There are some guides available on how to install your wifi driver on SliTaz, like the official one. Recently I am having multiple laptops at home. So I had to move permanently to WiFi. Here’s what I did for enabling wireless on SliTaz:
I have Ubuntu installed on my hard disk. So I strayed a bit and ran
hwinfo --netcard(hwinfo was not installed so I installed it from Synaptic) to check my wireless card and which kernel module it is using on Ubuntu. My answer was iwlwifi.
- Booted into SliTaz from USB and ran dmesg. Found the following line:
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1000 BGN, REV=0x6C
So, I have to find the driver for iwlwifi-1000. Rebooted into Ubuntu.
Downloaded, extracted and copied the driver in SliTaz USB. Booted into SliTaz and copied the driver file (for me it is iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode) to /lib/firmware.
- Modied the entries for wireless in /etc/notwork.conf as below:
# Wifi connection. # Enable/disable wireless connection at boot time. WIFI="yes" # Wifi interface (iwconfig) and ESSID. WIFI_INTERFACE="wlan0" WIFI_ESSID="Airport" WIFI_MODE="managed" # Use your own WEP key here WIFI_KEY="DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD" WIFI_KEY_TYPE="wep" WPA_DRIVER="wext" WIFI_CHANNEL="" WIFI_IWCONFIG_ARGS=""
- Did a tazusb writefs and rebooted into SliTaz. Enabled wlan0 using the Network Manager applet.
Done!!! Now posting this blog from SliTaz via WiFi 😉