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[Solved] Re: Simplified -- Re: Quick pointer please? Installing Intel wireless, post OS installation

On Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:10:45 +0000
Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Fri 22 Feb 2019 at 13:52:02 -0500, deb wrote:

Simplified query:

After installing Debian 9.7, without Networking, and without an Ethernet

how does one go about installing Intel Wireless (with the non-free bits
available on a USB drive)?
Firmware (free or non-free) goes in /lib/firmware.


Dropping the iwlwifi-8265-22.ucode (and -21.ucode just to be safe)

into /lib/firmware AND REBOOTING brought the system right into

functioning wifi networking.

The spurious -26, -25, -24, -23.ucode files that the network installation section

of the off-line 9.6 and 9.7 installs had requested; do not seem to be required.

Of course, /etc/apt/sources.list was still pointing at the cdrom repository and needed to be updated after everything was running to point to the stretch repositories.

Everything is running fine.

Thank you all.