Iwlwifi

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Intel Wireless WiFi Link drivers for Linux, or iwlwifi, which provides official, Open support for wireless Intel adapters. Initially, it only supported Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Mini-PCI Express Adapter and Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Mini-PCI Express Adapter. More wireless projects are planned to move to this project in the future.

The driver works out of the box with a hardware firmware replacement. Full documentation and source is available on this newer driver.


Notes

The previous Intel Wifi driver was named "ipw".

Availability

The iwl3945 driver was integrated into Linux-2.6.24. It needs a binary firmware image that can be obtained from the project homepage or from distribution repositories.

Packages

  • Debian
    • Debian Unstable (Sid) ships the firmware in the package "firmware-iwlwifi" (version 0.10) in non-free branch.
    • Debian Testing (Lenny) ships the firmware in the package "firmware-iwlwifi" (version 0.10) in non-free branch.

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