Intel PRO/Wireless WiFi 4965AGN

  • toothdecay
Posted: Sat, 01/03/2009 - 08:28
I'm in a world of pain with trying to get wireless working with my 'Intel Wireless WiFi 4965AGN' .... Hopefully somebody can offer some insight. I tried to follow instructions at but it just went way over my head. Tried to install Wicd, failed. I'm clueless. The most frustrating thing about my problem is that I don't have accesses to the internet through an ethernet cable, just the wireless, so I'm stuck going back and forth using the Ubuntu live CD for the connection. I'm very keen to get 64Studio up and running, I'm extremely impressed with how smoothly the Jack server runs for me in comparison to Ubuntu Studio!!!


  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Thu, 04/02/2009 - 21:12
I've tried to keep my 64studio a pretty straightforward install, but I use Debian Sid (Sidux) on my work laptop, and like it very much. I haven't checked it's availability in other distros, but a great wireless tool is WLAssistant. From source. If you have Sid repos installed, you can probably install it with the 64studio package manager. I don't recommend mixing Sid with Stable, but sometimes you can get by. It probably is better to wait for the backports as mentioned previously, if you can get by for now. edit: WLAssistant is also a KDE app, so if you are all Gnome, you'll have to install a bunch of KDE libs.


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 03/29/2009 - 19:17
the linux-kbuild-2.6.29 package only became available late last week, and Free will backport one for 64 Studio repositories soon. Cheers, Quentin

Re: Intel PRO/Wireless WiFi 4965AGN

  • murix
  • 03/29/09
  • Sun, 03/29/2009 - 18:35
I have a similar problem with 64Studio 3 beta 3 AMD64. The wireless interface Intel PRO/Wireless WiFi 4965 is recognised as being a wired interface. I have installed the drivers using the package firmware-iwlwifi from the Debian Sid repositories. Unlike in Ubuntu, the Gnome network applet of 64Studio does not list the avaliable wireless networks. It may be because the wireless card is recognised as being wired. So I installed WiFi Radar to manage the network connection in roaming mode. This works for me. In my case, I have also installed the kernel headers corresponding to the kernel 2.6.29-1-multimedia-amd64. For so doing I needed linux-kbuild-2.6.29. Once more, I could not find this package in the default repositories of the 64Studio installation and I had to download the Debian Sid package. I think you do not need the linux headers because the support for this wireless card should be already built in the kernel. I needed them in order to install the proprietary NVIDIA drivers.