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Re: squeeze on desktop with Atheros wifi - not accessing wifi

Im not famailair with Atheros cards but a lot of WiFi cards dont have the binary firmware on them, it has to be loaded by the driver each time. Because the firmware is closed source Debian doesnt include it by default anymore.

You will need to download the relevant .deb package from http://packages.debian.org copy to the machine on a USB stick or something and then (as root) install it with dpkg -i packagename.deb

im sure someone here who has experience with Atheros chipsets will enlighten us as to the actual package name.

On 01/11/11 11:39, Sian Mountbatten wrote:
I have installed Debian squeeze on /dev/sda1, but the kernel does not
pick up the Atheros wlan0 wifi card.

Ubuntu 11.10 with a 3.0.0-12-generic kernel picks up the wifi, identifies
the default wifi network, asks for a password and then it opens the
wifi network.

It would seem that the squeeze kernel is broken with respect to wifi.

Anybody any ideas for getting wifi working on squeeze?

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