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Old 02-17-2017, 02:09 PM   #16
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Hey,
Version is 8.7.1 downloaded yesterday.

EDIT: I tried rfkill but i get:
Code:
$ sudo rfkill unblock all
sudo: rfkill: command not found
As said before, try running "rfkill list" to see the devices, and the iwconfig command as suggested by rtmistler. Also, since you changed hardware, you also changed wifi cards...so installing what goumba suggested won't be of much use.

According to the Debian wiki:
https://wiki.debian.org/iwlwifi?acti...edirect=iwlagn

...it's doable, and covers the Intel wifi card you now have.
 
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:06 PM   #17
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Hey guys,

Thank you all very much for your help, I learned a lot and managed to solve the problem!

For anyone with the same problem here's what I did:
I installed debian 8.7.1 on a Dell Latitude E5120 but I didn't get the wifi working. This is what I did:

1. read the stuff the other users posted and tried to install the linked iwlwifi file.

2. installed rfkill

After I got rfkill working, the first
$ sudo rfkill list didn't show any wifi but after I ran
$ sudo rfkill unblock all,
$ sudo rfkill list showed my Wireless lan adapter.

Code:
$ sudo rfkill list
 
1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
2: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
3: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
4: hci0: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
Thanks!

Best,

Tim
 
Old 02-17-2017, 04:57 PM   #18
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Thank you all very much for your help, I learned a lot and managed to solve the problem!
Hi Tim...

Awesome, glad you got it working, although I'm a little puzzled as to why your adapter didn't show up to begin with.

Regards...

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Old 02-17-2017, 05:06 PM   #19
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...which he won't know until it arrives and opens it, at which point it's non-returnable. And he's waiting for no good reason at all, since he stated he could easily copy the drives onto a usb stick, and over to the non-connected machine, with no waiting at all.
Hi...

I actually see your point on this one, I didn't notice the OP stating that. Hope the OP can return the adapter, if it's no longer needed for something else.

Regards...
 
Old 02-18-2017, 10:04 AM   #20
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Hi...
I actually see your point on this one, I didn't notice the OP stating that. Hope the OP can return the adapter, if it's no longer needed for something else.
Which is why it's always a good idea to read and understand the posts before responding.
 
  


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