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    BCM43142 not connecting in dual boot

    I was running Kali Linux 2016 in a VM on Windows. After running iwconfig, I got the "no wireless extensions" popping up. Went through some forums and they said the wireless won't work in a VM.

    I then tried dual boot. Same problem but this time there's no connection at all. Whereas with the VM I could use Iceweasel (assuming it used the wifi from the Windows configuration?), there was no connection in dual boot whatsoever.

    Where can I get the necessary drivers to fix the problem in dual boot and how would I do the install since I can't connect when dual booting?

    -Kali Linux 2016
    -USB dual boot
    -iwconfig
    -"No wireless extensions"
    -First tried updating in the command prompt in VM then wanted to try the same thing in dual boot but no connection to do any network related troubleshooting

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    I've always found Broadcom-based chipsets to be problematic. My advice is to get a compatible wi-fi card, and go with that. There are a number of threads on this topic, but my favorite is at https://forums.kali.org/showthread.p...Wireless-Cards

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    The issue I'm having is that I'm overseas at the moment. I'd like to try the drivers first before anything else. I've seen many threads with different drivers suggested. Might there be one source you suggest that I could try?

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    I see. In that case, I'd check http://forum.aircrack-ng.org/ I recall seeing driver threads before, but it's been awhile.

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    I have the exact same chip as you and know how to solve the issue.

    First of all, please add this to your /etc/apt/sources.list

    Code:
    deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
    Now execute this command

    Code:
    apt-get update
    and finally execute this whole command

    Code:
    apt-get install linux-image-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms
    Once the final installation has complete, restart your laptop or pc and your network card should be picking up available WIFI
    Last edited by Cryptic-F; 2016-04-15 at 03:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic-F View Post
    I have the exact same chip as you and know how to solve the issue.

    First of all, please add this to your /etc/apt/sources.list

    Code:
    deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
    Now execute this command

    Code:
    apt-get update
    and finally execute this whole command

    Code:
    apt-get install linux-image-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms
    Once the final installation has complete, restart your laptop or pc and your network card should be picking up available WIFI


    The problem is that Kali Linux only has a connection in VM (by seemingly using the host connection), not dual boot. Since wifi can't work in VM, my only choice would be to use dual boot. So I can't run those commands, unfortunately. What issue were you having with the Broadcom chip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmurdoch View Post
    The problem is that Kali Linux only has a connection in VM (by seemingly using the host connection), not dual boot. Since wifi can't work in VM, my only choice would be to use dual boot. So I can't run those commands, unfortunately. What issue were you having with the Broadcom chip?
    Can you get a cable Internet connection to your pc or laptop to install the drivers?

    My Kali is dual booted next to my ubuntu OS. When i first ran my installed Kali I had the exact same issue that you have.. no wifi whatsoever, the network settings did not even show any possible connections or settings. I found the repository and command that I provided for you and it solved the issue.

    I really do not know what to suggest apart from "you need a wired connection".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic-F View Post
    Can you get a cable Internet connection to your pc or laptop to install the drivers?

    My Kali is dual booted next to my ubuntu OS. When i first ran my installed Kali I had the exact same issue that you have.. no wifi whatsoever, the network settings did not even show any possible connections or settings. I found the repository and command that I provided for you and it solved the issue.

    I really do not know what to suggest apart from "you need a wired connection".


    I think I might be able to pull of the wired connection. Believe it or not, it's mostly wifi with no access to the routers around here but I think I know of one. I'll update my findings when I'm able to connect and try the commands you posted. Thank you.

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