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just purchased a hp 17 ak007na laptop. no info on hp site re drivers or details of wireless card.

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 I cannot locate any info re divers req for above laptop.  I plugged in a kali Linux usb iso which I managed to open but it will not give me internet access without upgrading drivers. Any ideas please?

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Hi:

 

There is no information online regarding the model wifi card your notebook has.

 

So, the easiest thing to do would be to post the hardware ID for the device you see listed in the W10 device manager labeled as a Network Controller.

 

That is the generic name for the wifi card when the driver is missing.

 

Use this guide for how to find the hardware ID for a device...

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/193798/how-to-find-drivers-for-unknown-devices-in-the-device-manager/

 

Then I will post the links to the W10 wifi and bluetooth drivers you need.

 

BTW...Here is the support page for that model.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-17-ak000-laptop-pc/15551430/model/17121571/product-info

 

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Hi:

 

There is no information online regarding the model wifi card your notebook has.

 

So, the easiest thing to do would be to post the hardware ID for the device you see listed in the W10 device manager labeled as a Network Controller.

 

That is the generic name for the wifi card when the driver is missing.

 

Use this guide for how to find the hardware ID for a device...

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/193798/how-to-find-drivers-for-unknown-devices-in-the-device-manager/

 

Then I will post the links to the W10 wifi and bluetooth drivers you need.

 

BTW...Here is the support page for that model.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-17-ak000-laptop-pc/15551430/model/17121571/product-info

 

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Thank you for your assistance.  Much appreciated.  

I have a kali linux usb iso which I have managed to get working on w10. No mean feat!!!! The problem is thatyou cannot connect using w

ifi. Any ideas? I have tried all of the forums, blogs for kali etc but no one seems to know. This includes people that know their stuff. Cheers

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You're very welcome.

 

Unfortunately, I only know something about Windows operating systems.

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Hi

 

Lots of ideas, some even sensible.

 

IF it still has W10 on it and you can ID the WiFi, it may be possible to use ndiswrapper for your wants.

 

HOWEVER, and take this as criticism, of the 2000+ linux distro's (top 20 may have worked) you chose a roll your own version called Kali.

 

It's based on Debian, and Debian may be the place to look for drivers.

 

""

Since Kali is a Debian-derived system, inspect your /etc/apt/sources.list. As an example, you may see a line (the path may differ in your case):

deb http://pubmirrors.dal.corespace.com/debian/ testing main

Edit the line to read:

deb http://pubmirrors.dal.corespace.com/debian/ testing main contrib non-free …

 

""

 

apt-get install r*    and say no, then look to see if realtek is mentioned.

apt-get install b*   and say No and see if Broadcom et etc is listed.

sudo apt-get instal

 

Looking at git.kali.org

 

packages/netcfg.git

packages/realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms.git

and possibly a few others.

 

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-17-ak000-laptop-pc/15551430/model/17121571

 

has 26 assorted drivers, probably all .exe and not a lot of use in Kali, but vital to W10.

 

 

 

HOWEVER

 

"" I cannot locate any info re divers req for above laptop.  I plugged in a kali Linux usb iso which I managed to open but it will not give me internet access without upgrading drivers. Any ideas please? ""

 

 

Is very ambiguous.  Locate drivers for what/which OS?

 

Better than plugging in a Kali USB would be to try a Linux that has/is (search on DuckDuckGo for 'shim in linux') and find a distro that is secure boot capable, like opersuse, debian, ubuntu, fedora et al.

 

https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?37319-Installing-shim-bootloader-to-boot-kali-under-secure-bo...

 

Some of the latest wifi cards may not have drivers ported over yet, and ndiswrapper is perhaps the only choice possible if you have the W10 info/driver.

 

No doubt you have tried all the relevant linux commands by now, such as

 

sudo ifconfig -a

sudo hwinfo --network

sudo iwlist "wlan0"  channel

sudo lsmod

sudo lspci

sudo rfkill list all

 

 

 

If in doubt please ask.

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Hi there. You responded to a question I placed on this forum recently.  Thankyou very very much for your assistance. Of all the forums that I visited,  and all of the responses that I received your advice was top 1% . 

Together with webhandlers and dll's  commands, kali linux with my laptop is now working brilliantly.  Maybe I should not say that as no doubt the computer Fates will punish me the next time I try to turn on wifi in kali!! persistence as you know is obviously the key.

incidentally,  your criticism ( which I appreciated by the way, as I know you only criticise constructively!!) about using kali was interesting.  Ars there other better pen test o/s's that you would recommend that don't cost an arm and a leg eg core impact that might be a bit more user friendly for a novice such as myself?

Best wishes

mallie

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