Re: Help needed in getting WiFi working with Debian
On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 10:24 PM, Tim Tebbit <email@example.com> wrote:
> Foss User wrote:
>>>> Please help me to get wireless working with Debian (recentmost Squeeze).
>>> What is the output of ifconfig wlan0?
>> # ifconfig wlan0
>> wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1f:3c:6b:d5:62
>> BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
>> RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>> TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>> collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>> RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
> Is this implying that you do indeed already have the firmware package
> installed and you still can not connect?
I just checked that I don't have the firmware-iwlwifi package
installed. I'll be installing it now. But without the firmware
package, why do I get an output for ifconfig wlan0? Is it because of
some other firmware package being installed? Can I verify this