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Trouble getting iwlwifi driver working

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I just installed Debian and I am having issues getting my wireless working. I installed Squeeze and also the nonfree firmware for iwlwifi. I thought I did everything right but I am still not getting online. My wireless hardware won't even turn on. So this is what I did: Put the .deb files in a flash drive, booted the system and from there I typed dpkg -i <firmware>.deb I restared my network first and then rebooted the PC after which I was still not getting a connection. I typed aptitude show firmware iwlwifi and it showed all the files that were in /lib/firmware which where all co (HowTos)