I'm new to Linux operating system and I have Kali Linux installed along Windows on my Laptop. I don't know how to connect to WiFi in Kali Linux. When I press the network settings I get Wired Connection, Proxy settings and all but no WiFi. What should I do? I read some answers here and over Google but I can't understand a bit. So please can anyone help step by step?


Most likely your wireless adapter requires firmware. Firmware is not always free software, and if it is not then it cannot be distributed together with main software.

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

(i.e. add contrib non-free).

Save, run your package manager (does Kali have synaptic?) and tell it to reload the repositories. Then within the package manager search for the model of your wireless adapter. Chances are a package from the non-free group will contain the firmware you need, so install it and reboot.

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