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
Code language: HTTP (http)

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

sudo apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi
Code language: JavaScript (javascript)

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 Buster

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.

Your Intel WIFI Card should be detectable by your system.

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

Darryl Dias

I’m Darryl. I’m a 3D Artist, Programmer and Linux enthusiast. On this site I share my insights, tips and tricks, tutorials, methods and best practices.

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