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Thread: Cant configure wireless driver BCM4360 on live-usb (persistence) on kali

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    Cant configure wireless driver BCM4360 on live-usb (persistence) on kali

    Dear Kali forum members,

    i need your help. I m just new to kali. i know why starts a newbie with kali instead of other linux distributions.
    Now i tried to establish a wifi connection but failed. i googled but it didnt fix the problem

    Code:
    modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found in directory /lib/modules/4.12.0-kali1-amd64
    I run kali on as live-usb with persistence created on macOS. For creating i used unetbootin and i use internet via ethernet adapter.

    Here are some informations (if u need more just let me know)


    Code:
    uname -a
    Linux kali 4.12.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.12.6-1kali6 (2017-08-30) x86_64 GNU/Linux

    Code:
    lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 09)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller (rev 09)
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB xHCI HC (rev 04)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series HECI #0 (rev 04)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series HD Audio Controller (rev 04)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev e4)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev e4)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev e4)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev e4)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev e4)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series LPC Controller (rev 04)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series SMBus Controller (rev 04)
    02:00.0 Multimedia controller: Broadcom Limited 720p FaceTime HD Camera
    03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)
    04:00.0 SATA controller: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Apple PCIe SSD (rev 01)
    05:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5520 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge [Falcon Ridge 4C 2013]
    06:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5520 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge [Falcon Ridge 4C 2013]
    06:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5520 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge [Falcon Ridge 4C 2013]
    06:04.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5520 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge [Falcon Ridge 4C 2013]
    06:05.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5520 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge [Falcon Ridge 4C 2013]
    06:06.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5520 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge [Falcon Ridge 4C 2013]
    07:00.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation DSL5520 Thunderbolt 2 NHI [Falcon Ridge 4C 2013]
    08:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL2210 Thunderbolt Controller [Port Ridge 1C 2011]
    09:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL2210 Thunderbolt Controller [Port Ridge 1C 2011]
    0a:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM57762 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe

    source.list
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
    deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free


    NetworkManager.conf
    Code:
    [main]
    plugins=ifupdown,keyfile
    
    [ifupdown]
    managed=true



    Now i want to show u what i tried but didnt work

    FIRST ATTEMPT
    Code:
    1. apt-get update
    2. apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r | sed s,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,) broadcom-sta-dkms
    3. mod probe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssd brcmsmac
    4. mod probe wl
    after mode probe wl everytime the error "modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found in directory /lib/modules/4.12.0-kali1-amd64" appears. I dont know what to do.

    I tried other thread where i have to download packages manually but the links didnt work also.

    I will be very very grateful!

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    Thanks for the detailed post. Unfortunately, most of the stuff made by broadcom are not well supported under linux and avoiding them is the general recommendation.

    In any case, in your FIRST ATTEMPT, you might want to show the output of the different commands (at least 2 and 3; 1 may or may not be useful) which would help understand the error you have with 4.

    Another thing, don't put other repositories than kali repositories, you'll break your kali install, sooner or later. I would highly recommend reinstalling your persistence and use the weekly image to do so (which have the latest kernel): http://cdimage.kali.org/kali-images/kali-weekly/

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    Mister_X you little genius fox!!!!!!!

    i reinstalled kali on usb persistence with the weekly image as u told.
    after that i tried the 4 steps above again and it went soooo smooth....2 days i tried everything from forums and google and now wifi works so nice....thank you very much for that. u made my day. have a good day sir!

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