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When I tried to install Kali Linux, I encountered a little issue on its configuration. In Detect network hardware, it is indicated :

Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The firmware can be loaded from removable media, such as a USB stick or floppy.

The missing firmware files are iwlwifi-8000C-21.ucode iwlwifi-8000C-20.ucode iwlwifi-8000C-19.ucode iwlwifi-8000C-18.ucode iwlwifi-8000C-17.ucode iwlwifi-8000C-16.ucode iwlwifi-8000C-15.ucode iwlwifi-8000C-14.ucode iwlwifi-8000C-13.ucode

Is it because Kali Linux hasn't been well installed on my external drive? What do I have to do?

P.S. So far the network configuration can't be autoconfigure. The only way it works is if I configure it manually.

  • You should put the missing firmware on another USB to be detected and loaded – GAD3R Dec 31 '16 at 18:09
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    Be careful not to cause duplicates between your questions. This question actually answers your previous question which means that it is a duplicate. You should remove this one and edit the previous one with this information as it is most relevant. – Julie Pelletier Dec 31 '16 at 18:11
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Is it because Kali Linux hasn't been well installed on my external drive? What do I have to do?

The non-free firmawre isn't included on the kernel

Download the missing firmware from here, copy it to your USB device the plug in your device and restart detection

Also you can skip this steps and install the iwlwifi later:

git clone https://github.com/OpenELEC/iwlwifi-firmware.git
cd /iwlwifi-firmware/firmware
cp iwlwifi-8000* /lib/firmware

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