Can't get wifi card working (kali 2018.4)

Frisayl

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Hello everyone,

i can't seem to get my wifi to work properly. The Wifi tab disappeared from settings and i can only connect via ethernet.
Here are the outputs of some (hopefully useful) commands i sent on terminal:

airmon-ng:

PHY Interface Driver Chipset


(empty output)

iwconfig:

lo no wireless extensions

eth0 no wireless extensions

(which, i guess, is still an empty output)


ifconfig

eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 192.168.1.116 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255
inet6 2001:b07:644e:d1a:4854:82fe:d06d:b283 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x0<global>
inet6 fe80::b6b6:86ff:fee7:b044 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link>
inet6 2001:b07:644e:d1a:b6b6:86ff:fee7:b044 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x0<global>
ether b4:b6:86:e7:b0:44 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 7301 bytes 3400927 (3.2 MiB)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 4438 bytes 673251 (657.4 KiB)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0
inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10<host>
loop txqueuelen 1000 (Local Loopback)
RX packets 16 bytes 876 (876.0 B)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 16 bytes 876 (876.0 B)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0


which still doesn't mean much to me.

lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v6/7th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 08)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 (rev 07)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Skylake Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 08)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Thermal subsystem (rev 21)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP CSME HECI #1 (rev 21)
00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port (rev f1)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev f1)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #6 (rev f1)
00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #9 (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Intel(R) 100 Series Chipset Family LPC Controller/eSPI Controller - 9D4E (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PMC (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev 21)
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SMBus (rev 21)
01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP108M [GeForce MX150] (rev a1)
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
04:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: SK hynix Device 1327

I installed the realtek firmware as soon as i came to know that my wificard is a RTL8821CE.
I installed linux Headers, as i read it could have helped in another post.
I tried to
apt install kali-linux-wireless

But nothing of this worked.
I will be actively monitoring this post so please ask me to run any command that might help!
Thanks in advance for your help!
 


Frisayl

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Actually went through that video, unfortunately when i try to "make all" i get this output:
make: *** /root/Downloads/rtl8821ce: Is a directory. Stop.

googling it didn't help much, i'm still trying. I did read your linked post and i'm aware kali isn't a suitable OS for beginners, and i won't be asking much once i get my wifi to work, i just need it to get going for a University project. This fixed, i'll just "RTFM" :)

Thanks for your help
 

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make: *** /root/Downloads/rtl8821ce: Is a directory. Stop.
Instead of giving a Path, navigate into the directory.
 
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Glad you found the solution - thanks for linking it!
Ditto to that :) (Wizard appears in a puff of smoke)

Welcome to linux.org @Frisayl .

We are sort of "honour-bound" to read you the riot act on Kali, because we get so many enquiries on it, and 99% of them do not have the legitimacy of yours (University) to commend them.

FYI - have a read of this Post of mine 4 months ago, may be of use to you

https://www.linux.org/threads/linux-for-cybersecurity.19269/#post-57380

Cheers

Chris Turner
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Frisayl

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@wizardfromoz hey man,

thanks for this post, and thanks a lot for the post you linked! Your recommended readings are useful and interesting, i'm having a go at them right now.

Cheers!

Tom
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