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I have a question for you, guru of Linux!

I'm far far far from being an expert in linux. I have only try few time Ubuntu and linux on my raspberry pi (don't remember the distro).

 

My situation :

But now, I have a server on a old E6750 (Dual core, 775, at 2.66GHz) with an Intel Motherboard (D975XBX2) and 4GB of DDR2 666MHz. It is running windows 7 for now and it is lagging with a minecraft server + TS3 server. I want to try Debian.

 

My solution and problem: 

So here is my problem with the Y570. 

I have a Y570 that I really don't use. It have a i7 and 8gb of ram. I'm like: "Nice! I will do the debian server on it!"

Great idea, yes! Installation, Done!, Connection to internet via WiFi, What? Not working?...

 

My question :

Fine, I go on the internet, like a good noob, and look for an answer. Finally found that my WiFi integrated card isn't support... nice, now what? Where can I found a fix for that? Did a fix exist? Did I'm a good writer to explain my problem, no, obviously not! XD

 

I just want to know if I can do something about it or my WiFi will never work?

 

Thanks, Lee

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A Google search for "Y570 linux wifi" led me to

https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Lenovo/ideapad%20Y570%20%28wheezy%29

which says:
Quote:
WiFi

Requires the firmware-brcm80211 package.

So I Googled the package name. That gave me

https://wiki.debian.org/brcm80211

See if that works for you.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferrari8608 View Post

A Google search for "Y570 linux wifi" led me to

https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Lenovo/ideapad%20Y570%20%28wheezy%29

which says:
Quote:
WiFi

Requires the firmware-brcm80211 package.

So I Googled the package name. That gave me

https://wiki.debian.org/brcm80211

See if that works for you.


I have follow the step but now Im stuck at the WiFi configuration. I really dont know where to start...

 

Sorry to bother you with those question...

 

Thanks Lee

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It should just be a matter of installing the module, enabling it with modprobe, and then configuring it with whatever GUI app came with your desktop environment. This page has instructions for KDE and Gnome with network-manager, or you can install wicd if you're using something else like Xfce.

https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse

Larger distrobutions like Debian and Arch have wonderful wikis, and most of the information within applies to most other Linux distros.
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Ok, I have already try that but I could not find the wireless setting in my application bar, I only have the wire one that I can connect and disconnect. I will continue to search, but as you can see, Im use to windows and not this :P

I will find, one day!

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post #6 of 10
Code:
lspci | grep Wireless

what is the output of this command.

you may want to try a linux distribution that includes all the non-free drivers you may need. check out lenovo's site to see if they have drivers available for download.
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Code:
08:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000 [Condor Peak]

 

This is the output I recieve

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You'll need the non-free iwlwifi module for Intel "Condor Peak" wifi chipsets.

This page explains how to do it for Debian 6 and 7 (I assume you're on Debian 7 Wheezy): https://wiki.debian.org/iwlwifi
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Originally Posted by tompsonn View Post

You'll need the non-free iwlwifi module for Intel "Condor Peak" wifi chipsets.

This page explains how to do it for Debian 6 and 7 (I assume you're on Debian 7 Wheezy): https://wiki.debian.org/iwlwifi


Thanks! That was the good firmware!

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[SOLVED]

Hello fellas!

I have just powered my Y570 Lenovo IdeaPad with Debian 7 Wheezy, but unfortunately I am not able to turn the WiFi too...
I am reviewing:
https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse

I have installed network-manager-gnome, log out and back on, but i stuck on step 4. A new applet (computer icon) will appear in the notification area / system tray. Left-click this icon to present the nm-applet pop-up menu.

I will highly appreciate your efforts.

[SOLUTION] I have ran modprobe -r ; modprobe
Edited by georgitsenov - 11/27/14 at 7:36am
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