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  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.

  3. #3
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    Everything went well untill I got this

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

  4. #4
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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!

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by saszseb View Post
    Try sudo modprobe wl!
    Same error.

  6. #6
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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.

  7. #7
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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.

  8. #8
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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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    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.
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  10. #10
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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

  11. #11
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    Perfect on Mid 2011 MacbookPro - 4.18.0-kali2-amd64

    04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4331] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Apple Inc. AirPort Extreme [106b:00ef]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
    Memory at c1900000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
    Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
    Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
    Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
    Kernel driver in use: wl
    Kernel modules: bcma, wl

    Thank you VERY much! What a pain in the a$$ it's been till I found your post. Looking forward to testing it out, just nice to see 5GHz showing up and functioning. wl supposedly allows for monitor mode? Thx again!

  12. #12
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    @HoneyFairy
    Question, doesn't exactly pertain to this thread. But this was such a perfect fix, and seemingly for the Macbook Pro, so I wanted to ask you. Have you come across a fix for the screen dimming and keyboard backlighting. The F1/F2 and F5/F6 controls for them do not work with Kali2018. Was hoping maybe you knew something.

  13. #13
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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?

  15. #15
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    Yes, i tested it in kali 2016
    Alis volat propriis = she flies with her own wings.

  16. #16
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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

  17. #17
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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.

  18. #18
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    use a wired connection

  19. #19
    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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