WiFi Internet in Debian

December 1, 2010 at 10:13:17
Specs: Debian 5.06, Duel Core 2Ghz / 2GB Ram
Hi, I'm a total newbie with Debian, though I do have a little bit of experience with Ubuntu. I just installed Debian 5.06 on my Dell Latitude d630 laptop and I cannot get WiFi to work.

I've looked all over the internet and tried everything I've found, but none of it has worked. When I pull up the network tools, I do get a loopback connection, but it apparently can't find my WiFi card. I checked the driver for it, and everything I found said that it was included in the linux kernel, so I don't know what's going on. I would really like to use Debian as my OS, but if I can't get online with it, then it's useless to me.

I would really appreciate any help with this, like I said, I'm just starting with Debian and have no idea what to do about this.


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#1
December 1, 2010 at 13:16:05
Three ways exist to make a wireless work. One is there would be native driver support in the distro. If you had some live cd the did work before that would help identify the device. Second is to use some linux driver to get it working. The last way is to use Windows drivers in ndiswrapper.

Which way do you want to try?

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
December 1, 2010 at 19:30:46
I think that there are supposed to be linux drivers for my WiFi card in the kernel, and when I installed Ubuntu WiFi worked immediately, so I'd like to try Linux drivers. When I was installing, it told me that I needed the firmware file iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode, so I added it by coping it to a flash drive and installing it with dpkg.

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#3
December 2, 2010 at 20:14:23
Solved it?

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#4
December 3, 2010 at 08:31:26
Nope. My computer can now find my WiFi card, but I can't get it to connect to my router. I tried setting it up with a static ip address, but that didn't work, and when I set it to use dhcp nothing happens.

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