WLAN chipset question

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    • #12841
      skelston_joe
      Participant

      Hi there,

      First: Awesome project, keep up the good work!
      Second:
      I have just recieved my GPD, and have noticed that my WLAN chip is actually a
      Broadcom BCM4356 [14e4:43ec]

      As I can see aircrack suite doesn’t really support it, as only the brcmfmac driver is available. (and also arimon-ng fails to start montior mode 🙁 )

      Am I missing something or is this expected and I have to use my external
      dongle for playing with the waves?

      Best Regards,
      skelston_joe

    • #12843
      Re4son
      Keymaster

      Hi skelston_joe,

      No support for monitor at this stage. It’s on my to-do list.
      The nexmon team has managed to patch the firmware and driver for the Nexus 6, so it is possible.
      I’d get one of those tiny ath9k dongles on ebay.

      Many thanks,
      Re4son

    • #12869
      phlame64
      Participant

      This dongle will handle the job well (has packet injection, works well on kali) while you wait for the patched firmware: https://www.amazon.com/Panda-300Mbps-Wireless-USB-Adapter/dp/B00EQT0YK2

    • #13437
      damn66
      Participant

      Hi,
      The latest upgrade broken the wifi. How do i reinstall back the old firmware?

    • #13438
      Re4son
      Keymaster

      Hi damn66,

      Let me look into that.

      Cheers,
      Re4son

    • #13442
      brian_mattey
      Participant

      Same here (broken WiFi). Happened after doing a Kali upgrade (to 20180825).

      Dmesg shows “Direct firmware load for brcm/brcmfmac4356.pcie.clm_blob failed with error -2”.

      USB WiFi stick works fine 🙂

    • #13443
      Re4son
      Keymaster

      The latest update of the “firmware-brcm80211” package is the culprit.

      Just remove the new package and re-install the old one for now:
      1. Remove the old package:
      apt remove firmware-brcm80211
      2. use an ethernet connection of download on another computer and transfer via USB stick:
      wget http://http.kali.org/pool/non-free/f/firmware-nonfree/firmware-brcm80211_20170823-1_all.deb
      3. Install the package:
      apt install ./firmware-brcm80211_20170823-1_all.deb

      I am working on a permanent solution.

    • #13444
      brian_mattey
      Participant

      Many thanks – that’s sorted it 🙂

    • #13445
      brian_mattey
      Participant

      I’ve also done “apt-mark hold firmware-brcm80211” to stop it updating again.

    • #13450
      Re4son
      Keymaster

      Good idea.

      I’ve released a new mainline kernel that fixes it:

      https://re4son.com/pocket-kali/#kernel

      Install the mainline version and then you can remove the hold and upgrade the package safely.

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