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Old 08-23-2014, 01:30 AM   #1
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Wireless connection setup - Sony Vaio, Debian Wheezy amd64


Can anyone give me the instructions of how I can connect my Sony Vaio to the wireless network that I have it setup at home? (my Samsung Galaxy phone saw it automatically but I guess in Linux is not that easy)
 
Old 08-23-2014, 04:54 AM   #2
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:59 AM   #3
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What have you done so far?
Have you installed non-free wireless firmware?
Have you edited your /etc/network/interfaces file?
 
Old 08-25-2014, 12:28 AM   #4
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I have no firmware for it (got laptop from a friend who had only windows installed on it)
I have not edited anything (I am a newbie)
Any instructions?
 
Old 08-25-2014, 08:34 AM   #5
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First you will need to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list.
https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList

Then you need to install firmware for the wireless. This will get you started.
https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse
Post back if you need help figuring it out.

The easiest way to edit the sources.list file is to:
1) open a terminal
2) log into the root account
Code:
su
enter root password
Code:
nano /etc/apt/sources.list
Nano is a console-based test editor.
 
Old 08-25-2014, 11:56 AM   #6
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Thanks for your help. Wireless connection is working now. Wasn't that hard following the instructions
 
  


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