I've installed Kali Linux Sana amd64 on my HP af006ax notebook. I've configured dual boot: Windows 10 and Kali.

The notebook has Realtek 8723be wireless chipset. ifconfig shows wlan0 has wireless extension. airmon-ng also shows wireless interface along with Wireless chipset vendor and I can put the card in monitor mode.

But when I run airodump-ng it shows nothing. Also the network manager can turn on and off the WiFi but doesn't shows any wireless networks. But at the same place my smartphone shows all available WiFi networks. I thought the driver was missing but it is installed.

Any solution for this?

May be your wireless card is in turned off state, does the laptop have any dedicated physical switch or key combo(like Fn+F3 on my acer laptop) to turn on/off Wi-Fi? most laptops also have a LED to show Wi-Fi card state.

Device firmwares are not pre-installed in Kali Linux (my last used version is 1.0.4, can't tell about latest versions), so if not already installed, install them.

sudo apt-get install firmware-linux firmware-linux-free firmware-linux-nonfree

Install Broadcom wireless card firmware

sudo apt-get install firmware-brcm80211 firmware-b43-installer firmware-b43legacy-installer broadcom-sta-dkms

Then use proper kernel drivers, b43 or b43legacy, iwlwifi is Intel Wi-Fi card driver so firmware-iwlwifi is not necessary.

  • I forgot to mention that, it shows networks only if my laptop is just next to router. But though it shows poor range. – Shreejit Malshikhare Jan 29 '16 at 13:23
  • did you connected your laptop to the ethernet cable of your router? – user421696 Jan 29 '16 at 13:25
  • Nope. I didn't connected. – Shreejit Malshikhare Jan 29 '16 at 13:26
  • then connect it..it will increase the speed – user421696 Jan 29 '16 at 13:29
  • Yeah. But I'm trying to crack neighbours Wi-Fi. But it doesn't appears in airodump-ng neither in wireless networks. :( – Shreejit Malshikhare Jan 29 '16 at 13:41

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