Re: Help needed in getting WiFi working with Debian
Foss User wrote:
> 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)
> # iwconfig
> 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
> Tx-Power=15 dBm
> Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
> Encryption key:off
> Power Management: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).
You at least need the package firmware-iwlwifi. After which you should
bring wlan0 up.
# ifconfig wlan0 up
Try again. FWIW, I prefer wicd to NM. For years now g-n-m has given me
nothing but problems.