TP-LINK TL-WN422G on Debian 7 a.k.a Wheezy

the non open source way !

make sure it’s the device (you will need usbutils and wireless-tools)

# lsusb

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0cf3:1006 Atheros Communications, Inc. TP-Link TL-WN322G v3 / TL-WN422G v2 802.11g [Atheros AR9271]

there ! Atheros AR9271

1. edit /etc/apt/sources.list  and put this line

deb http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free

2. then fire up the terminal !

#apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

# apt-get install firmware-atheros

# apt-get install wpasupplicant

3. done? let’s edit /etc/network/interfaces

put these lines

auto wlan0

iface wlan0 inet dhcp

wpa-ssid yourbelovedaccespoint

wpa-psk thesecretcode

4. ready to test?

#iwlist scan

if you can see waaayyy too many wireless access point, then you are good to go.

#ifup wlan0

or

#/etc/init.d/networking restart

done !

note:
should you find r8188eu, do this
apt-get install firmware-realtek
for Broadcom 43xx (as in Dell Mini 9) we will need
b43-fwcutter
firmware-b43-installer

 

 

ps: if there’s no AP around you, then stop. close the laptop or shutdown the PC, get on your feet, go outside your room/office, and enjoy the view.

ref:

https://wiki.debian.org/ath9k_htc

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

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