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Old 01-20-2014, 10:10 AM   #16
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So in Debian 7 there is no driver and/or firmware installed, you'll have to do it manualy.
Install the package firmware-iwlwifi
type in the terminal as root (or the way you are used to install packages):
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# apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi
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That was one of the first things that I did. The package iwlwifi obtained from http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/al...lwifi/download does not help bringing up the interface.
 
Old 01-20-2014, 10:14 AM   #17
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So in Debian 7 there is no driver and/or firmware installed, you'll have to do it manualy.
Install the package firmware-iwlwifi
type in the terminal as root (or the way you are used to install packages):
Code:
# apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi
Regards
That is one of the first things that I did. The package, which I obtained from http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/al...lwifi/download, does not help bringing up the interface.
 
Old 01-20-2014, 10:17 AM   #18
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Installing iwlwifi was one of the first things that I did. I obtained the package from http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/al...lwifi/download Installing the package does not help bringing up the interface.
 
Old 01-20-2014, 10:20 AM   #19
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Some thing in Debian have been changed regarding firmware etc. Do you have contrib and non-free added to you repositories? Installing firmware ukiuki proposed might be needed if Debian skipped this during installation.

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While I am using whezzy, I cannot use internet at all. The reason is that only wireless is available. But how can I use the wireless when my wireless interface does not exist?

OK the wireless interface exists, but not for Wheezy. Now that I am writing this, I am using Squeeze.

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Old 01-20-2014, 01:44 PM   #20
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Can you connect by ethernet just for testing purposes
 
Old 01-20-2014, 04:39 PM   #21
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Thanks to all who contributed to this thread.
The problem is now almost solved.
The problem was that after installing iwlwifi, I could not take advantage of rebooting
because I was using a live DVD.
Apparently, after installing iwlwifi, I needed to reboot. But rebooting with a live DVD would not make much sense.
So, I decided to install debian 7.
After installing iwlwifi on the installed system, I faced the same problems. But rebooting fixed the issue.
Now wireless is working.

Does anyone have any idea as to how the solution could extend to a live environment?
Mind you, in a live environment, logging out and logging in did not work.
 
Old 01-20-2014, 05:23 PM   #22
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LOL Yeah live cds are not fully functional due to non-persistent data

The only way to make it work in a live environment would be to modify the livecd (non trivial)
 
  


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