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Re: WiFi para Debian en LapTop ACER

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> > On 12/12/2008, Norma Angelica Ruiz Servin wrote:
> > > Hola  :)
> > >
> > >
> > > Mi LapTop ACER tiene interconstruido el WiFi pero ya no funciona muy bien [..]
> >
> > From: Jonas Andradas 
> >       
> > I'll do my best to translate this message to English:
> >         
> > My Acer laptop has a built-in WiFi, but lately it does not work very
> > well. I am going to disable it through the BIOS. Thus, I have to buy a
> > new WiFi adapter, I don't know wether USB or PCMCIA. I want that,
> > during Debian install process, this adapter would be properly
> > recognized and configured without any problems, in order to be able to
> > use a Netinstall.
> >         
> > Would a Linksys work? Other brand(s), model(s)? What would you recommend?

This list should be a good starting point, even though it isn't debian specific:
(note that the module ar9170 isn't in Debian).

Here's a list of USB devices supported by Debian/Lenny kernel:

On Thu, 2008-12-11 at 17:00 -0800, Robert Smith wrote:
> I am composing this reply on a Dell Latitude D610, currently
> running Xubuntu 8.10, equipped with a LinkSys WUSB54GC 802.11g
> USB WiFi adapter, and it has been working just great.

Ubuntu isn't Debian.

The module is in Debian (Etch-n-half and Lenny. I don't know about
Etch), and it was reported to work zd1211. However it requires a
non-free firmware[2]

[2] http://packages.debian.org/zd1211-firmware

> It was detected automatically under both Xubuntu Intrepid and Fedora
> 9/10. I would imagine that it would be picked up by anything running a
> newer 2.6 kernel.

During Lenny installation, you need to provide the firmware manually (on
a usb key). see:

* Debian Lenny "CD" image
* Non-free Firmware,


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