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Re: How to install firmware-linux-nonfree

On Sat, 15 Jul 2017, DI Florian Reitmeir wrote:

> > Quoting from Wikipedia: "802.11n can use either the 2.4 GHz or the 5 
> > GHz band"; does that not mean what it seems to say?
> this is not wrong, but nearly all adapters support wireless to the very 
> old 801.11b for compatibility. so if an adapter support 5ghz, he will in 
> 99% also support 802.11a but if he supports 802.11n 5ghz is not 
> mandatory

Ah, so it *might* support 5GHz... :-(  Thanks.

> you can also post which chipset your notebook uses, but most devices 
> only support 2,4ghz

Oops, I forgot; "lsusb" plays its cards close to its chest, but I found 
this in "dmesg": Atheros AR9565 Rev:1.  After some searching, I see that 
it doesn't do 5GHz...

Will trade Acer Aspire E-15 for a Debian-compatible laptop if it does 
802.11a :-)

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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