Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

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Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby Epeon » 2020-10-15 16:58

I have installed Debian via usb iso. I have run the lspci -nn command and have determined that my wifi adapter is Intel Wireless 7260 [8086:08b1]
I currently cannot connect to my wifi router and a search in the setting brings up the prompt: 'No wifi adapter found'. After some digging I have found that I need a firmware package, I believe iwlwifi. I have no idea how to get it working. I have a second laptop I can use to download the package and a usb to move files.
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Re: Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby arzgi » 2020-10-15 17:26

Yes, firmware-iwlwifi is the package you need, it is non-free.
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Re: Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-10-15 18:53

Epeon wrote:After some digging

Your digging skills are poor...

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=142808

I mean, really — did you not search the forums before posting? Or read the official installation guide?
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Re: Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby stevepusser » 2020-10-15 19:16

At the risk of piling on, just searching the forum for "7260" shows the same exact question for the same adapter was asked and answered here last week!
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Re: Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby Deb-fan » 2020-10-15 22:05

PILE ON, KILL THE NOOBZ !!!!

Errr, just being a dork. :) Ummmm though for real, RTFM or die. More kidding. :D
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Re: Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby stevepusser » 2020-10-15 22:56

Jeesh, you'd think that they'd teach kids some search-fu in schools today. Or is that not a thing?

And you kids stay off my lan!
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Re: Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby Epeon » 2020-10-16 19:46

All I am asking is how to install the package without access to the internet from the laptop. But now I get piled on because im new to debian. Wow. I spent all of yesterday figuring out the package and searching on how to get it to work. From scratch. I am extremely confused as to the process, but people dont help, they just insult me.
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Re: Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby Epeon » 2020-10-16 19:48

I searched the forum, for network and for wifi adapters. I tried to find something. All of yesterday. I tried. But no. I must be an idiot.
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Re: Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby Epeon » 2020-10-16 19:50

Ill just figure it out by myself. Thanks A LOT.
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Re: Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-10-16 19:51

Epeon wrote:how to install the package without access to the internet from the laptop

Download the .deb package using another machine then transfer it to a USB stick, copy it to your Debian box and install it.

Epeon wrote:But now I get piled on because im new to debian.

No, you "get piled on" for starting a totally unnecessary thread. If you had bothered to read the official installation guide then you would have used the ISO image that already supplies the non-free firmware.

Epeon wrote:they just insult me

Not yet, Tinkerbell :mrgreen:
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Re: Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby Epeon » 2020-10-16 20:54

I did read the forum and the installation guide. Did I mention I was new to this? I tried to install debian 3 times before I got it working. But instead of simply being redirected and corrected, I get chastised for seeking help.

" copy it to your Debian box and install it."

I did say I don't know how to install it. :mrgreen: Mind explaining? The article on it doesn't help.

"No, you "get piled on" for starting a totally unnecessary thread. If you had bothered to read the official installation guide then you would have used the ISO image that already supplies the non-free firmware."

I did read both the forum and the installation guide, but I did say that I AM NEW TO THIS. I had to install Debian three times before I got it working. And now my lack of knowledge on how debian drivers work has lead me here. I don't get redirected and pointed in the right direction no, take a guess what happens. I did search the forum. Searching Network does not bring anything useful up, and searching wifi brings up a dude who already has it (the one from last week) but can't see the wifi hotspots. But no I overly lazy and didn't bother did I. Not for two days (one for research and initial iso download, 2nd for installing and getting it to work.) . To set up debian. Only to get chastised for asking for help, after trying my very best to find the answer first. What a great, helpful community.
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Re: Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-10-16 21:02

Epeon wrote:I did say I don't know how to install it. :mrgreen: Mind explaining?

viewtopic.php?p=728787#p728787
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Re: Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby Epeon » 2020-10-16 21:04

Thank you for the quick reply, I'm trying it now.
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Re: Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby stevepusser » 2020-10-17 00:33

So you didn't even search the forum for "7260" like I did and suggested you also do in my post? You have to be more specific in those type of searches than "wi-fi adapter", otherwise your search-fu will always be weak! At least we're not whacking you with bamboo poles like the kung-fu master in a training montage!
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Re: Struggling to get Intel Wireless 7260 Adapter working.

Postby Epeon » 2020-10-17 06:57

Mission success guys. Thank you for the help.
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