Configure WLAN in debain Lenny (2.6) …

Connect to the nearest Debian mirror to download the intel firmware:

vi /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://ftp.iitm.ac.in/debian lenny contrib main non-free

apt-get update

apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi

lspci (shows the adaptors)

http://intellinuxwireless.org

click on iwlwifi project

click on download page which is appropriate to your kernel version

download the iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.32.2.9.tgz file.

Unzip the downloaded file, now you’ll get a directory with the name as iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.32.2.9

cd iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.32.2.9

then copy the downloaded file iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode into /lib/firmware

Now enable your wireless connection and check the availablity of the wlan and start using the WLAN.

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