Setting up Wifi on Wheezy

| July 29th, 2012

Plug in your USB wifi adaptor and then type this command

$lsusb

You should see a output of the listings such as this

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0ace:1215 ZyDAS ZD1211B 802.11g

Now check the reposotiry to see if there is a driver for this chipset

$apt-cache search zd1211

zd1211-firmware - Firmware images for the zd1211rw wireless driver

Install the driver

$sudo apt-get install zd1211-firmware

Now you can install a wireless tool

$sudo apt-get install wicd-curses

Once this has installed you can then run the configuration tool which, and connect to your wifi network.

$wicd-curses

And you will see a interface like the one shown below

From here you can setup your wifi network