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I am having some troubles with the WIFI on my Macbook using Tails (USB). I encountered a problem similar once when setting up an Arch Linux USB system but I as able to find the necessary drivers and install them properly (Arch doc is very well done).

However I have absolutely no idea how to do this in Tails (or Debian in general). I don't have ethernet so I need to download manually the packages and install them manually on the system after.

The device is Broadcom 14e4:43a0.

How should I achieve that?

Thanks!

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  • I didn't even think one second that android tethering would work out of the box but it did. I was able to connect to the internet from Tails OS. However installing drivers didn't work because of a kernel update that couln't be install. I think it is not compatible with Tails OS – Lich4r Jul 8 '15 at 18:07
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I took the time to dig into this. We need to install the wl driver for the 14E4:43A0 chip.

Here are the steps :

  1. Enable non-free in the /etc/apt/sources.list file
  2. apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms
  3. modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb brcmsmac to remove drivers that may conflict
  4. modprobe wl to enable the driver

On Tails OS, this won't be saved after reboot.

IMPORTANT EDIT :

You should not do this.

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