriis = she flies with her own wings.

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    Thanks a lot! Worked like a charm.

    Would this work in Kali 2016.1?

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    Thanks a lot! Worked like a charm.

    Would this work in Kali 2016.1?

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    Yes, i tested it in kali 2016
    Alis volat propriis = she flies with her own wings.

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    Everything went well untill I got this

    root@kali:~# modprobe wl
    modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmrx View Post
    Everything went well untill I got this

    root@kali:~# modprobe wl
    modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found.
    Try sudo modprobe wl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saszseb View Post
    Try sudo modprobe wl!
    Same error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmrx View Post
    Everything went well untill I got this

    root@kali:~# modprobe wl
    modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found.
    Same here, except it also tells me

    modprobe: FATAL: Module ssd is running.

    Also relevant, I'm on a Broadcom BCM4352 card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r_0_y View Post
    Same here, except it also tells me

    modprobe: FATAL: Module ssd is running.
    Scratch that, after reinstalling and running apt-get upgrade it works until I try to run modprobe wl, and now it spits out:

    modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found in directory /lib/modules/4.3.0-kali-amd64

    Also, running lsmod | grep wl returns nothing at all, and this after it tells me that I have newer/latest versions installed for all 3 when I try:

    apt-get install linux-image-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms

  11. #11
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    Hi

    @dmrx You must have non-free repositories in your sources.list.

    Then :

    Code:
    apt-get update && apt-get install broadcom-sta-dkms

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    Quote Originally Posted by r_0_y View Post
    Scratch that, after reinstalling and running apt-get upgrade it works until I try to run modprobe wl, and now it spits out:

    modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found in directory /lib/modules/4.3.0-kali-amd64

    Also, running lsmod | grep wl returns nothing at all, and this after it tells me that I have newer/latest versions installed for all 3 when I try:
    apt-get install linux-image-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms
    [code=root]nano /etc/apt/sources.list[/code]

    Clear all and paste :

    Code:
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
    # For source package access, uncomment the following line
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
    Code:
    apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
    Reboot in the 4.4.0 kernel

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    Question modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found in Kali

    I've tried repeatedly to have Kali recognize the Macbook Wifi Broadcom adpaters - but keep getting stumped.

    Current problem is Modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found - any help would be greatly appreciated as I think I've followed the instructions.

    root@kali:~# uname -a
    Linux kali 4.3.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.3.3-5kali4 (2016-01-13) x86_64 GNU/Linux
    root@kali:~# id
    uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)
    root@kali:~# lspci | grep Wireless
    03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)
    root@kali:~# apt-get update; apt-get install broadcom-sta-dkms; apt-get install linux-image-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms
    Ign:3 http://debian.mirror.constant.com/debian jessie InRelease
    Hit:1 http://ca.mirror.babylon.network/kali kali-rolling InRelease
    Hit:2 http://ca.mirror.babylon.network/kali-security sana/updates InRelease
    Hit:4 http://ca.mirror.babylon.network/kali sana InRelease
    Hit:5 http://debian.mirror.constant.com/debian jessie Release
    Reading package lists... Done
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    broadcom-sta-dkms is already the newest version (6.30.223.271-3).
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1652 not upgraded.
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    linux-headers-amd64 is already the newest version (4.6+74+kali1).
    linux-image-amd64 is already the newest version (4.6+74+kali1).
    broadcom-sta-dkms is already the newest version (6.30.223.271-3).
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1652 not upgraded.
    root@kali:~# modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb brcmsmac bcma
    root@kali:~# modprobe wl
    modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found.
    root@kali:~#

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    Thanks - this worked perfectly on Kali 2016 .2 updated & upgraded on a Lenovo 510 with a Broadcom BCM43142 after a reboot.

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    Hi guys i am on Asus K450J with BCM43142 and still not working
    hi put all this comands and no results (and no errors too)

    I already try other methods but no results. always the same (cant turn on the wireless)

    PS: i am using 4.9.0-kali1-amd64 kernel

    HELP PLS

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    How do command apt-get install linux-image-$, if kali linux don't see wi-fi, this command failed without wifi.

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    use a wired connection

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    Captura de ecrã de 2017-02-10 14-44-12.jpg

    Is always like that, but the strange thing is i can scan manually but cant connect.
    Captura de ecrã de 2017-02-10 14-47-09.jpg

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    Hello guys,
    I have a Lenovo S10e laptop on which I installed Kali linux 2016.
    When you install the driver asked me for a wireless (b43-open / ucode15.fw) that I can never find it. if you can help with this problem?

    Network controller (0280):Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (14e4:4315) (rev 01)

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    Broadcom Wifi Drivers for Kali Linux 2016.1

    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyFairy View Post
    Here is the solution

    I've tested this myself and it works

    Code:
    # apt-get update
    # apt-get install linux-image-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms
    
    # modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb brcmsmac bcma
    
    
    # modprobe wl
    Works for the following:
    Broadcom BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4313, BCM4321, BCM4322, BCM43224, BCM43225, BCM43227, BCM43228, BCM43142, BCM4331, BCM4352, BCM4360 devices (wl)


    the procedure is right only some of you need to do before that
    apt-get -f install <----- thats due some updates that were hold back

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