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Re: Help needed in getting WiFi working with Debian

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 10:24 PM, Tim Tebbit <ttebbit@gmail.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

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