1. What is Kali Linux?
Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux Operating System.It is aimed for advanced Penetration Testing and Security Research. Kali contains several hundred tools which are built for various information security tasks, such as Web Testing and Ethical Hacking.
2. What is Wireless Drivers?
Wireless drivers are software programs installed on your system that allows your operating system to communicate with your wireless and network adapters. Wireless driver problems usually occur because of missing, outdated, or corrupt drivers.
3.Can I just Install Wireless Drivers From a Website?
No,You can’t.Unlike other Operating Systems like Windows,It might not be easy installing softwares and wireless drivers in Kali linux especially If you are a beginner.
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Method 1: Fix Wireless Drivers Problem in Kali Linux(2021)
The main problem of Wi-Fi or wireless not getting detected in Kali Linux is due to the missing wireless drivers.We can solve the problem by updating the system.
The steps below can be followed to fix the Wireless Drivers problem in Kali Linux;
Step 1. Connect your Kali Linux System to Internet using Ethernet/Wired Network.
Step 2. Open the Terminal(Ctrl+Alt+T).A black Command line Interface appears just like below:
Step 3. Open sources.list file by using command “nano /etc/apt/sources.list“
Step 4. Now paste the links below into the source file. Press ‘Ctrl+O’ to write it into file and Hit Enter.
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
Step 5. Exit the source.list file using ‘Ctrl + X’
Step 6. Run the following commands:
sudo apt update && apt dist-upgrade
It will update and install all the required files,softwares and drivers,etc from the repositories.
Note: It might take some time to finish downloading the files. Till then Grab a cup of Coffee and Chill.
Step 7. After that, Run the command below in the terminal;
It installs all the drivers needed for your system.
sudo apt install firmware-linux
Step 7. Reboot
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Method 2: Fix Wireless Drivers Problem in Kali Linux
Step 1. Download the drivers file from the link below:
Step 2. Open the downloaded folder Right Click on blank Area and Click Open in Terminal.
Step 3. Type the command ‘tar -jxvf filename’
Note: Replace filename with drivers file name For Example: compat-wireless-2010-06-26-p.tar.bz2
Step 4. Type the command ‘cd compat-*’
Step 5. Type the command ‘make unload’ then ‘make load’
Wireless Adapter will start working as soon as you finish all the steps mentioned above properly.
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