Debian Intel WiFi 5100 and 5300 controller

Debian with kernel 2.6.28

This is a Mini-PCI Express WiFi Adapter.


Debian with kernel 2.6.28

This is a Mini-PCI Express WiFi Adapter.

  • Get the Microcode

Download the iwlifi-5000 tarball with microcode (firmware) from IntelLinuxWireless

  • Extract the contents of the tarball:
tar xzf iwlwifi-5000-ucode-5.4.A.11.tar.gz

(filename could be different)

  • Copy the microcode file to /lib/firmware:
sudo cp ./iwlwifi-5000-ucode-5.4.A.11/iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode /lib/firmware

(the directory name extracted from tarball could be different as well)

  • Add repository

Add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://kernel-archive.buildserver.net/debian-kernel trunk main
  • Update your local package index:
sudo apt-get update
  • Install linux-image-2.6.28-1-686
sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.28-1-686