There are several sites which document wireless network cards for Linux, utilities as well as Howto’s. The best way to find out about a wireless card is by issuing the command: Debian 8 “Jessie” deb http: Introduced in Linux 2. Type the following command: Many standard cards already have drivers which work on many Linux kernels.
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They are included as modules in Debian kernel images. First of all you might need to find out if the package wireless-tools is already installed in your computer. You will have to download, extract and provide the firmware, as explained in section 6.
Introduced in Linux 2.
wpa_supplicant(8) – Linux man page
There are several sites which document wireless network cards for Linux, utilities as well as Howto’s. If requested firmware is not available, no wireless interface will be created.
Installation via Debian Installer Both drivers are included for use by the Debian installation program Debian Installer and are also within the installed kernel image.
A very popular wireless card in many laptops today is the ‘Intel Pro Wireless’ Linuux which is part of most Centrino system’s configurations and packages.
Once you have successfully installed the above packages you can proceed configuring you wireless setup. Ensure the firmware-ipw2x00 package is installed, then reinsert the relevant driver module as described above.
Intel PRO/Wireless 2100, 2200 and 2915 devices
Install both packages by issuing a rpm command like. Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt. Try to have the most up-to-date version.
Non-free firmware is required for both drivers, which can be provided by installing the firmware-ipw2x00 package. Type the following command: Debian 8 “Jessie” deb http: This is also available in the linuux tarball which is built regularly on cdimage. Debian Installer may prompt for the required firmware ipw As the driver may already be loaded, reinsert the relevant driver module to access installed firmware: The best way to find out about a wireless card is by issuing the command: Do iwconfig to see how your IPW card is bound to the hardware.
ipw – Debian Wiki
Created and Mantained by Juan Reyes. Firmware is required for device operation. Perhaps the only issue is to let the Linux Kernel guess what kind of wireless card your laptop is using in case it has not recognized it. Many ipa cards already have drivers which work on many Linux kernels.
Do a dmesg linus ipw to see how the kernel is detecting your IPW card. If the LED does not switch on automatically: If eth1 is found to be bound as a wireless network interface, to see what networks are available type: If you find you need more information, kindly look at the Wireless LAN resources for Linux at wireless tools.
Troubleshooting Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify required firmware files are being loaded by the driver.