The browser version you are using is not recommended for this site. Note We support issues related to the download and installation of software only. They still are under heavy development. Where that appropriate location is depends again on your system distribution. Now to start your connection supposing that you’re router uses DHCP ip allocation: I used the amd64 etch binary iso and it worked OK. See for details.

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The laptop is a second hand T60 m. Can be tested under QEMU http: In some cases, firmware supplied on removable media may not be detected automatically e. Monitor sniffer – see note. Select all m-a a-i ipw This command will unpack the ipw package, compile it, make a package out of it and install on your system. Bug fixes will be ported to USB3 and graphics in debuan scenarios.

iwlegacy – Debian Wiki

In order to function correctly the driver requires this to be enabled in your kernel. CategoryPermalink Firmware last modified If a previous kernel worked for ya, then the newer one should work too if not better.

Actually, that’s one of the reasons that I’m running the amd64 port. Debiian firmware files are packaged for Debian, e. For general questions about Wi-Fi on Linux using Intel’s devices, you can send an debiah to linuxwifi intel.


I think my problem was something to do with my SATA drive not being recognised properly with the image I made using mkinitrd, so then I tried to make another one using initramfs, but this didn’t seem to work for me either. This tree is ideal for bisecting.

Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 and WiFi Link 4965 devices

In these situations, drop to the console and manually mount see mount 8 your removable storage on a temporary directory e.

Historically, firmware were built-into the inrel ROM or Flash memory, but more and more often, the firmware has to be loaded into the device by the driver during the device initialization. Also, there are still errors in this driver; for example, on my T61, it requires network manager to be installed and I have to do an “ifdown wlan0” and “ifup wlan0” after I log in.

Typically, the term firmware deals with low-level operations in a device, without which the device would be completely non-functional read more on Wikipedia. But I took my time, read about almost every option and if I had doubts I used my trusty web browser to look-up info.

Debian — Details of package firmware-iwlwifi in buster

Not for support questions! If that doesn’t work, or you need newer firmware, read on.? Find more information or support for older devices on the Intel Wi-Fi Linux community page. A simple file rename fixes the job and I think it’s a slight bug or typo on the developer’s debiab.


This can happen, for example, with wireless network cards which often require non-free firmware to function see ipw for an example. Then cd to your iwlwifi folder, “make” and “make install”. Everything needed for the ipw is in the debian repos in contrib.

We merge the updates coming from the backport infrastructure on a regular basis. The problem here was that the. This is the same folder that the. Updating firmware Firmware can be updated using debina or various vendor-specific methods. 4695

These scenarios have been tested thoroughly on and up, less so on earlier devices. The driver’s makefile just signals you that it wants to compile the “compatibility” version of the driver.

To report a bug or issue, follow the guidance 495 the bugs and support page. I had some hardware issues that I had to work out and now that the thing is working properly, it’s on to software issues.

I also understand that there is a non-free driver available from Intel, is it easier to use this method for getting the wireless working?