I'm a starting security/Linux student and I'm having headache-problems getting my wireless to work on Kali Linux.
Recently I've bought a new laptop, to be specific the: Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70-01418NL It comes with the wireless card: Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E
Lenovo only supports Windows, so I went searching for possibilities to get my wireless to work (After all, I've bought a laptop for a reason)
I Really have googled everything, and because of that I'm losing track of what is relevant and what is not, what is the right way and what isn't.
The https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8723be shows the following line: "Code for new variety of the 8723 PCI cards - temp until code added to kernel"
So I assume that I must compile the driver and ultimately install the driver into my system as following:
- command 'make' to compile the driver
- get the driver in the right place
I try to 'make' the "rtl8723be" code but whatever I try it keeps giving me build errors. Since I have been trying almost anything in the hope it will work there is a long history of errors, but mostly the errors point at the line of:
$(MAKE) -C $(KSRC) M=$(PWD) modules
Ultimately I want to get my rtl8723be driver to work. If I use
ndiswrapper -i <.inf-file>'
It seems that ndiswrapper installs the .inf file and ndiswrapper -l is showing the driver.
But I've red that you must use
This results in:
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found
~~~~~~~~~~ EDIT ~~~~~~~~~~~~
So I have reinstalled the OS. (First tried to install kernel 3.15 but still no wifi adapter) Installed the needed kernel-headers. And I downloaded the new "rtl8723be" from https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new
(The new version fixes the bug in trx.c = Fix version number for _ieee80211_is_robust_mgmt_frame)
When I try to use 'make' this results in the following:
root@Kratos:~/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be# make make -C /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build M=/root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be modules make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.14-kali1-amd64' CC [M] /root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/dm.o CC [M] /root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/fw.o CC [M] /root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/hw.o CC [M] /root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/led.o CC [M] /root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/phy.o CC [M] /root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/pwrseq.o CC [M] /root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/pwrseqcmd.o CC [M] /root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/rf.o CC [M] /root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/sw.o CC [M] /root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/table.o CC [M] /root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/trx.o LD [M] /root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/rtl8723be.o Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 1 modules WARNING: "rtl_btc_get_ops_pointer" [/root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/rtl8723be.ko] undefined! CC /root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/rtl8723be.mod.o LD [M] /root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be/rtl8723be.ko make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.14-kali1-amd64'
So what does this error mean? WARNING: "rtl_btc_get_ops_pointer" [/root/rtlwifi_new/rtl8723be
I Have the feeling I'm almost there.
I Even tried to copy both the driver and firmware to the following folders: