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[SOLVED] Wifi and Ethernet

Postby acer-manjaro » 2017-05-07 16:03

Acer Aspire 4920G
Pro Wireless 3946BG
Kernel driver iwl3945
Ethernet BMC5787M (tg3)

I have no Ethernet or Wifi connection. Network Manager says its connected both wired & wireless But no Internet connection.
I tried the non-free install of Debian Jessie but could not install the iwl3945 firmware.

Methods Attempted
1. wicd install but couldn't install because [FAIL] no Enternet
2. iwl3945 as guided in debian's offical website because [FAIL] no Internet

Is there any way to install iwl3945 without Internet or by changing network manager
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Re: HELP No Wifi or Ethernet

Postby phenest » 2017-05-07 16:29

1. What version of Debian?
2. What Desktop Environment?
3. Output of:
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lspci -k | grep -iE "network|ethernet"
NEC Spirit 550 P4 3.8GHz HT - 2GB RAM - nVidia 7600GT - Pioneer BDR-209DBK
ASUS Sabertooth P67 i7 3770K - 32GB RAM - 2x nVidia 660GTX SLI'd
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Re: HELP No Wifi or Ethernet

Postby acer-manjaro » 2017-05-07 16:48

phenest wrote:1. What version of Debian?
2. What Desktop Environment?
3. Output of:
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lspci -k | grep -iE "network|ethernet"


debian-live-8.7.1-amd64-gnome-desktop+nonfree.iso
GNOME Environment
During the Install it said iwl3945 can be install through a USB.

P.S I have also tried a plethora of distros also (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Manjaro 17 GNOME & XFCE, Elementry OS, Fedora & Debian) Using Remix OS (Android x86) the WiFi worked fine.
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Re: HELP No Wifi or Ethernet

Postby phenest » 2017-05-07 16:56

What's the output of #3? Can't help without that.
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Re: HELP No Wifi or Ethernet

Postby acer-manjaro » 2017-05-07 16:58

phenest wrote:What's the output of #3? Can't help without that.


In a minute, doing a fresh install of the same (Debian jessie non-free)

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Re: HELP No Wifi or Ethernet

Postby acer-manjaro » 2017-05-07 17:05

phenest wrote:What's the output of #3? Can't help without that.


UPDATE Debian fetched a link for net-install via Ethernet
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Re: HELP No Wifi or Ethernet

Postby acer-manjaro » 2017-05-07 17:13

phenest wrote:1. What version of Debian?
2. What Desktop Environment?
3. Output of:
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lspci -k | grep -iE "network|ethernet"


bash Command not found
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Re: HELP No Wifi or Ethernet

Postby acer-manjaro » 2017-05-07 17:17

phenest wrote:1. What version of Debian?
2. What Desktop Environment?
3. Output of:
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lspci -k | grep -iE "network|ethernet"


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 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection


*UPDATE Ethernet not working
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Re: HELP No Wifi or Ethernet

Postby phenest » 2017-05-07 17:38

You need to download the package firmware-iwlwifi and install manually.
https://packages.debian.org/jessie/kernel/firmware-iwlwifi
The download link is at the bottom. Then install as root:
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dpkg -i firmware-iwlwifi_0.43_all.deb


I don't think anything can be done about the ethernet.
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Re: HELP No Wifi or Ethernet

Postby acer-manjaro » 2017-05-07 17:44

phenest wrote:You need to download the package firmware-iwlwifi and install manually.
https://packages.debian.org/jessie/kernel/firmware-iwlwifi
The download link is at the bottom. Then install as root:
dpkg -i firmware-iwlwifi_0.43_all.deb


I don't think anything can be done about the ethernet.


I did download the package, but in which directory should I paste it ?
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Re: HELP No Wifi or Ethernet

Postby phenest » 2017-05-07 17:46

Run as root:
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dpkg -i firmware-iwlwifi_0.43_all.deb
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Re: HELP No Wifi or Ethernet

Postby acer-manjaro » 2017-05-07 17:47

phenest wrote:Run as root:
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dpkg -i firmware-iwlwifi_0.43_all.deb
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Re: HELP No Wifi or Ethernet

Postby acer-manjaro » 2017-05-07 17:54

acer-manjaro wrote:
phenest wrote:Run as root:
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dpkg -i firmware-iwlwifi_0.43_all.deb



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dpkg -i firmware-iwlwifi_0.43_all.deb
(Reading database ... 155327 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack firmware-iwlwifi_0.43_all.deb ...
Unpacking firmware-iwlwifi (0.43) over (0.43) ...
Setting up firmware-iwlwifi (0.43) ...



Saved the file in desktop (home)
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Re: HELP No Wifi or Ethernet

Postby phenest » 2017-05-07 17:55

Now restart your computer. Any wireless?
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Re: HELP No Wifi or Ethernet

Postby stevepusser » 2017-05-07 18:09

That particular Broadcom ethernet card also requires non-free firmware. The package is "firmware-linux-nonfree" for Jessie.
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