debian from ethernet to wifi

Cheryl Homiak cah4110 at
Sat Sep 12 02:52:00 UTC 2015

If you will run lspci on your installation of debian it should tell you about various hardware pieces including your card. If you know what your card is, there is plenty to be found for debian. If nothing else you can google it.

> On Sep 11, 2015, at 9:27 PM, Joel Roth <joelz at> wrote:
> Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> I have a command line installation of debian on a laptop that's supposed to
>> have the hardware to do wifi.  Right now, I don't yet know what additional
>> software to install so this computer can talk to the wifi network and log
>> on.  archlinux has madwifi and a large section on wifi installation on its
>> installguide file but that's not in the debian repository so for now I have
>> no clue.  I do have a wifi adapter antenna I will have to use with a tower
>> system but don't know if this wil also be needed to run the laptop.
> Here are a few  you could try: (from dpkg -l | grep firmware)
> firmware-iwlwifi                       0.43                                   all          Binary firmware for Intel Wireless cards
> firmware-linux-free                    3.3                                    all          Binary firmware for various drivers in the Linux kernel
> firmware-linux-nonfree                 0.43                                   all          Binary firmware for various drivers in the Linux kernel
> firmware-realtek                       0.43                                   all          Binary firmware for Realtek wired and wireless network adapters
> -- 
> Joel Roth
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