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Old 01-03-2018, 02:17 PM   #1
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Question Where is my wifi adpt. ? Debian 9


My Dell 1555 laptop HDD failed. replaced w/1TB HDD. Booted w/thumb drive,D9 installer ? Direct connected to my router for full install. single user,single OS, guided format for HDD partition.
Works well w/lan direct. Internal wifi adpt. , Intell N630 ... dual ch.AGN. I looked 4 a device mgr. type of hardware id program online and in the D9 adm. Handbook. No luck. The Discover program in D9 found the VGA screen,trackpad etc. but not my wifi adpt. I went to Intell dwn.ld.s for N630 driver. Downloaded an extracted but will not setup ? I suppose the adpt. could have failed but how do I check it Debian 9 ? Thanks for any input . JP
 
Old 01-03-2018, 03:13 PM   #2
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Usually in linux

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lspci -kk
than you look for something like this: example my asus g75vw notebook

Quote:
03:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
Subsystem: AzureWave AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
Kernel driver in use: ath9k
and usually you see also when it is properly setup which kernel driver is used: ath9k

this is second try:
Quote:
lshw
when you know if the kernel is properly loaded / or kernel module is properly loaded for your wireless
than you can setup your wifi

e.g. /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
+ dhcpcd

not sure on how networkmanager handles this as I have hardmasked it for other reasons.

this is more a distro issue than, on how they setup their boxes. also systemd may be different

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Old 01-03-2018, 11:54 PM   #3
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The driver should be in kernel. You probably need firmware.
Code:
$ apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi
 
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:39 AM   #4
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Thanks I'll try both. JP
 
  


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