[ Tutorial ] Howto Install Wifi Drivers

One of the most common issues users have is finding/installing the right driver for their wifi cards.

Made this video to help you along (in big part to help users on this forum): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nehj6MJ4-hg

Video Based Checklist (In Order):

  1. Find current card/driver status by running: inxi -N
  2. If inxi reveals your card has Driver: None, you are missing the driver. If so, move to next step.
  3. Run: apt search WiFiCardBrandNameHere and install firmware if related to your brand.
  4. If not found over apt (step #3), search Google/DDG with “Solved” “Parrot”+“Linux” (or search Debian as this may lead to more results) adding your exact card model to the search query. Driver and instructions for install should be found in search results (be sure to use driver compatible with your kernel).
  5. Important: install kernel headers for your kernel before compiling/installing driver source. Then install driver as per instructions.
  6. Use modprobe
  7. Check rfkill list to see if card blocked.
  8. If blocked, issue rfkill unblock per your card.

Wonderful tutorial as always

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Unfortunately this doesn’t work for me, already have neccessary drivers but wont let me enable wifi.spent hours trying to fix it to no avail