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Old 05-11-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
padiharish
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install intel-centrino-advanced-n-6205 driver in debian laptop


hi,
recently i installed debian 6.0.4 in my hp probook 6460b..
my rj-45 is working properly and am able to connect to internet.
but my wifi is not working. my laptop is supporting intel-centrino-advanced-n-6205.

i have installed the driver in following way

$wget intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-6000g2a-ucode-17.168.5.3.tgz

$gunzip iwlwifi-6000g2a-ucode-17.168.5.3.tgz

$cp iwlwifi-6000g2a* /lib/firmware

$modprobe iwl6000

FATAL: Module iwl6000 not found

$modprobe iwl6000g2a
FATAL: Module iwl6000 not found

but wifi is not working..

can anyone please help me how to download and install the driver
 
Old 05-11-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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The module for your card is iwlwifi and its firmware is in package firmware-iwlwifi.
However, I can not know if the module is included in 2.6.32 kernel that debian stable has, not to mention if it supports your card.

Please consider upgrading to kernel 3.2 that is on the backports repo, if you do not want to move to testing or unstable.
And please mention how is it EXACTLY identified in lspci (or lspci -nn if possible).
 
Old 05-15-2012, 08:27 AM   #3
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hi Jim.. thanks for your reply.

while running the command lspci -nn

root@debian:/home/harish# lspci -nn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge DRAM Controller [8086:0104] (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point HECI Controller #1 [8086:1c3a] (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82579V Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1503] (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1c2d] (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1c20] (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1c10] (rev b4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:1c12] (rev b4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:1c14] (rev b4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:1c16] (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1c26] (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point LPC Controller [8086:1c49] (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point 6 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:1c03] (rev 04)
23:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: JMicron Technology Corp. IEEE 1394 Host Controller [197b:2380] (rev 30)
23:00.1 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller [197b:2392] (rev 30)
23:00.2 SD Host controller [0805]: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller [197b:2391] (rev 30)
24:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation 6000 Series Gen2 [8086:0085] (rev 34)
root@debian:/home/harish#

Jim please reply me what to do next.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 08:28 AM   #4
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lspci -nn

hi Jim.. thanks for your reply.

while running the command lspci -nn

root@debian:/home/harish# lspci -nn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge DRAM Controller [8086:0104] (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point HECI Controller #1 [8086:1c3a] (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82579V Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1503] (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1c2d] (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1c20] (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1c10] (rev b4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:1c12] (rev b4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:1c14] (rev b4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:1c16] (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1c26] (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point LPC Controller [8086:1c49] (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Cougar Point 6 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:1c03] (rev 04)
23:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: JMicron Technology Corp. IEEE 1394 Host Controller [197b:2380] (rev 30)
23:00.1 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller [197b:2392] (rev 30)
23:00.2 SD Host controller [0805]: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller [197b:2391] (rev 30)
24:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation 6000 Series Gen2 [8086:0085] (rev 34)
root@debian:/home/harish#

Jim please reply me what to do next.
 
Old 05-16-2012, 02:23 AM   #5
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As I said earlier, your card is definitely supported by kernel 3.2, which you can find on the backports repo, plus package firmware-iwlwifi, from the same repo. So you just add the repo in your sources.list
Code:
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main contrib non-free
Install both the above and reboot to your new kernel.

I will check if 2.6.32 has iwlwifi and if it supports your card, later.


---edit
Nope. 2.6.32 has iwlagn and it does not support your card.
http://wiki.debian.org/iwlwifi?actio...lagn#Squeeze-1

Last edited by jim_p; 05-16-2012 at 02:26 AM.
 
Old 10-05-2012, 01:03 PM   #6
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I have same problem, trying to operate Intel Advanced -N 6205 wireless when running 2.6.32-5-686. I added http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main contrib non-free to resources list, but when I try and install linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.3-686, synaptics refuses, stating: needs linux-base >=3~ and needs initramfs-tools>=0.99~. I have been unable to install linux-base 3.2 or initramfs-tools .108. Any suggestions?
 
Old 10-07-2012, 07:56 AM   #7
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@joespam

I think you might consider moving to testing. Some people find this harder than others. Also, you could setup the liquorix repository and get a much newer kernel. I found this to be a great thing -- although I have different hardware -- so YMMV. I'll include the liquorix apt sources line, but really you should google liquorix and find a howto.

Code:
deb http://liquorix.net/debian sid main
Here's the link to the liquorix site: http://liquorix.net/

You should be able to find a guide to updating from Squeeze to Wheezy yourself. I include a link below. Looking at this list I notice that lots of people have had a tough time. I personally had no problem.

https://www.google.com/search?q=updating+from+squeeze+to+wheezy&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a

Last edited by radiodee1; 10-07-2012 at 07:58 AM.
 
Old 10-08-2012, 01:02 PM   #8
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Problem solved. I followed instructions at: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/debian-...ux-kernel-3-2/

I wanted to avoid using wheezy because I had experienced some update problems. So I'm now running 3.2 kernel but still using Squeeze (6.0.6).

Last edited by joespam; 10-08-2012 at 01:04 PM.
 
Old 07-13-2013, 04:38 AM   #9
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Hi!

I have similar problem with a new ThinkPad X230.
WIFI is Advanced-N 6205

When power on, the WIFI led is on, but before grub menu it goes off.
The network controller is not even listed in lspci output.

I've started with debian wheezy, now I'm on testing.
firmware-iwlwifi is installed

Thanks
q.
 
Old 07-13-2013, 08:23 AM   #10
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@qqcs:

squeeze, wheezy or jessie? what kernel is installed? The kernel in updated testing (jessie) is pretty new. Do you have a good wifi manager installed?

EDIT: sorry, you said you were on testing!

Last edited by radiodee1; 07-13-2013 at 08:38 AM.
 
Old 07-13-2013, 08:57 AM   #11
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Yes, I've tried it with wheezy and with testing as well.

New information:
I've discovered that modinfo iwlwifi says
iwlwifi-6000g2b-6.ucode is listed in iwlwifi.ko but
iwlwifi-6000g2a-6.ucode is not however both are in /lib/firmware.

I don't know whether it is important or not.

Wifi manager is not yet in question as there is no device available in OS (lspci, lshw, iwconfig, ifconfig don't see wifi device).

Last edited by qqcs; 07-13-2013 at 09:01 AM.
 
Old 07-13-2013, 01:02 PM   #12
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http://askubuntu.com/questions/16983...reless-adapter
 
Old 07-14-2013, 02:15 AM   #13
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@radiodee1:

As I said I have this file in /lib/firmware .
The problem can be that it is not listed with modinfo iwlwifi .

...
firmware: iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode
firmware: iwlwifi-6000g2b-6.ucode
firmware: iwlwifi-6000g2a-5.ucode
firmware: iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode
...

So iwlwifi-6000g2a-6.ucode is missing in this list.
 
  


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