Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Debian 8 – Jessie - Enabling Wifi on ASUS ROG G750JW

Debian Jessie installer managed to detect most of hardware during install like LAN, sound and video, but WIFI had to be configured separately.

  1. Add a "non-free" component to /etc/apt/sources.list for your Debian version, for example:

    # Debian 8 "Jessie"
    deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free

  2. Update the list of available packages. Install the relevant linux-headers.
    # apt-get update
    # apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms

  3. Unload conflicting modules:

    # modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb brcmsmac

  4. Load wl module:

    # modprobe wl

  5. Edit /etc/network/interfaces and comment out or remove allow-hotplug eth0


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