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Old 06-15-2017, 12:07 PM   #1
siivanti
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wifi will not work - iwconfig shows now wlan0 on debian


I apologize in advance for my rookie question but I seem to be very stuck here.
(I have this question posted elsewhere just FYI)
I recently started learning linux and I'm booting into debian from USB. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I cannot get my wifi up. Regular wired works perfectly.

iwconfig shows no wlan0. No messages about iwlwifi firmware in dmesg. lsmod shows iwlwifi loaded and used by cfg80211. I can modprobe iwlwifi off and on.

Below are some screen shots with some info. Sorry for the ugly picture. I was really trying to figure this out myself but not sure if its going to happen.

Results from:

uname -r; lsmod | grep iwl; dmesg | grep firm; lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 nethttps://i.stack.imgur.com/PZmfj.jpg
 
Old 06-15-2017, 07:33 PM   #2
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It may not be wlan0.

I think Debian has switched to the misleadingly named "Predictable Interface Names" used by SystemD.

This article might also help: https://major.io/2015/08/21/understa...-device-names/
 
Old 06-16-2017, 01:41 AM   #3
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