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I'm attempting to install debian wheezy from the netinstall iso burned to usb. I'm trying to use a Belkin F9L1002v1. First time I attempted installation, I was notified of some missing firmware, so I downloaded the firmware package from Debian's site and put the .deb files in the /firmware folder of the usb. I can now proceed in the installation, but when it attempts to configure the network it only scans eth0, and not wlan0. How do I get Debian to recognize the adapter?

Last few lines of dmesg: dmesg

"Ifconfig -a" returns a command not found error

  • Wait two weeks and install Debian jessie instead. :-) – Faheem Mitha Apr 13 '15 at 20:54
  • Haha. But this is sort of an ASAP thing, since I have to have it running by Wednesday. – Vincent Campbell Apr 13 '15 at 21:02
  • Can you not install via eth0 and configure wlan0 later? Linux installers can be a bit finicky about wireless cards. – Faheem Mitha Apr 13 '15 at 21:05
  • The last few lines of dmesg would be useful. Also ifconfig -a. You can switch to a different console (say, alt-f3) to get those; a picture of the screen (e.g., with a cell phone camera) is fine, as long as its readable. – derobert Apr 13 '15 at 21:08
  • Unfortunately eth0 is not an option, it must be the belkin adapter. Unless there is absolutely no other solution. – Vincent Campbell Apr 13 '15 at 21:08

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