Yeah - wow this is painful to watch. Both of you please read ...
for next time.
" is the best command to use since it shows the vendor/device ID AND any driver installed. If you need to prune the output then try "lspci -nnk | grep Network -A5
The device 8086:0888 is an Intel Wireless-N 2230 (BGN).
It should use the iwlwifi
driver (default in any kernel)
The firmware needed is in the package "iwl2030-firmware" and the file is
With the firmware installed reboot.
Do the "lspci -nnk
" or else "lsmod | grep iwlwifi
" to see if the driver was installed.
Find the interface and some basic interface commands
# shows the interfaces, might be called 'wlan0'
# should show the interfaces and the wifi settings
If you don't see the driver or can't get a response from iwconfig, then look through this command for an error
dmesg | less
NetworkManager (icon on non-taskbar) is the best way to manage wifi.
There are sometimes problems that require disabling A to get N wifi bands. Unlikely but be aware.