Help needed in getting WiFi working with Debian
I am using Squeeze. I run aptitude update; aptitude full-upgrade every
day. I want to connect my laptop to the Wi-Fi I've setup in my home. I
am able to connect to it using Windows but not using Debian. I know
the SSID and WPA2-PSK key I have set. Channel of the router is set to
'Auto'. 'Broadcast SSID' is enabled.
1. I right clicked the network icon in the GNOME panel (Enable
wireless is already checked) and selected 'Edit connections'.
2. 'Network Connections' window opened. In the 'Wired' tab, it showed
'eth1' which is okay since I am using ethernet now.
3. In the 'Wireless' tab it showed nothing.
4. But, now I don't know what to put in the BSSID and MAC fields.
Some, useful outputs that might help you to help me.
# lspci | grep -i net
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M
Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
[Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
lo no wireless extensions.
eth1 no wireless extensions.
irda0 no wireless extensions.
wmaster0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
pan0 no wireless extensions.
# iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning.
irda0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
My network is setup in this manner.
DSL Line ---> ISP ADSL2 + Router (192.168.1.1) --> Wireless Router
(192.168.2.1) ---> My laptops (Debian as well as Windows)
Please help me to get wireless working with Debian (recentmost Squeeze).