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Thread: Can't get Macbook Pro 2015 Wifi to monitor mode (Dual Boot) (No brcm_monitor0 file)

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    Exclamation Can't get Macbook Pro 2015 Wifi to monitor mode (Dual Boot) (No brcm_monitor0 file)

    I have been using internet on my MacBook after dual booting just fine but I can't get my WiFi card into monitor mode. I have tried a few different things, I have tried reinstalling broadcom drivers and then running

    Code:
    echo 1 | sudo tee /proc/brcm_monitor0
    but it keeps telling me that

    Code:
    tee: /proc/brcm_monitor0: No such file or directory
    Is there any other way to get it into monitor mode? Bearing in mind that WiFi otherwise works just fine and I can use internet without any problems (I could even without installing the broadcom drivers again)

    Can anyone help? Thanks in advance

    Card info
    Code:
    Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43602 802.11ac Wireless LAN SoC (rev 01)
    used these commands to install drivers:
    Code:
    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
    root@kali:~# modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb brcmsmac bcma
    root@kali:~# sudo modprobe wl

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    BCM43602 has a chipset that's not compatible with the b43 driver, I believe. My router is the same and I am buying a wireless card to fix this problem. I'm 99% sure that this Broadcom one isn't compatible, but just to be sure can you give me the output of lspci -vnn | grep 14e4?
    (if it's a wireless card then it might be lsusb, not totally sure. Mine is a router)
    Last edited by ByteMe; 2016-09-04 at 08:20 PM.

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    04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43602 802.11ac Wireless LAN SoC [14e4:43ba] (rev 01)
    05:00.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Broadcom Corporation 720p FaceTime HD Camera [14e4:1570]
    Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation 720p FaceTime HD Camera [14e4:1570]

    This is what it says. It's a Wireless Card from what I can understand

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    Yeah. According to the aircrack website, the only supported PCI IDs for the b43 driver are:
    PCI ID
    14e4:4311
    14e4:4313
    14e4:4315
    14e4:4301
    14e4:4306
    14e4:4320
    14e4:4307
    14e4:4312
    14e4:4318
    14e4:4319
    14e4:4320
    14e4:5354

    find this here(https://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=b43)
    I'm currently going through this exact same problem - same computer, everything. My current solution is buying a wireless card - I'm probably going to get the AWUS036NHA. I'm not 100% sure if this will work, but I'm hoping.
    Other than doing this, you're probably out of luck using your current setup in monitor mode. Let me know if you find a solution!

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