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Thread: Kali Linux network mirror issue and no connection to internet

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    Kali Linux network mirror issue and no connection to internet

    Hello Everyone,

    I recently installed Kali Linux on an external thumb drive. During the installation, I skipped the installation of a network mirror because I had issues installing one before. So once I booted into my software, I don't have a network mirror and don't know how to install one. Also, I can't connect to the internet because the list of available networks are empty. Not even 1 is showing. If it helps, I'll explain how I installed Kali. btw I did the installation on a mac. First, I formatted both drives as MS-DOS (FAT). Both of the drives are 32 GB. I then partitioned the drive that I was going to install Kali Linux on. Instead of 32 GB, it became 24 GB for the software itself and 8 GB for Memory. Then, I downloaded the live iso file from the Kali linux homepage. I used a software called balenaEtcher to flash the iso file to the installation media. When It was done, I ejected both drives and shutdown my computer. Then I plugged both drives in and booted into the installation media. I configured the first couple of settings to my liking. Then Kali linux started installing itself. After that, it asked me if I wanted to use a network mirror. I chose no, hoping that there would be an answer on the internet to help me install a mirror. But no, I tried many articles and it didn't work for me. Right now, my /etc/apt/sources.list file is all commented, just like it was after installation. I know that if I mess with it again that I won't remember what it was before. Can anyone help me install a mirror and help me connect to the internet.

    Thank You,

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    Hi everyone,

    I fixed this issue on my own. What I did was I used ethernet and installed the Broadcom installer from Github using git clone. I followed the steps on the file and got my wireless internet access. As for the mirrors, I have this on my sources.list file:

    deb kali-rolling main non-free contrib
    deb-src kali-rolling main non-free contrib

    I wanted to add another official Kali Mirror, so my sources.list file was this:

    deb kali-rolling main non-free contrib
    deb kali/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src kali-rolling main non-free contrib
    deb-src kali/updates main contrib non-free

    But when I try to do apt-get update, I get this error:

    Ign:1 kali/updates InRelease
    Err:2 kali/updates Release
    404 Not Found [IP: 80]
    Hit:3 kali-rolling InRelease
    Reading package lists... Done
    E: The repository ' kali/updates Release' does not have a Release file.
    N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

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