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Intel Wifi Cards on Debian

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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 <code class="highlighter-rouge">.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 <code class="highlighter-rouge">.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.