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Thread: [HELP] Kali Linux 2016.1 won't recognize my onboard wlan.

  1. #1

    [HELP] Kali Linux 2016.1 won't recognize my onboard wlan.

    Hey guys, I recently bought a HP Pavilion laptop(HP Pavilion 15 AB522TX to be more specific) and I just installed Kali Linux 2016.1 64-bit on dual boot with Windows 10 which came pre-installed. As the title says, I cannot use my wifi on Kali at all. It isn't detected in my settings or anywhere else except for lspci and lsusb. I will post the results of each command for better understanding of my problem. I hope you guys can help me figure this out. Oh, and my wireless card is working all good with windows and there is no switch(physical or "fn+something) for the wifi, so it is always turned on.

    I couldn't post the dmesg results as it was way too long and the forum didn't permit me to. Hope this is enough, if that is needed, let me know, I will find out a way to post that too.

    P.S : Sorry if this was a noob-ish post. I tried everything I could to fix it by myself, when I couldn't I'm turning towards more experienced people.


    All the commands are from the troubleshooting post. If I missed any, let me know, I will check that out too.
    Code:
    # airmon-zc --verbose
    bash: airmon-zc: command not found
    Code:
    # lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0a5c:216d Broadcom Corp. 
    Bus 001 Device 008: ID 2a96:2008  
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b50c Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Code:
    # lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Sky Lake Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 08)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Sky Lake Integrated Graphics (rev 07)
    00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 1903 (rev 08)
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d2f (rev 21)
    00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d31 (rev 21)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d3a (rev 21)
    00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d03 (rev 21)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d10 (rev f1)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d14 (rev f1)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d15 (rev f1)
    00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d18 (rev f1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d48 (rev 21)
    00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d21 (rev 21)
    00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 9d70 (rev 21)
    00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 9d23 (rev 21)
    01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM108M [GeForce 940M] (rev a2)
    02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 522a (rev 01)
    03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
    04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 0a)
    Code:
    # rfkill unblock wifi; rfkill list
    0: hci0: Bluetooth
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no
    Code:
    # lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    rndis_host             16384  0
    cdc_ether              16384  1 rndis_host
    usbnet                 40960  2 rndis_host,cdc_ether
    rfcomm                 69632  2
    bnep                   20480  2
    fuse                   94208  5
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     49152  1
    snd_hda_codec_realtek    81920  1
    snd_hda_codec_generic    73728  1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
    nfnetlink_queue        20480  0
    nfnetlink_log          20480  0
    nfnetlink              16384  2 nfnetlink_log,nfnetlink_queue
    binfmt_misc            20480  1
    intel_rapl             20480  0
    x86_pkg_temp_thermal    16384  0
    intel_powerclamp       16384  0
    coretemp               16384  0
    kvm_intel             163840  0
    uvcvideo               90112  0
    videobuf2_vmalloc      16384  1 uvcvideo
    btusb                  45056  0
    btrtl                  16384  1 btusb
    btbcm                  16384  1 btusb
    nouveau              1458176  0
    btintel                16384  1 btusb
    videobuf2_memops       16384  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
    bluetooth             512000  29 bnep,btbcm,btrtl,btusb,rfcomm,btintel
    videobuf2_core         49152  1 uvcvideo
    v4l2_common            16384  1 videobuf2_core
    videodev              163840  3 uvcvideo,v4l2_common,videobuf2_core
    mxm_wmi                16384  1 nouveau
    media                  24576  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    ttm                    94208  1 nouveau
    hp_wmi                 16384  0
    kvm                   507904  1 kvm_intel
    joydev                 20480  0
    sparse_keymap          16384  1 hp_wmi
    rfkill                 24576  5 hp_wmi,bluetooth
    i915                 1122304  8
    tpm_crb                16384  0
    evdev                  20480  16
    psmouse               126976  0
    serio_raw              16384  0
    sg                     32768  0
    pcspkr                 16384  0
    hp_accel               28672  0
    wmi                    20480  3 hp_wmi,mxm_wmi,nouveau
    lis3lv02d              20480  1 hp_accel
    hp_wireless            16384  0
    input_polldev          16384  1 lis3lv02d
    shpchp                 36864  0
    tpm                    40960  1 tpm_crb
    int3400_thermal        16384  0
    acpi_thermal_rel       16384  1 int3400_thermal
    mei_me                 28672  0
    int3403_thermal        16384  0
    mei                    94208  1 mei_me
    snd_hda_intel          36864  8
    processor_thermal_device    16384  0
    snd_hda_codec         135168  4 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel
    intel_soc_dts_iosf     16384  1 processor_thermal_device
    drm_kms_helper        131072  2 i915,nouveau
    drm                   348160  11 ttm,i915,drm_kms_helper,nouveau
    i2c_algo_bit           16384  2 i915,nouveau
    snd_hda_core           65536  5 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              16384  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm               102400  5 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_core
    snd_timer              32768  1 snd_pcm
    snd                    81920  23 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
    acpi_pad               24576  0
    video                  36864  2 i915,nouveau
    ac                     16384  0
    i2c_i801               20480  0
    iosf_mbi               16384  2 intel_soc_dts_iosf,intel_rapl
    int340x_thermal_zone    16384  2 processor_thermal_device,int3403_thermal
    battery                16384  0
    soundcore              16384  1 snd
    button                 16384  2 i915,nouveau
    processor              36864  0
    autofs4                40960  2
    ext4                  577536  1
    crc16                  16384  2 ext4,bluetooth
    mbcache                20480  1 ext4
    jbd2                  106496  1 ext4
    sr_mod                 24576  0
    cdrom                  57344  1 sr_mod
    sd_mod                 40960  3
    crct10dif_pclmul       16384  0
    crc32_pclmul           16384  0
    crc32c_intel           24576  0
    jitterentropy_rng      16384  0
    sha256_ssse3           28672  1
    sha256_generic         24576  1 sha256_ssse3
    hmac                   16384  1
    drbg                   24576  1
    ansi_cprng             16384  0
    aesni_intel           167936  0
    aes_x86_64             20480  1 aesni_intel
    lrw                    16384  1 aesni_intel
    gf128mul               16384  1 lrw
    glue_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
    ablk_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
    cryptd                 20480  2 aesni_intel,ablk_helper
    ahci                   36864  2
    libahci                32768  1 ahci
    r8169                  81920  0
    xhci_pci               16384  0
    mii                    16384  2 r8169,usbnet
    xhci_hcd              172032  1 xhci_pci
    libata                233472  2 ahci,libahci
    scsi_mod              229376  4 sg,libata,sd_mod,sr_mod
    usbcore               233472  8 btusb,uvcvideo,rndis_host,usbnet,xhci_hcd,xhci_pci,cdc_ether
    usb_common             16384  1 usbcore
    thermal                20480  0

    Code:
    # iwconfig; airmon-ng 
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    ls: cannot access /sys/class/ieee80211/: No such file or directory
    
    PHY	Interface	Driver		Chipset
    Code:
    # lsb_release -a; uname -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID:	Kali
    Description:	Kali GNU/Linux Rolling
    Release:	kali-rolling
    Codename:	kali-rolling
    Linux spectrum 4.3.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.3.3-5kali4 (2016-01-13) x86_64 GNU/Linux

  2. #2
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    2016-Aug
    Posts
    2
    I had the same problem on my Dell Inspiron 3520 maybe this will help you

    1. Open your terminal and type
    Code:
    leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list
    2. Copy this line and add it to the list of sources
    deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free

    3. In the terminal type
    Code:
    apt-get update
    4. After the update add this command to the terminal
    Code:
    apt-get install linux-image-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms
    5. When the installation finishes restart your device and you should have wifi.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    2014-Nov
    Posts
    10
    Be careful when playing with the sources.list file on your system as this could cause unknown issues.

    It would be advisable to first do :

    Code:
    apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
    before to see if that helps with finding the packages/drivers you need since it seems you have an older kernel installed at the moment. And also, make backups in case

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