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Old 12-14-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
Miles Standish
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Unhappy wireless connection for Vostro 1400 in Debian Squeeze


Evidently I need the firmware for the wireless hardware. I know the device works, because it works fine with Puppy. When I installed the Debian system there was a message about missing firmware, but it went by too fast. I don't know how to identify the device or where to get the firmware. I think I would need it as a Debian package.

Some progress: I was able to identify the wireless hardware, and elsewhere I was given a procedure for installing it. It seems to be installed, because the computer is trying to connect. But it can't connect.

Last edited by Miles Standish; 12-19-2012 at 06:19 PM. Reason: Progress, but not yet solved
 
Old 12-16-2012, 03:43 AM   #2
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Code:
lspci | grep -i net
Should help id your hardware.
Then have a look for instructions at wiki.debian.org
 
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