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Old 07-05-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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How do I connect to WiFi on Debian?


Hey guys, I can't find out how to connect to wifi on Debian.

I installed the netinstall.
I'm using a Samsung N110
It couldn't find any wifi networks during installation, wired works fine.
lspci reports that my card is Atheros AR-5001, so it's obviously detecting my card. I just can't figure out how to use it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Old 07-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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http://wiki.debian.org/ath5k

easiest thing to do is to either install network-manager or wicd
 
Old 07-08-2012, 10:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help mate, I managed to get it working with wicd and wicd-cli
 
Old 07-08-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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By default, you will have the Wifi and LAN options enabled.
Try to find out from administrative tasks / some settings options.

Thanks
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:09 PM   #5
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I didn't have a settings interface because I'm using the command line
 
  


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