Intel Wifi Cards on Debian

To get a minimal install on Debian on our system, most of use prefer Debian netinstall, The netinstall seems to be a really nice setup. The only problem is that if you are a Intel WiFi Card user Debian netinstall does not come with the driver or ucode for Intel WiFi Cards.

So I figured out a way to get the Intel WiFi Cards for Debian in the instructions below. The following Intel WiFi Cards are supported by the drivers.

PCI: 8086:0082 Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak]  
PCI: 8086:0083 Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000 [Condor Peak]  
PCI: 8086:0084 Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000 [Condor Peak]  
PCI: 8086:0085 Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak]  
PCI: 8086:0087 Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 [Kilmer Peak]  
PCI: 8086:0089 Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 [Kilmer Peak]  
PCI: 8086:008A Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1030 [Rainbow Peak]  
PCI: 8086:008B Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1030 [Rainbow Peak]  
PCI: 8086:0090 Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 [Rainbow Peak]  
PCI: 8086:0091 Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 [Rainbow Peak]  
PCI: 8086:0885 Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150  
PCI: 8086:0886 Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150  
PCI: 8086:0887 Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230  
PCI: 8086:0888 Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230  
PCI: 8086:088E Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6235  
PCI: 8086:088F Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6235  
PCI: 8086:0890 Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2200  
PCI: 8086:0891 Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2200  
PCI: 8086:0892 Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 135  
PCI: 8086:0893 Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 135  
PCI: 8086:0894 Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 105  
PCI: 8086:0895 Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 105  
PCI: 8086:0896 Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 130  
PCI: 8086:0897 Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 130  
PCI: 8086:08AE Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 100  
PCI: 8086:08AF Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 100  
PCI: 8086:08B1 Intel Corporation Wireless 7260  
PCI: 8086:08B2 Intel Corporation Wireless 7260  
PCI: 8086:08B3 Intel Corporation Wireless 3160  
PCI: 8086:08B4 Intel Corporation Wireless 3160  
PCI: 8086:095A Intel Corporation Wireless 7265  
PCI: 8086:095B Intel Corporation Wireless 7265  
PCI: 8086:24F3 Intel Corporation Wireless 8260  
PCI: 8086:24F4 Intel Corporation Wireless 8260  
PCI: 8086:422B Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300  
PCI: 8086:422C Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200  
PCI: 8086:4232 Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100  
PCI: 8086:4235 Intel Corporation Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300  
PCI: 8086:4236 Intel Corporation Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300  
PCI: 8086:4237 Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection  
PCI: 8086:4238 Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300  
PCI: 8086:4239 Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200  
PCI: 8086:423A Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5350 AGN [Echo Peak] Network Connection  
PCI: 8086:423B Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5350 AGN [Echo Peak] Network Connection  
PCI: 8086:423C Intel Corporation WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150  
PCI: 8086:423D Intel Corporation WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150  

You can download the firmware-iwlwifi by using the command below.

sudo apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi  

You can also download the .deb files and install it on your system. (You might require ethernet or other PC to download this file, If networking is not functional on your system)

firmware-iwlwifi for Jessie

firmware-iwlwifi for Sid

firmware-iwlwifi for Wheezy

firmware-iwlwifi for Testing

Now you can unpack and install the .deb file you just downloaded

 sudo dpkg -i firmware-iwlwifi_*

Now reboot your system.

You Intel WIFI Card should be detectable by your system.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.

Author: Darryl

I am a self-taught programmer and CG Artist, I write on programming and 3D Animation, tips, and tricks and my experience with things, sometimes I write content on demand if the topic interests me. I love sharing knowledge,

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