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Old 11-04-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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I have Lenny installed and I'm looking for a good config documentation for firmware-iwlwifi

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is that the name of a package??

What I am used to seeing is firmware for a specific wifi device--eg iwlwifi-4965.ucode. But---on my Mint install,I have mintwifi, so perhaps that is where the firmware is....

In any case, what you need is to be sure that your wifi device has a driver and firmware installed.

Here's the locations (and how to find it) on my LinuxMint System:
 find /lib -name "*4965*"
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thx, but I mean doc for configuration, specially for WPA2 in /etc/network/interfaces.
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"firmware-iwlwifi" is the name of the package that installs the drivers for your wireless device.

In order to connect to WPA and otehr wireless networks, you need to install another program that will actually use the drivers to connect to a wireless network.

If you did a default lenny installation, and chose the Dekstop and Laptop options, after installing firmware-iwlwifi you should be able to connect to networks using the Gnome network manager (click on the network connection in the taskbar)
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thx, but I mean doc for configuration, specially for WPA2 in /etc/network/interfaces.
Here is my /etc/network/interfaces stanza for WPA if that helps. It is for using a Netgear WG311T with wpa_supplicant and the ath5k kernel module.

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
pre-up /sbin/wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0
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WPA Configuration Documentation for /etc/network/interfaces



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