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Dear Evrerybody, This is the first time I have installed debian and I would like to request for some help on how to make the wireless work. Hereunder ar e ...
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    Wireless in my Debian


    Dear Evrerybody,

    This is the first time I have installed debian and I would like to request for some help on how to make the wireless work.

    Hereunder ar e the infos that might help. Thanks in advance!

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    debian:~# uname -r
    2.6.26-2-686
    debian:~# lspci -knn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
            Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
            Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a43] (rev 07)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
            Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
            Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:2944] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2946] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:294a] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
            Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E 2 port SATA IDE Controller [8086:2928] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
            Kernel modules: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
            Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    00:1f.5 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E 2 port SATA IDE Controller [8086:292d] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
            Kernel modules: ata_piix
    05:00.0 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Device [197b:2382]
    05:00.2 SD Host controller [0805]: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Device [197b:2381]
            Kernel driver in use: sdhci
            Kernel modules: sdhci
    05:00.3 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Device [197b:2383]
            Kernel driver in use: jmb38x_ms
            Kernel modules: jmb38x_ms
    06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    07:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1713] (rev 02)
            Kernel driver in use: tg3
            Kernel modules: tg3
    debian:~#
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    debian:~# lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    ppdev                   6500  0
    parport_pc             22500  0
    lp                      8164  0
    parport                30988  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    ipv6                  235364  16
    acpi_cpufreq            6796  1
    cpufreq_stats           3776  0
    cpufreq_userspace       3172  0
    cpufreq_ondemand        6476  1
    cpufreq_conservative     5960  0
    freq_table              4224  3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
    cpufreq_powersave       1856  0
    loop                   12748  0
    joydev                  8480  0
    snd_hda_intel         325688  3
    snd_pcm_oss            32832  0
    snd_mixer_oss          12320  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                62596  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy           2660  0
    snd_seq_oss            24992  0
    snd_seq_midi            5728  0
    snd_rawmidi            18528  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      6432  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                41456  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              17800  3 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          6380  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    uvcvideo               45704  0
    jmb38x_ms               7460  0
    snd                    45604  13 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    compat_ioctl32          1312  1 uvcvideo
    i2c_i801                7920  0
    soundcore               6368  1 snd
    videodev               27520  1 uvcvideo
    pcspkr                  2432  0
    memstick                9468  1 jmb38x_ms
    v4l1_compat            12260  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    psmouse                32336  0
    wmi                     6440  0
    serio_raw               4740  0
    i2c_core               19828  1 i2c_i801
    snd_page_alloc          7816  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    video                  16432  0
    output                  2912  1 video
    ac                      4196  0
    button                  6096  0
    battery                10180  0
    intel_agp              22556  1
    agpgart                28776  1 intel_agp
    evdev                   8000  9
    ext3                  105512  1
    jbd                    39444  1 ext3
    mbcache                 7108  1 ext3
    sg                     26964  0
    sr_mod                 13316  0
    cdrom                  30176  1 sr_mod
    sd_mod                 22200  3
    ide_pci_generic         3908  0 [permanent]
    ide_core               96136  1 ide_pci_generic
    ata_generic             4676  0
    ata_piix               14180  2
    libata                140416  2 ata_generic,ata_piix
    scsi_mod              129324  4 sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
    dock                    8304  1 libata
    tg3                    84708  0
    sdhci                  13060  0
    mmc_core               39900  1 sdhci
    ehci_hcd               28396  0
    uhci_hcd               18672  0
    usbcore               118224  4 uvcvideo,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
    thermal                15228  0
    processor              32544  4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
    fan                     4164  0
    thermal_sys            10856  4 video,thermal,processor,fan
    debian:~#
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    debian:~# uname -r
    2.6.26-2-686
    debian:~#

  2. #2
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    Since this is the same system as in your post about a Fedora driver, the answer is the same. You have a Broadcom 4312 wireless and need to use the Broadcom wl driver.

    I don't know if there is a pre-compiled version available for Debian. You can always download the source and compile it.

    Broadcom.com - 802.11 Linux STA driver
    Last edited by waterhead; 08-14-2009 at 11:40 AM.
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