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Old 12-23-2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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Debian install issues with wireless


I'm trying to install Debian and it cannot detect my network. I have an Intel 4965 wireless card and it says I need the firmware iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode. So, I downloaded it from here, unzipped it and loaded it onto my usb drive, but no luck. A few issues that might help:

- It doesn't complain if I don't even put in the usb drive and tell it to load the firmware so maybe it's not even loading it at all

- It asks me for my WEP key when I'm using WPA, not sure if that is just old text or if it's actually checking what it can use.

- It's using DHCP autoconfig

- I'm behind a router, not sure which IP address the router will assign if I choose manual instead of DHCP


Edit: The thing that worries me is if I can't getting working now that I won't be able to after the install is complete. Is there any chance that I will have more options after the install? If so I can probably just do a wired connection install and set up the wireless after.

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Old 12-23-2009, 11:21 AM   #2
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i had same problem. start install from scratch and have the driver ready on usb-stick. This didn't work at first because i didn't enter the WEP key right:
s:<WEPkey>
 
Old 12-23-2009, 11:36 AM   #3
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i had same problem. start install from scratch and have the driver ready on usb-stick. This didn't work at first because i didn't enter the WEP key right:
s:<WEPkey>
That's my issue. I have the driver on the usb drive and I've entered my WPA key correctly. I'm just not sure if it's reading the driver properly or if I have to be using WEP for it to use wireless.

Also, I think it said 's:' was if you were using a passphrase

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Old 12-23-2009, 12:13 PM   #4
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Please try to find the deb package that contains the firmware. Then 'dpkg -i foo-firmware.deb' this way you can be sure that the firmware really is installed properly.

http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=firmware

I think that maybe the following package is the one you want.

http://http.us.debian.org/debian/poo...lenny2_all.deb

Cheers,

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Old 12-23-2009, 12:22 PM   #5
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Please try to find the deb package that contains the firmware. Then 'dpkg -i foo-firmware.deb' this way you can be sure that the firmware really is installed properly.

http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=firmware

I think that maybe the following package is the one you want.

http://http.us.debian.org/debian/poo...lenny2_all.deb

Cheers,

Evo2.
I was actually in the middle of going down this route, but how do I direct it to install to my usb drive? I'm currently in ubuntu and it looks like it want's to install it to /lib/firmware on my current install. Or, do I just install it and copy the resulting file to my usb drive as follows:
Code:
sudo dpkg -i firmware-iwlwifi_0.14+lenny2_all.deb
sudo cp /lib/firmware/iwlwifi* /media/usb/
 
Old 12-23-2009, 12:51 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=ThirtySixBelow;3802691]I was actually in the middle of going down this route, but how do I direct it to install to my usb drive? I'm currently in ubuntu and it looks like it want's to install it to /lib/firmware on my current install.
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Don't install it on Ubuntu, install it on your Debian machine. Use your usb stick to move it from your ubuntu machine to your Debian machine. Eg

On your Ubuntu box:
Code:
wget http://http.us.debian.org/debian/pool/non-free/f/firmware-nonfree/firmware-iwlwifi_0.14+lenny2_all.deb
cp firmware-iwlwifi_0.14+lenny2_all.deb /media/usb
Now plug remove, the usb stick from your ubuntu box, and connect it to your Debian box, mount it and insall it.

On Debian box:
Code:
dpkg -i /media/usb/firmware-iwlwifi_0.14+lenny2_all.deb
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:46 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=evo2;3802722]
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Originally Posted by ThirtySixBelow View Post
I was actually in the middle of going down this route, but how do I direct it to install to my usb drive? I'm currently in ubuntu and it looks like it want's to install it to /lib/firmware on my current install.
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Don't install it on Ubuntu, install it on your Debian machine. Use your usb stick to move it from your ubuntu machine to your Debian machine. Eg

On your Ubuntu box:
Code:
wget http://http.us.debian.org/debian/pool/non-free/f/firmware-nonfree/firmware-iwlwifi_0.14+lenny2_all.deb
cp firmware-iwlwifi_0.14+lenny2_all.deb /media/usb
Now plug remove, the usb stick from your ubuntu box, and connect it to your Debian box, mount it and insall it.

On Debian box:
Code:
dpkg -i /media/usb/firmware-iwlwifi_0.14+lenny2_all.deb
Evo2.
I havn't installed debian yet because of this issue. I'll just do it with my wired network and hope this step works after it's finished.
 
Old 12-23-2009, 05:07 PM   #8
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I havn't installed debian yet because of this issue. I'll just do it with my wired network and hope this step works after it's finished.
Just have the usb stick with the firmware deb on hand during the install. The installer will prompt you to insert it.

Evo2.
 
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:47 AM   #9
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Have you tried ... http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi ?

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